Gammelgaard Monochrome


Gammelgaard Monochrome 2011

The prestigious prize for the state of the art black & white
fine art photography of the 21st century.

 

 


 

Win €7000

Read about the prize, the exhibition and who we are! / Læs om prisen, udstillingen og om hvem vi er!

Welcome / Velkommen


Gammelgaard Monochrome
The danish based Gammelgaard Monochrome Prize and accompanying exhibition (in Denmark) is a new international photo competition aiming at exhibiting and promoting fine art monochrome photography of the 21. century.
In addition we want to collect money for photography-related charity in third world countries, by selling prints from the exhibition.
The competetion is open for all photographers around the world and we invite them to send us digital portfolios of their work. We ask the winners to donate 4 prints of each photo in their portfolio for charity. We will make these 4 prints based on the uploaded, high quality digital files.


The Prize
The Prize is open worldwide to all professional and amateur photographers working with digital or traditional photography or combinations of both. There is no theme for this Award, and the images will be evaluated as a cohesive body of work, rather than individual images.
The winner selected by jurors will recieve a prize of 7.000 euros. 2nd place will get 2.000 euros and 3rd place 1.000 euros.


The Exhibiton
Some 40-60 portfolios will be selected by the jurors to form an exhibition at the danish art gallery Gammelgaard in Herlev in Denmark (http://www.gammelgaard.dk).

 

Gammelgaard, Herlev

 

Charity

Teaching third world children the art of photography.

Prints of the exhibited photographs will be sold from a print booth at the exhibition site.
The entire sum generated from this sale (ex. tax) will be donated to the Charnwoods Arts non-profit organisation (http://www.charnwoodarts.com/).


Charnwood Arts is an independent community arts and media organisation based in the Borough of Charnwood in the East Midlands of Britain. It is a registered arts and educational charity (No. 505977).
Charnwood Arts has worked in India with local partners for twenty years and Gammelgaard Monochrome is supporting a project of teaching children from Ramapir slum in India basic and intermediate photography.
The local partner in India is the Manav Sadhna non-profit organisation (http://www.manavsadhna.org/) and the project is lead by the british based photographer Kajal Nisha Patel.


kajal_nisha_patel_317.jpgKajal will work in a project named "Seeds of Satyagraha". She will work with children along Mahatma Gandhi's route to independence, which stretches from the Sabarmati Ashram (next to Manav Sadhna, Ahmedabad) to her ancestral town of Navsari. The Salt Satyagraha, which began with the Dandi March on March 12, 1930, was an important part of the Indian independence movement. Charnwood Arts has worked with communities along this trail, which Kajal plans to work with, annually.

Gammelgaard Monochrome
Gammelgaard Monochrome Prisen og den tilhørende udstilling (i Danmark) er en ny international fotosalon, som har til formål at udstille og promovere moderne sort/hvid (kunst-) fotografi fra det 21. århundrede.

Derudover samler vi også penge ind til foto-relateret arbejde i tredie-verdens lande. Disse penge stammer fra salg af vindernes billeder fra udstillingen i Danmark.

Konkurrencen er åben for alle fotografer i hele verden og vi inviterer jer til at sende os digitale portefolier af jeres arbejde.

Vi beder vinderne om at donere 4 print af hvert billede til salg på udstillingen til velgørenhed. Vi vil printe disse 4 eksemplarer fra de uploadede digitale filer, som skal være i høj kvalitet.


Konkurrencen
Konkurrencen er åben for alle professionelle såvel som amatør-fotografer som arbejder med digitalt eller analog-fotografi - eller kombinationer af begge. Konkurrencen har ikke noget tema, men hvert portfolie vil blive vurderet som en helhed, hvadenten det er en serie eller individuelle billeder.
Den vinder der udpeges af juryen vil få 7.000 euro. 2. pladsen får 2.000 euro og 3.pladsen 1.000 euro.


Udstillingen
Dommerpanelet vil udvælge omkring 40-60 portfolier til udstillingen som vil finde sted på kunstudstillingsstedet Gammelgaard i Herlev i Danmark (
http://www.gammelgaard.dk).

