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Deadline: Saturday, February 28, 2015

BIPA 2015 call for photography

Galería Valid Foto, launches the first edition of the “Barcelona International Photography Awards”, with the aim of showcasing international contemporary photography and forming collaborative links between countries and photographic communities.
Professionals and amateurs regardless of age may submit photographs. The award is open to any type of photograph, with no restrictions on subject matter. 

We are looking for talented photographers who are able to express themselves, who are able to communicate their ideas through the photographic medium in a singular way using their own personal idiom.

We are looking for sound and well thought-out projects, including those that are only starting to take shape, to lend them international visibility and reach. 


BIPA 2015 International jury

Jim Casper Simon Edwards Mutsuko Ota Sergi Caballero

Jim Casper 
Editor & Publisher

Paris, France

​Simon Edwards 
Art Director of Photomed
Beirut, Lebanon

Mutsuko Ota 
Editorial Director

IMA Magazine Tokyo, Japan

More about Mutsuko

Sergi Caballero 
Co-Director and Art Director
of Sónar Festival Barcelona, Spain.

More about Sergi

Philippe Serenon Mar Redondo Rafael Tous Paolo Maistri

Philippe Serenon 
Co-founder PhotoMed Festival
Paris, France

More about Philippe

Mar Redondo 
Doctor of Fine Art,
and Associate Dean of Culture
University of Barcelona, Spain

More about Mar

Rafael Tous 
Art collector
Barcelona, Spain

More about Rafael

Paolo Maistri 
Creator and Manager of
Barcelona, Spain.

More about Paolo

Enter competition

Deadline: Saturday, February 28, 2015
Awards and benefits
The judging panel, made up of eight professionals and experts from the contemporary photographic and visual scene, will have the task of assessing the portfolios submitted and selecting eight of them for the following prizes:
  • An exhibition featuring the eight winning photographers as chosen by the panel of judges. This will be mounted by the Galería Valid Foto of Barcelona from April 2015, with the possibility of an international tour.
  • The exhibition will form part of the DOCfield 2015 festival programme in Barcelona.
  • The eight winners will be awarded Photographer Portfolio accounts on the LensCulture portal, where they will be able to share their new photographic work with a worldwide audience of more than 1 million photography lovers.
  • The publication of a catalogue featuring the winning works.
  • The winning photographers will be given a Valid Foto Award consisting of tutorials, portfolio reviews and personalized advice aimed at helping them secure a place for their work in the market.
  • In addition to the exhibition, the management of Galería Valid Foto BCN may offer to represent one of the photographers nominated by the judging panel. This photographer will form part of the gallery’s programme of exhibitions and activities during the course of 2015-2016.
  • The photographer chosen by the gallery will have an article about his or her work published on the LensCulture website.
About Valid Foto BCN Gallery
The gallery is run by Fernando Peracho Murillo. Fernando's aim is to join the effort of others, both past and present, to make photography an object of interest to the uninitiated public and also to satisfy those who are already knowledgeable about this art form.


The gallery's commitment is to promote photography as a valuable art form. It presents and promotes artists within the gallery own space, as well as outside its wall. Valid Foto committal is to give the right expertise to clients and to inform the willing public about the photographic medium.

Kristoffer Albrecht
Albarrán Cabrera
Montse Campins
Alejandra Carles Tolrá
Toni Catany
Paco Elvira
José Ferrero
Josef Hoflehner
Henry Horenstein
Cesar Merino
Pedro Madueño
Claude Nori

Francisco Ontañón
Juan Rodriguez
Pentti Sammallahti
Álvaro Sánchez Montañés
Cristina Sánchez
Ricard Terré

Berta Vicente Salas
Luis Vioque
Carlos Ventós
Masao Yamamoto



For any problem or doubt, please, contact us via our 'Contact' page.
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GALERIA VALID FOTO BCN - Buenaventura Muñoz 6, Baixos - 08018 Barcelona T. +34 934 869 806 - info@validfoto.com