FUJIFILM MOMENT STREET PHOTO AWARDS 2020

THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE FUJIFILM MOMENT STREET PHOTO AWARDS 2020 WINNERS

Due to the closing of cultural institutions in Poland, related to the coronavirus pandemic, we are forced to present the Fujifilm Moment Street Photo Awards 2020 exhibition in a different time.

Here is the link to the announcement
of the Fujifilm Moment Street Photo Awards 2020 winners:



The international competition FUJIFILM MOMENT STREET PHOTO AWARDS 2020 is the successor to the very well-received „Moment” - International Biennale of Street Photography, the first edition of which we organized last year.

The idea of FUJIFILM MOMENT STREET PHOTO AWARDS 2020 was born from the fascination with street photography. By organizing the competition we want to promote and support photographers working in this genre. Our annual competition is addressed to all photographers - professional or amateur.

No matter where you live - in a crowded metropolis or in an intimate town - send us your street photographs. Let our Jury evaluate your work. There's a chance that you'll become the FUJIFILM MOMENT STREET PHOTO AWARDS 2020 Photographer of the Year and win the Grand Prize - the Fujifilm X-pro3 camera with a Fujinon XF 23 mm f/2.0 R WR lens!

You can submit up to 5 photos.

To take part in the competition, please use our website:
1. Read the Entry Rules.
2. Create an account.
3. Provide your personal data.
4. Make a payment (10 €).
5. Submit your photographs.

WARNING! The submitted photographs must have been taken no earlier than 20 September 2019.
You can apply for the competition from May 6 to October 20, 2020 (until midnight: GMT + 2, Central European Summer Time).
The winners announcement will take place in Częstochowa (Poland) on 14 November 2020.

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"As Henri Cartier-Bresson said: « Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again. » So street photographers, let us admire those fleeting moments that only you can see." - Adam Markowski, initiator and curator of the Fujifilm Moment Street Photo Awards 2020

"Street photography is a certain concept where technique is more important than the photographed place. Street Photo can be treated as an exercise of creativity to record the world around us without interfering with it. In the long run, it results in a fascinating documentary of the times we lived in.” - Tymon Markowski, Jury Member of the Fujifilm Moment Street Photo Awards 2020

"I love to feel life as you do it in street photography. I enjoy to capture the beauty of everyday moments, to discover magic in ordinary days - every shot you take as a street photographer is ephemeral and unique. Some moments are telling you stories that unveil their deeper meaning only later. To me, street photography is a confession of love to life. It is a spiritual experience of a deeper connection with the world surrounding me. I go out into the world, open my heart and eyes and see what happens next." - Elena Alexandra, Jury Member of the Fujifilm Moment Street Photo Awards 2020

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Jury

Witold Krassowski
Warsaw, Poland

Born in 1956, he is a linguist by education. Since the early 1980s he has been involved in photojournalism and social photography.

Arkadiusz Gola
Zabrze, Poland

Doctoral student and teacher at the Institute of Creative Photography at the Silesian University in Opava (Czech Republic), he works with documentary photography.

Tymon Markowski
Warsaw, Poland

Born in 1986 in Kraków, he is a self-taught photographer who studied sociology. He started working as a photojournalist in 2006.

Maciej Jeziorek
Warsaw, Poland

Born in 1973 in Warsaw. Two-time recipient of a scholarship from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage (2012 and 2018). Member of ZPAF (Association of Polish Art Photographers). He has been working in the Polish branch of Fujifilm.

Szymon Roziewicz
Göteborg, Sweden

Born in 1983 in Nowogard, a would-be chemist working as a construction worker, freelance photographer, passionate about street photography. He never leaves his camera at home.

Elena Alexandra
Hamburg, Germany

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia. She studied Psychology, Political Science, and Arts in Russia, Germany, and Spain. Trained as a classical painter, she discovered her passion for street photography while working as a newspaper reporter in Madrid.

Benefits for participants

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Prizes:
1st prize – Fujifilm X-pro3 with FujiFilm Fujinon XF 23 mm f/2.0 R WR lens
2nd prize – 900 €
3rd prize – 700 €
Presentation at the post-competition exhibition
Presentation of photographs in the catalog
Review of the application by the specialists in the photographic industry

Organizer: The Centre of Culture Promotion "GAUDE MATER"

We are a unique place dedicated to promotion of culture in Częstochowa, operating since 1991. We are open to various types of audiences and cooperate with artists from all areas of art. We organize various cultural events, we support the activities of local cultural managers, we invite outstanding personalities from Poland and abroad. We are happy that we can be an important meeting place for people regardless of their age, artistic preferences and beliefs.

Through our activity we build a community linked by a common factor – their love for culture.

As a Cetre for the Promotion of Culture we are the organizer or co-organizer of the largest cultural events in Częstochowa, e.g. JAZZtochowa Festival, Cultural Night, Festival of Kalina Jędrusik, International Biennale of Miniature, GAUDE MATER International Festival of Sacred Music, European Folk Culture Days. In addition, we offer a lot of concerts, exhibitions, workshops, meetings and interdisciplinary activities.

Our Amateur Artistic Movement Center supports the work of artistically active people who are just beginning their creative adventure and do not have their own financial resources to implement their (often extraordinary) projects.

We would like to invite everyone interested in our activities, or in cooperation, to our office in Częstochowa. We would be glad to meet you. You can find more information on our website: gaudemater.pl

Sponsors and partners

Sponsors

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Fujifilm is one of the most respected digital camera brands in the world. Inspired by the beauty and form of classic cameras from the past, Fujifilm creates cameras that combine technological innovation with traditional yet stylish and functional body design. Thanks to years of experience, the brand meets the expectations of photography enthusiasts, who dream of taking pictures of the highest quality.


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Częstochowa is a city with a strong historical brand. It creates a good climate for doing business, improves its infrastructure and living conditions. The city is the main economic, academic, administrative and cultural centre in the north of the Silesian Voivodeship. Located on the Polish north-south motorway, it is the main centre of Marian devotion and a pilgrimage destination to the Jasna Gora Monastery with the world-famous icon of the Black Madonna.


Partners

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The Street Photo Poland initiative was launched in late 2018. Its main objective is to promote the idea of street photography and to present the achievements of Polish representatives of this genre. The website serves as an archive of conversations with photographers about their work and their perception of this genre of photography, while the Instagram profile focuses on presenting their works. In 2019, thanks to the funding obtained from the City of Warsaw, the initiative organized free StreetMeet meetings and Walk&Talk photo walks. The originator and founder of SPP is Tymon Markowski.

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"From Streets with Love" (FSWL) is an international Street Photography Collective consisting of five members based in Germany, Mexico, Thailand and Hungary. Founded in 2016, FSWL stands for authenticity, courage and an eclectic style of their members. FSWL curates a street photography feature account @fromstreetswithlove with the goal to provide inspiration, showcase and support through it’s daily selections and contest challenges.

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