 

Gammelgaard, Herlev

 

Velgørenhed

At lære børn fra den tredie verden om fotografiets muligheder.

På udstillingen i Herlev vil vi sælge print som vinderne har doneret. Hele den derved generede sum (eksl. skatter) vil blive doneret til non-profit organisationen Charnwood Arts i England (http://www.charnwoodarts.com/).


Charnwood Arts er en uafhængig kunst- og medie-organisation med base i The Borough of Charnwood i East Midlands i England. Det er en registreret kunst og uddannelsesorganisatrion (No. 505977).
Charnwood Arts har arbejdet i Indien med lokale partnere i 20 år og Gammelgaard Monochrome støtter et projekt hvor børn fra slumområdet Ramapir i Indien undervises i fotografi. Børnene skal bla. lære at bruge fotografiet til at dokumentere deres eget liv.
Den lokale partner i Indien er en non-profit organisation der hedder Manav Sadhna(
http://www.manavsadhna.org/) og projektet ledes at den britisk/indiske fotograf Kajal Nisha Patel.


Kajals projekt hedder "Seeds of Satyagraha" og hun vil arbejde med børn der bor langs Mahatma Gandhi's vej til uafhængighed. Denne rute strækker sig fra Sabarmati Ashram (i nærheden af Manav Sadhna, Ahmedabad) til hendes forældres by Navsari. "The Salt Satyagraha", som begyndte med "Dandi March" den 12. marts 1930, var en vigtig del af Indiens uafhængighedsbevægelse. Charnwood Arts har arbejdet med samfund langs denne historiske rute i Indien og Kajal håber på at kunne arbejde med projekter her årligt. 

 

The jury / Juryen

We are proud to have a very competent jury panel whos members are very well known photographers, editors and authors - all competent photo "conisseurs". 

 

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Susan Zadeh

EYEMAZING's founder, Susan Zadeh, originally trained as a classical dancer and enjoyed a 12-year career as ballerina with Het Nationaal Ballet, Amsterdam. Prior to EYEMAZING Ms. Zadeh worked for 7 years as a photographer, and also founded and published Freeye an International Fine Art Photography magazine. Eyemazing Susan is recognized by the international photography world for her talent as a creative director and groundbreaking independent publisher, frequently invited to sit on the panels of world-renowned international photography competitions, and advise and curate group and solo exhibitions and presentations.


Fotomagasinets EYEMAZINGs grundlægger, Susan Zadeh er oprindelig uddannet balletdanser og havde en 12 år lang balletkarriere med Het Nationaal Ballet i Amsterdam. Før hun grundlagde EYEMAZING arbejdede Susan i syv år som fotograf, hvor hun også startede og udgav det internationale kunstfotomagasin Freeye.

Susan Zadeh er anerkendt i den internationale fotoverden for hendes talent som kreativ direktør og fornyende forlægger. Hun inviteres ofte til dommerpaneler i verdenskendte, internationale fotokonkurrencer og rådgiver og kuraterer gruppe- og soloudstillinger og præsentationer.

www.eyemazing.com

Henrik Saxgren

Henrik Saxgren was born in Randers, Denmark in 1953.

Although professionally trained as an advertising photographer, he switched to photojournalism, focusing on international issues from Haiti to Palestine, Cuba to Rwanda. In 1979 he co-founded the collective photo agency 2Maj, based in Copenhagen.

With 2Maj as his base he worked as an independent photojournalist up to 1995, when the agency was dissolved.
From 1995 to 2000 he constantly went to Nicaragua, only back in Denmark to earn money to finance his work on the book, Solomons House, which was published in 2000.

After the accomplishment of this very classic b&w documentary book he found it was time for a change.
In 2000/2001 he settled for some months in Euqador and did a series of large format color landscapes.
And after 9/11 he went to Gaza with the same large format camera and did the exhibition: Landscapes of War.
In 2006 he finished four years work on the project, "War & Love - immigration into the Nordic countries", where he did one portrait (and text) of 80 immigrants/families of different nationalities, who has settled in one of the Nordic countries.
That project was published in Denmark and Sweden.
September 20. 2010 the exhibition ‘Unintended Sculptures' was exhibited at The National Museum of Photography (Den Sorte Diamant) and at Galerie Asbæk. A book with the same title was published by German publisher, Hatje Cantz same date.


