Call for portrait commission ‘Close to home’

For the first time ever Pride Photo Award is commissioning a series of portraits. We are looking for bicultural photographers to make a series of about 10 portraits of bicultural LGBT’s in Amsterdam. Several prints will be made of the series, which will tour youth centers, women’s centers and neighborhood centers in Amsterdam. The photos will be used as a lead for education and dialogues about sexual and gender diversity.

Cigdem Yuksel © Visible faces

We are looking for young or experienced (portait) photographers, ideally of the same bicultural background as the models. For this first assigment we’re focusing on LGBT’s with roots in Morocco or Surinam / the Dutch Antilles. In later years we will expand the series with other biculural groups.

Cigdem Yuksel © Visible faces 3

The fee for the assignment is €5.000 including taxes, excluding prints of the photos. Please send in your digital portfolio, motivation letter et cetera (see the call below) no later than 2 May 2016.

For more information please check out the call (pdf, in Dutch only) which you can download here.

The project is based on the photo series ‘Visible Faces’ by Cigdem Yüksel. A number of images from her series are shown on this page.

Cigdem Yuksel © Visible faces

Pride Photo Award is an annual international contest for photos about sexual and gender diversity.


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