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Call for portrait commission ‘Close to home’

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

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Inside the Speak Up! Youth Events

Inside the Speak Up! Youth Events

To get young people to think about sexual and gender diversity Pride Photo Award organizes Speak Up! Youth Events: special debates, in which young people share stories with ‘living books’ and discuss statements from passersby who were interviewed on film. Want to know more? Below we explain the special setup of the Speak Up! Youth

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Let’s meet up with … María José Virgilio

Let’s meet up with … María José Virgilio

María José Virgilio, Puerto Rican photographer with a New York address, won the Second Prize in the category ‘Single Images’ in this year’s Pride Photo Award contest. Her touching diptych ‘Mother and Daughter (Make sure the front door is locked)’ made us want to peak into her life and discover what inspires her work as

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Let’s be Friends!

Let’s be Friends!

With over 23.800 visitors, the 2015 Pride Photo Award exhibition was a big success. Large scale photo panels on squares throughout the city have drawn a lot of attention. More and more people learn about Pride Photo Award, which is reflected in the growing  number of entrants for the contest. This year the jury had

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Audience Award sends clear message; hands off of love!

Audience Award sends clear message; hands off of love!

The 2015 Audience Award is won by the single image ‘Muslim Pride’ by Mariam Magsi. 18% of the voters chose this picture as their favorite. The runner up is Tatiana Vinogradova’s portrait series ‘Days of Melancholy’ about Russian gays who are being herded back into the closet by the ban on ‘LGBT propaganda’. Third came

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Visitors deeply impressed by the 2015 exhibition

Visitors deeply impressed by the 2015 exhibition

First the Red Light District with prostitutes behind windows. Then, after all those rooms of depravity the beauty of the Old Church and within the exhibition Pride Photo Award 2015. For tourists the exhibition is a big surprise: ‘a contrast of extremes’, says Kasi, one of the hosts. Other visitors know what they can expect,

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