Driven by the global imaging platform EyeEm, around 340,000 contributions were viewed in 2021 for an exhibition and the eagerly awaited EyeEM awards ceremony. The EyeEm Awards, crowned in 2018 as one of the largest photography competitions, is returning to the Berlin Photo Week in support of the best aspiring photography talents in the world following a further year marked by challenges for the creative community.
The annual EyeEm Photo Awards, now in the 11th consecutive edition, offers emerging international talent the opportunity to be recognized. The EyeEm Awards prize fund, with cash prizes of up to €1000, has been initiated with the aim of further investing in outstanding photographers who will shape the new normal of photography in the future. EyeEm has always advocated pushing visual boundaries and supporting photographers.
Fabiana Sala, Project Manager and Visual Designer at EyeEm : “EyeEm has always been famous for its love of photography. This year, we are prepared to establish a series of events and initiatives which will give the winners and finalists the recognition they deserve and gain them the attention they need to take the next step in their creative career.”
To pay tribute to diversity and uniqueness, the EyeEm Awards has six categories and two unique prizes, in search of compelling visual stories and photographers from all over the world.
The Environmentalist, sponsored by MPB
The Architect, sponsored by WhiteWall
The Great Outdoors, sponsored by Red Bull Illume
Prize 1 : Best cellphone photo, sponsored by Fjorden
Prize 2 : The 2021 EyeEm Photographer of the Year
Watch the awards ceremony of the EyeEm Awards 2021 in full length on youtube.com/watch
And find out more about the EyeEm Awards 2021, the creative disciplines and see the photos by all winners and finalists. GoSee : eyeem.com/awards
Celebrate photography at the EyeEm Awards exhibition brought to you by WhiteWall and MPB. In collaboration with Urban Banks Berlin and BaseCamp Berlin, EyeEm has hosted the Awards Exhibition for two weeks free of charge in East Berlin’s Rathenau Halls. Once one of the largest industrial areas in Europe, the Rathenau Halls are now a center for culture, tech, and emerging start-ups. The works by this year’s finalists and winners have been published in a print issue by exhibition sponsor WhiteWall.
In addition, there is a 3D exhibition which will be online until summer 2022. The virtual exhibition is meant to give this year’s winners and finalists as much attention and recognition as possible. The jury this year consisted of experts and creatives who reflect the diversity of the photography industry.
Sophie Collins, CMO at MPB (www.mpb.com)
Pauline Benthede, Vice President of Global Exhibitions at Fotografiska
Karen Marshall, Documentary Photographer and Chair of Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism at the International Center of Photography New York
Steve Wallington, Co-founder and Creative Director of The Photography Movement UK
Kate Phellini, the 2019 EyeEm Photographer of the Year
Anna Dickson, Sn. Product Manager at Google Images
Chris Peregrin, Global Director of Partnerships for Magnum Photos
Ulrich Grill, Founder of Zooom, COOPH, and Red Bull Illume
Victor Hennig, Fjorden, CEO & Founder of Fjorden und Mendeley
Sarah Casillas, Head of Content at Adobe Stock
Inka Recke, Photographer, Producer and Photo Editor at DER SPIEGEL
Amnon Bar-Tur, Co-founder of BarTur Photo Award & BaseCamp Group Ltd.
About – EyeEm EyeEm is a global marketplace for premium stock photography and professional photo & video productions. The platform is powered by its patented, AI-based computer vision software that automatically analyses the content of an image. EyeEm’s Personalized Aesthetics Search allows brands to find brand visuals quickly and reliably. With millions of creative photographers contributing to EyeEm, the Berlin-based company is home to some of the world’s greatest images. EyeEm’s worldwide network allows any company to book photographers for high-quality photo and video productions anywhere in the world. GoSee : eyeem.com & eyeem.com/awards