Henrik Saxgren blev født i i Randers i 1953.

Fra en uddannelse som reklamefotograf skiftede han til fotojournalistik og fokuserede på internationale temaer fra Haiti til Palæstina, fra Cuba til Rwanda. I 1979 var han med til at starte der kollektive fotoargentur 2Maj, med base i København.

Med 2Maj som sin base arbejdede han som uafhængig fotojournalist op til 1995 da hans argentur blev opløst.

Fra 1995 til 2000 tog han løbende til Nicaragua, kun hjemme i Danmark for at tjene penge til finansiering af hans bogprojekt, Solomons Hus, som blev udgivet i 2000.

Efter færdiggørelsen af denne meget klassiske sort/hvide dokumentar-bog, følte han trang til forandring.

I 2000/2001 boede han nogle måneder i Euquador og lavede en serie storformat landskabsbilleder i farver.

Efter 9/11 tog han til Gaza med selvsamme storformat kamera og lavede udstillingen "Krigens landskab".

I 2006 færdiggjorde han 4 års arbejde med projektet "KRIG OG KÆRLIGHED - om indvandringen til Norden", hvor han lavede et portræt (med tekst) af 80 indvandrere/familier med forskellige nationaliteter, som havde bosat sig i et af de nordiske lande.

Projektet blev udgivet i Danamrk og Sverige.

20. september 2010  blev hans udstilling "Unintended Sculptures" vist på Det Natinale Fotomuseum (i Den Sorte Diamant) og på Galleri Asbæk. En bog med samme titel blev blev udgivet det tyske forlag Hatje Cantz samme dag.

Henrik Saxgren er desuden med i holdet bag "Danmark Under Forandring" - danmarkshistoriens største fotoprojekt.

 

www.saxgren.dk 

Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry, recognized universally as one of todays finest image-makers, has won many of photography top awards.  Best known for his evocative color photography, McCurry, in the finest documentary tradition, captures the essence of human struggle and joy.  Member of Magnum Photos since 1986, McCurry has searched and found the unforgettable; many of his images have become modern icons.  Born in Philadelphia, McCurry graduated cum laude from the College of Arts and Architecture at the Pennsylvania State University.  After working at a newspaper for two years, he left for India to freelance. It was in India that McCurry learned to watch and wait on life. "If you wait", he realized, "people will forget your camera and the soul will drift up into view."
 
His career was launched when, disguised in native garb, he crossed the Pakistan border into rebel-controlled Afghanistan just before the Russian invasion.  When he emerged, he had rolls of film sewn into his clothes of images that would be published around the world as among the first to show the conflict there. His coverage won the Robert Capa Gold Medal for Best Photographic Reporting from Abroad, an award dedicated to photographers exhibiting exceptional courage and enterprise.  He is the recipient of numerous awards, including Magazine Photographer of the Year, awarded by the National Press Photographers Association.  That was the same year in which he won an unprecedented four first prizes in the World Press Photo Contest.  He has won the Olivier Rebbot Memorial Award twice.
 
Steve McCurry has covered many areas of international and civil conflict, including the Iran-Iraq war, the disintegration of the former Yugoslavia, Beirut, Cambodia, the Philippines, the Gulf War, and continuing coverage of Afghanistan. He focuses on the human consequences of war, not only showing what war impresses on the landscape, but rather, on the human face.
 
McCurry's work has been featured in every major magazine in the world and frequently appears in National Geographic magazine with recent articles on the Hazaras of Afghanistan, Buddhism, Tibet, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, and the temples of Angkor Wat, Cambodia.  McCurry is driven by an innate curiosity and sense of wonder about the world and everyone in it.  He has an uncanny ability to cross boundaries of language and culture to capture stories of human experience.  “Most of my images are grounded in people.  I look for the unguarded moment, the essential soul peeking out, experience etched on a persons face. "I try to convey what it is like to be that person, a person caught in a broader landscape that you could call the human condition."  
 
