Our Collaborations

Genesis are very proud to collaborate with and support a number of leading creative initiatives including:

Format International Photography Festival

The Format International Photography Festival is one of the UK’s leading international contemporary festivals of photography and related media which takes place biannually in Derby, UK, alongside a year round programme of international commissions, open calls, residencies, conferences and collaborations in the UK and Internationally.

Photo London

Photo London is a unique photography event and fair which is due to feature up to 70 exhibitors including the world’s leading photography galleries and publishers, alongside an innovative public programme supported by the LUMA Foundation. Photo London will showcase the broad range of photographic practice – from vintage to contemporary – and is produced by Candlestar, an internationally renowned cultural consultancy with an outstanding reputation within the field of photography and the arts.

Read more about the inaugural Photo London fair here.


Travel Photographer of the Year

Travel Photographer of the Year was founded in 2003 by professional photographer Chris Coe and his wife and business partner Karen, who wanted to show that travel photography is much, much more than holiday snaps and pretty postcards. In the eleven years since TPOTY was founded, the awards have gone from strength to strength and are now highly regarded as a truly premier travel photography award.

See the winners and finalists from the latest awards here.

Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Each year the Royal Observatory in Greenwich holds the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. It’s the largest astrophotography competition of its kind, showcasing the best space photography from around the world.

Read about how we support the awards here


The Firecracker Grant

Firecracker is platform dedicated to supporting european women photographers and assists the promotion of women photographers by showcasing their work in a series of monthly online gallery features. In 2012 the annual Firecracker Photographic Grant was launched to assist a woman photographer born or residing in Europe with the completion of a documentary photographic project.


London Art Fair – Photo50

Photo50 is a guest-curated exhibition of contemporary photography featuring fifty works. It will be located within London Art Fair, to be held at the Business Design Centre in Islington in January 2016, and provides a critical showcase of some of the most interesting and distinctive elements of current photographic practice.


Association of Illustrators: World Illustration Awards

Each year the The Association of Illustrators, the professional body for illustration in the UK, present The World Illustration Awards, a competition for Illustrators creating work across book covers to newspapers, packaging to murals, illustration is the visual language of everyday life. The exhibition features the full 200 works that have been shortlisted and the very best emerging and established illustrations from around the world today.

Learn more about the exhibition here


The UK Picture Editors Guild

The UK Picture Editors’ Guild has been established for 40 years and was formed by picture editors from the picture desks of the national press, regional newspapers, international press agencies and domestic photo agencies. The UK Picture Editors Guild Awards celebrate the exceptionally talented photographers working behind the lens throughout the media today.

Learn more about this year’s UK Picture Editors Guild Annual Awards here.


Ruskin School of Art, The University of Oxford

Oxford’s Ruskin School of Art provides an exceptional teaching and research environment that enables cutting-edge contemporary artists, art historians and art theorists to work closely together in a world-leading, research-intensive university.

Find out more about our collaboration with Ruskin School of Art, The University of Oxford for the production of Chloe Dewe Mathews’ series ‘Shot at Dawn’.


The Association of Photographers

The Association of Photographers is a UK based Membership Organisation that promotes, and protects the rights of photographers. As an affiliate company, we offer AOP members 20% off their first job with Genesis and 10% off subsequent orders – because we feel that working with us first-hand is the best way to see how our collaborative approach makes all the difference to the printing and finishing of professional work.

Learn more about our offer for members of The AOP.

The Photographic Collections Network

The Photographic Collections Network shares knowledge and expertise across the UK’s diverse photographic collections and archives. Their aim is to secure our extraordinary shared visual heritage and to build enjoyment and understanding of our photographic history.


Art on a Postcard

Art on a Postcard raises money for The Hepatitis C Trust via secret postcard auctions, sales of prints and postcard boxsets. They will be exhibiting at Photo London and are The Fair’s official charity partner for 2018.


Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize

The Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize is open to artists across all mediums and locations. Their focus is on not just supporting the winners but creating a community of artists and opportunities for them to interact and develop their skills with self representing. They do this through free talks led by industry experts, online articles focused on developing practical skills and promoting and sharing work by every artist who enters. In 2019 they launched a photography award with the aim of giving photography a bigger focus within the main stream fine art world. Genesis in collaboration with Fuifilm have supported this.

Read about the talk we did with the art prize titled How to (Re)produce your Work here