PRISMA Human Rights Photo Contest

The Global Campus of Master’s Programmes and Diplomas in Human Rights and Democratisation invites photographers, professional and amateurs, from any part of the world to submit their work to PRISMA – Human Rights Photo Contest. On 11 September 2015, an exhibition with the selected images, along with photographs by the special guest photographer Rena Effendi, will open in Venice, during the 72nd Venice International Film Festival, at the Monastery of San Nicolò, the premises of EIUC, the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation.

The day of the exhibition’s opening will be marked by an event with live music and talks on the theme “Freedom” and the connection between art, photography, cultural production, media and human rights.

THE GOAL
The goal of PRISMA is to complement academic research with other media of knowledge, such as photography, to reach a wider international public and foster a better understanding of human rights issues and their protection. PRISMA aims to become an annual event, and to create a network of artists, intellectuals and professionals interested in strengthening the protection of human rights and the promotion of democracy and peace.

THEME
The theme for the 2015 edition is “Freedom”. The value of Freedom is at the very core of the concept of human rights: freedom from oppression, freedom of speech and belief, freedom from fear, freedom of thought and freedom of opinion. The images submitted for the photo competition should illustrate the relevance of “Freedom” as a fundamental human right and the importance of defending it.

HOW TO APPLY
You can submit your photo by registering on the website of PRISMA, entries submitted by e-mail or regular post will not be accepted. The entry period is from the 1 May to the 30 June 2015. Entries will be evaluated by a jury on the basis of subject, originality, artistic merit and style. There is no entrance fee.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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