SFR / LE BAL award

The SFR / LE BAL award 2013 for young photography is open to any photographer up to the age of 30, living in Europe. Its purpose is to assist the winner in completing a documentary photography project.

LE BAL is an exhibition space showing the documentary image in its different forms (photography, video, film). It opened in September 2010 in the north of Paris. Its activity revolves around exhibitions, debates and educational programmes, all focused on documentary creation and the implications of an overwhelmingly visual representation of the world, from aesthetic to political.

What to win
The SFR – LE BAL Award for young European photography has an endowment of €10,000.
The project which the winner completes thanks to the award will be shown at LE BAL in the year following its creation (2014).
The winner will be advised in his or her practice by the team at LE BAL (introductions to publishers and curators, internships, lectures, etc.)

How to enter
You have to currently be working on a personal photography project on a theme that connects with the outside world, as opposed to a more personal or purely fictional subject.
You have to register as an artist in the Photo section at Please refer to the PDF in the attached files for all the details.
You also have to send by post a photocopy of your official ID with their SFR Jeunes Talents artist’s name to Le BAL, 6 Impasse de la Défense, 75018 Paris. This must be postmarked no later than Tuesday November 13th 2013 2pm Paris time.

Closing date for entries
Closing date is pretty soon! You should upload your work before Monday October 28th 2pm Paris time.


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