2011 was the first year the contest was held. Over 1.400 photos were entered by 250 photographers from all over the world.

 

The photo ‘Leon’ by Dutch photographer Trea van Drunen was the first winner of the Pride Photo Award. The award is given to the best single image that captures sexual and gender diversity in a compelling way.  The jury looked for exceptional photographs challenging traditional gender stereotypes or depicting the diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

 

The jury was impressed with the quality and diversity of over 1,400 photos submitted by 250 participants. Most were from West- European countries but there were also entries from the Middle-East, Asia, North America, Latin America, Africa, and Australia.

 

Regarding the submissions, the jury said: “The entries dealt with stereotypes but also with very real people. It contained a lot of surprises in the variety of types of people shown. We were seeing a broad range of queer experiences. This award is necessary both for these people living in often difficult circumstances and for the photographers who are bringing us important stories that are not always welcomed.”

 

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List of all winners of 2011

The winners of the 2011 edition were announced on the 13th of July 2011. The international jury selected 18 winners including the winner of the Pride Photo Award 2011: the photo 'Leon' by Trea van Drunen which is featured on our home page.   A Special mention was given to the series Underage by photographer Ohm Phanpiroj.   The [...]

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List of all winners of 2011

Media debate 'Better Image'

Pride Photo Award organised Better Image: a debate about the effect images in the media have on the way the public views LGBT's. What criteria do editors use when choosing images? Are (photo) editors aware of their influence?         A panel, consisting of Liesbeth Melkert, photo editor in chief of Het Parool; Hanneke Felten, [...]

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Media debate 'Better Image'

The 2011 Jury

Pride Photo Award is proud to present the members of the 2011 jury. The photos were taken during by Linelle Deunk at the Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy on Monday the 11th of July when the jury was in session.     Jury chairman Frank Wagner (Germany) is a freelance curator who curated several exhibitions on gender and sexuality in contemporary [...]

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The 2011 Jury

The categories for 2011

The six categories for the 2011 edition of Pride Photo Award were:   Straight Back At You   ‘Straight back at you’ was the thematic category for 2011. We were looking for pictures that showed the way the outside world reacts to people who are (visibly) different from the gender and sexual stereotypes. These reactions can be both [...]

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Virtual exhibition 2011

The virtual exhibition features a three-dimensional tour of the winning photos of 2011.  You can jump to different points of view and select the photo’s you want to see up close. At the lower right corner of each photo you can click on an information button for a description of the photo or photo series. Click the image below to start the 2011 [...]

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Virtual exhibition 2011

Winner of the 2011 Award

'Leon' by Trea van Drunen   The photo shows the 12-year-old transgender boy Leon. Her fascination for transformation brought photographer Trea van Drunen into contact with Leon, who has been diagnosed as transgender (gender dysphoric). She will follow Leon’s physical and mental development with her camera for the next ten years to tell [...]

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Winner of the 2011 Award
Pride Photo Award is an annual international contest for photos about sexual and gender diversity.

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