Visual Thinking & Writing Photography. Call for entries 2022
Visual Thinking & Writing Photography. Call for entries 2022

Blogs, columns, online articles – innovative publications based on or featuring photography shape the way we regard the medium

Every other year, the German Photography Society (DGPh), in collaboration with the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, awards a prize for innovative publication in recognition of journalistic, essayistic or other publications.

Photography is no longer debated and reflected upon exclusively in scientific publications. Rather, we have seen the development of a digital culture of discussion, dedicated to an innovative look at the entirety of facets represented through the medium. This prize directs its particular focus on smaller publications such as exemplarily selected blog posts, columns and reviews, online publications and formats which creatively combine texts and photographic material.

We invite submissions of published content, either digital or analogue, from the last two years. Please choose individual contributions or a series of related contributions with reference to the publication context, for example from blogs or a particular website section. An international jury will determine the recipient of the € 1,000 prize. The award ceremony will be held as part of a public event, jointly organised by the DGPh and the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation in 2023. 

Please submit the following application documents via the application portal linked here.

  • Abstract of the text in English (approx. 3,500 characters)
  • Entire manuscript
  • CV
  • Publication list (optional)

The submission deadline is 31 October 2022.

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The German Photography Society (DGPh) is a registered association with around 1,100 members throughout Germany and is based in Cologne. DGPh works to promote and examine the interests of photography and related imaging media in cultural contexts. Its activities are focused on the various fields of application of photography in art, science, education, publishing, the economic and political realm as well as their links and interactions. As the central authority for communicating ground-breaking achievements in the field of photography to the public, it also awards prizes and distinctions. More information here:

The Deutsche Börse Photography is a non-profit organisation based in Frankfurt/ Main that is dedicated to collecting, exhibiting and promoting contemporary photography. It is responsible for the further development and presentation of the Art Collection Deutsche Börse, which now comprises over 2,200 photographic works by around 150 artists from 30 nations. In its exhibition space in Eschborn near Frankfurt am Main, it shows several exhibitions a year that are open to the public. Supporting young artists is a particular concern of the foundation. It promotes them in many ways: with awards, scholarships or through participation in the Talent programme of the Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam Foam. Together with the Photographers' Gallery in London, it awards the renowned Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize every year. Furthermore, the foundation supports exhibition projects of international museums and institutions as well as the development of platforms for academic dialogue and research on the medium of photography. You can find more information at

We are happy to provide further information or answer any questions:

Lucia Halder (Chair, DGPh History and Archives Section)
Regina Plaar (Press and Public Relations), e-mail: or phone: +49-(0) 221-9 23 20 69.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie e.V., Rheingasse 8-12, 50676 Cologne, Germany

Contact information Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation:

Alexandra König (Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation)
Oliver Frischemeier (Press and Public Relations)