A high point in his career was the rediscovery of the previously unidentified Afghan refugee girl that many have described as the most recognizable photograph in the world today.  When McCurry finally located Sharbat Gula after almost two decades, he said, “Her skin is weathered; there are wrinkles now, but she is a striking as she was all those years ago. McCurry returned from an extended assignment in China on September 10, 2001.  His coverage at Ground Zero on September 11 is a testament to the heroism and nobility of the people of New York City. "You felt the horror and immediately, instinctively understood that our lives would never be the same again."
 
McCurry has published many books including, In the Shadows of Mountains (2007), Looking East (2006), Steve McCurry (2005), The Path to Buddha: A Tibetan Pilgrimage (2003), Sanctuary (2002), South Southeast (2000), Portraits (1999), Monsoon (1988), The Imperial Way (1985).

 

www.stevemccurry.com

 

  

Who are we? Hvem er vi?

Who's behind the Gammelgaard Monochrome Prize?

Gammelgaard Monochrome is a society under the danish law. Founders and members of the board are Per Valentin and Peter Wolff. We work together with Gammelgaard in Herlev to set up the exhibition and we support british photographer Kajal Nisha Patel in her educational work with children in India.


Hvem står bag Gammelgaard Monochrome?

Gammelgaard Monochrome er en forening. Grundlæggerne og medlemmerne af bestyrelsen er Per Valentin og Peter Wolff. Vi samarbejder med Gammelgaard i Herlev om udstillingen og vi støtter den britisk/indiske fotograf Kajal Nisha Patel i hendes arbejde med undervisning af børn i slumområder i Indien.

 

 

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Per Valentin
He is a graphic designer and artist. Per's interest in photography began already as a 12 year-old, when he inherited his grandfather's camera, developer and other equipment.
His interest lay dormant until acouple of years ago, when he acquired his first digital camera. He is the chairman for the Society of Danish Photography, which was founded 50 years ago.
In the four years he has been taking photographs, Per has managed to win several awards and entries at international Salons of Photography. Per's photos are extremely expressive and full of feeling. He currently travels to different photographic events and conferences, and gives lectures on his world of images.


Per Valentin er grafisk designer og kunstner. Pers interesse for fotografi startede allerede som 12-årig hvor han arvede sin bedstefars kamera, fremkalder og andet udstyr.

Hans interesse lå i dvale indtil for få år siden, da han købte sit første digitale kamera.

Han er formand for Selskabet for Dansk Fotografi, grundlagt for over 50 år siden.

I de få år han har fotograferet, har Per opnået at vinde flere præmier og antagelser ved internationale fotosaloner. Pers billeder er ekstremt udtryksfulde og fulde af følelser. Han tager for tiden til forskellige fotografiske arrangementer og konferencer for at holde foredrag om sit billedesyn.

 

www.pervalentin.com

Peter Wolff
Originally a designer and software developer who is also a dedicated fine art photographer.
Photography and art has allways been a central part of Peters work. He is exhibiting and selling fine art photography from his base in the southern part of Denmark, from where he also runs a print and framing shop.
When not setting up exhibitions or preparing work for juries, Peter is the editor of the Danish Society of Photographys website and gives lectures on his view on the art of photography as well as on technical aspects of digital photography.
Besides several software applications and numerous articles on photography, Peter is currently working on a book of the art and sceince of black and white photography.


Oprindeligt en designer og software-udvikler, som også er en passioneret kunstfotograf.

Fotografi og kunst har altid været en central del af Peters arbejde. Han udstiller og sælger kunstfotografi fra sit hjem på Sydsjælland hvorfra han også driver sin print og indramningsvirksomhed.

Når han ikke laver udstillinger eller forbereder billeder til juryer er han redaktør på Selskabet for Dansk Fotografis site (www.sdf.dk) og holder foredrag om sit billedsyn og om tekniske aspekter af det digitale fotografi.

Udover adskillige software-programmer og artikler om fotografi, arbejder Peter for tiden også på en bog om kunsten og teknikken bag sort/hvid fotografi.

