Hasselblad Masters 2009 Photo Competition
|Category:||Art Contests > Photography|
|Prizes:||4 month H3D camera kit sponsorship and inclusion in photo book|
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The Hasselblad Masters Award is the most prestigious awards in the [photo] industry, each year celebrating the best in both established and rising photographic talent. Masters Awards are given in recognition of a photographer’s contribution to the art of photography and are judged on overall photographic ability, encompassing creativity, composition, conceptual strength, and technical skill. Past Masters include both renowned artists of international standing as well as promising newcomers in a wide range of fields and disciplines
In the past, Hasselblad has awarded twelve separate Masters Awards each year, with an annual calendar presented featuring the winners’ work. In the past, submissions have been accepted only from Hasselblad users and no other photography was considered. As the world of photography has changed, so has Hasselblad as well, and so shall the Hasselblad Masters Awards.
High-quality archival photographic prints of pictures that are created to fulfill the creative vision of an individual photographer.
Photographs of flora and fauna or of the forms found in nature or physical geographic locations.
Photography that captures everyday life or scenes from common human behaviors, including photographs having to do with weddings, wedding ceremonies, or wedding receptions.
Photographs portraying the human form. Many forms including full body, “head and shoulders”, facial close-ups, and so on.
Photography that emphasizes clothes, applied make-up, perfume and the like or the models used to represent such items.
Photographs created expressly to illustrate a story or idea within the context of a magazine or newspaper. These are usually assigned by the magazine. Includes photojournalism.
Commissioned photographs created to show a physical product such as an automobile, a food course, or other concrete product or part thereof. Usually assigned by the manufacturer or its agency.
Photographs showing the physical forms of buildings or structures, both internal or external.
Any photographs that do not fall cleanly within one of the other categories or which demand special classification for some reason.
Photographs within any of the other categories created by photographers who have not been active professionals for more than three years and/or use gear other than large or medium format.