Culture | Now the application is open to Nordic Young Photographer of the Year

By on September 22, 2015

For the second year in a row Fotografiskaparts out a scholarship of 10 000 Euro to a young, brilliant photographer in Scandinavia. The winner will also receive a solo exhibition at the Fotografiska summer of 2016. The purpose of the Young Nordic Photographer of the Year is to support a new, trendsetting generation of photographers in Scandinavia. Applications are open until 1 November.

The scholarship is presented in cooperation with Audi, which contributes a green car to the winner until the solo exhibition opens at Fotografiska.

The scholarship is valued at 10,000 Euro. The winner will also receive a solo exhibition at the Fotografiska and assigned a mentor to work with until the exhibition. The price thereby enables the scholar to undertake or complete a new or ongoing projects with the final exhibition, supported by an experienced artist’s skills and working methods. Audi also contributes to an Audi A3 Sportback e-tron with use  until the opening of the exhibition at Fotografiska.

The 2014 grantee, and the first in a series, was Johan Strindberg. The exhibition was held at the Fotografiska in spring 2015. Mentor was Helene Billgren.

The winner of the Young Nordic Photographer of the Year gets:

10,000 Euro
Solo Exhibition at Fotografiska in summer 2016
Cooperation with an artistic mentor for the exhibition at Fotografiska
Audi A3 Sportback e-tron throughout the work period to the exhibition

Separate exhibition at the Fotografiska open during the summer in 2016.

The criteria

Applicants must be under 36 years old and a citizen of a Nordic country, and have a college degree, alternatively, advanced vocational training in photography. He or she must also have attended at least one group or solo exhibition. For more information and application, please visit:

This year’s jury consists of

Sophie Morner, photographer, gallery, member of the board at Fotografiska; Merja Salo, professor Helsinki School of Arts, Design and Architecture; Thomas Wågström, curator and photographer; Pauline Benthede, Exhibitions at Fotografiska.

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