 

www.peterwolff.dk

Kajal Nisha Patel
Born in Leicester, in 1979, British-Indian Kajal Nisha Patel left her profession as an Environmental Project Officer, in 2005. She had been organising eco-funerals for three years, meanwhile building interest about her ancestral heritage and culture. She began to question cultural practices surrounding death in the West, compared to spiritual philosophical practice in the East, thus embarking on her introspective professional journey thereafter. Her interest in Photography began in 2005, after a family trip to India. Due to her undeterred purpose, a tenacious Kajal rapidly nurtured her photographic skills, which ultimately lead her back to India in 2006. Her interest in humanitarian work introduced her to globally reputed charitable organisation, Indicorps, whose principal initiative was to work towards grassroots social progress.


Født i Leicester i 1979. Britisk-Indiske Kajal Nisha Patel forlod sin arbejde på et miljø projekt i 2005. Hun havde arrangeret øko-begravelser i 3 år og havde samtidigt fået en stigende interesse for sine fammilierødder og kultur. Hun begyndte at stille spørgsmål ved den kulturelle praksis omkring døden i den vestlige verden, sammenlignet med den mere spirituelle og filosofiske praksis i østen.

Hendes interesse for fotografi startede i 2005, efter en familietur til Indien.

En uforfærdet Kajal arbejdede stædigt med sine fotografiske færdigheder, hvilket ledte hende tilbage til Indien i 2006. Hendes interesse for humanitært arbejde ledte hende til den internationalt anerkendte organisation Indicorps, hvis vigtigste projekt var at arbejde med social udvikling på græsrodsniveau.

www.kajalpatel.com 

 

Rules? Prices?

  • From march 2011 you can upload as many portfolios of 4-6 b&w (jpg, grayscale, min 8Mpix) photos as you want
  • A portfolio might be a series or totally indepedent photos
  • The fees are: €35 for the first portfolio, €15 for subsequent
  • You must donate 4 prints of each photo to be sold for charity + 1 for the exhibition (only for winners)

Read all Terms & Conditions

 

Regler? Priser?

  • Fra marts 2011 kan du uploade så mange portfolier a 4-6 s/h (jpg, gråtone, min 8Mpix) billeder som du vil
  • En portfolie er en serie eller individuelle billeder
  • Deltagergebyret er €35 for den første portfolie og €15 for efterfølgende portfolier
  • Du skal donere 4 prints af hvert billede til velgørenhed + 1 til udstillingen (kun for antagne)

Læs hele regelsættet her

Exhibit your art

High profile jury

Support 3rd world photography

 


 

How does it work? / Hvordan fungerer det?

 

You / Du

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You create a profile and upload your portfolio(s). You agree to donate 4 copies of each picture for charity + 1 print for the exhibition. You pay the administration fee.


Du opretter en profil og uploader dine portfolier. Du donerer 4 kopier af hvert billede til velgørenhed + 1 billede til udstillingen. Du betaler et administrationsgebyr

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The Jury / Juryen

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The Jury selects exhibtion portfolios + select prize winners


Juryen udnævner udstillingsportfolier + udnævner pris-vindere.

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The Exhibition / Udstillingen

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The selected portfolios are printet and exhibited at at Gammelgaard in Herlev, Denmark. Winners are announced!


De udvalgte portfolier printes og udstilles på Gammelgaard i Herlev. Vinderne offentliggøres!

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The audience can buy prints that you donated for charity


Publikum kan købe print af de billeder du donerede til velgørenhed

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Charity / Velgørenhed

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100% of the print sale is donated to charity. Third world children will learn photography and how to document their own life


100% af print-salget vil gå til velgørenhed. Børn fra den tredie verden vil lære at bruge fotografiet til at dokumentere deres verden.

 

Deadline 10. july Deadline 25. august Opens at 10. september December 2011

 


 

Grafik & Foto We are listed with Photography Competitions Network

 


 

Contact / Kontakt : Gammelgaard Monochrome • Nodebovej 3 • DK-3480 Fredensborg • Denmark    email / email: info@gammelgaard-monochrome.dk