Genesis is delighted to announce that the Genesis Postgraduate Award is back for its fourth edition. The 2022 award is open to all individuals currently in the final year of a postgraduate course in the United Kingdom. A Postgraduate is a student who has successfully completed an undergraduate degree level course at a college or university and is undertaking further study. Examples of this further study are MA, MFA, MSc (etc) or PhD courses.
The award is our way of encouraging the next generation of arts practitioners who further their studies through a postgraduate degree in photography or art-related disciplines. From years of experience working with students, we’re only too aware of the financial pressures faced in producing final work. And of our responsibility to help foster new talent as leaders in production for the creative industries.
The award is the full production of one individual’s degree show using our range of services (up to the value of £2000). Alongside this, we are offering 12 months of mentoring and support, promotion via our newsletter and social media channels, and invites to industry events and exhibitions.
Please be mindful in your application of the services we offer and how they could help you realise your work.
Deadline extended: submit by 15th of April 2022 at 23.59.
Genesis Imaging Postgraduate Award Judging Panel 2022:
Emily Allchurch, Visual Artist working with photography
Emily Allchurch is a visual artist working with photography. She completed an MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art in London (1999), where she began working with photography as a material. She has since gained an international reputation for her complex digital photographic collages, presented as transparencies on lightboxes, which recreate Old Master paintings and prints to form contemporary narratives around architecture, place and culture. Solo exhibitions include Tokaido Hiroshige Museum, Japan (2014), Manchester Art Gallery (2015), Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham (2015), the Sir John Soane’s Museum, London (2018), and Pingyao International Photography Festival, China (2021). Her works are held in public and private collections worldwide including the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Museum of London and Fidelity Tokyo. Allchurch was a Finalist in the 2018 Columbia Threadneedle Prize for Figurative Art, also winning the Visitors’ Choice Award.
Dr Gayle Chong Kwan, Artist
Dr Gayle Chong Kwan is a British artist whose photographic works, immersive installations, and sensory events are exhibited internationally, both in galleries and in the public realm. At the core of her practice is an expanded and embodied notion of photographic practice through which she explores simulacra, the sublime and the politics of travel, trade, and waste. She was artist in residence in Photography at the V&A (2021), and just completed a PhD in Fine Art at the Royal College of Art. Exhibitions/Awards: The People’s Forest, William Morris Gallery (2018); The Fairlop Oak, Barbican; Anthropo-scene, Bloomberg Space (2015); Wastescape, Southbank Centre (2012); The Obsidian Isle, New Forest Pavilion, 54th Venice Biennale (2011); Cockaigne, Tales from the New World, 10th Havana Biennial, Cuba (2009).
Julia Fullerton-Batten, Photographer
Julia Fullerton-Batten is a worldwide acclaimed and exhibited fine-art photographer. Her body of work now encompasses twelve major projects spanning a decade of engagement in the field.
Fullerton-Batten has won countless awards for both her commercial and fine-art work, and is a Hasselblad Ambassador. She was commissioned by The National Portrait Gallery in London to shoot portraits of leading people in the UK National Health Service. These are now held there in a permanent collection. Other images are also in permanent collection at the Musee de l’Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland. She is widely interviewed about her projects by professional photographic magazines from around the world and is sought after as a speaker at international events and as a judge for prestigious international photographic competitions.
Mark Foxwell, Creative Director at Genesis Imaging
Creative director of Genesis Imaging, Mark Foxwell, is based in London and is a photographic printer of 40 years standing, working closely with renowned Photographers and Artists. His prints have graced the walls of some of the top museums and galleries globally, including MOMA and the Tate Modern. Photography consumes him. He aims to give back as much as he has gained from this passion.
Nick Goring, Photographer + winner of the 2020 Postgraduate Bursary Award
Nick Goring is a documentary photographer whose core practice is focused on exploring our relationship with the past, both collectively and individually, and its impact on our identities. His photography is based on personal stories and shares much with the poetic tradition. Universally accessible themes of place, love and time are quietly referenced in his work, which asks us to empathise with lost narratives.
In 2020 he graduated from UAL London College of Communication with an MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography with Distinction. He returned to university, to pursue a formal photography education, following a 25-year career in advertising.
Submit your work to the Genesis Postgraduate Bursary Award
Please be aware this is open to Postgraduate students only. A Postgraduate is a student who has successfully completed an undergraduate degree level course at a college or university and is undertaking further study. Examples of this further study are MA, MFA, MSc (etc) or PhD courses.
Deadline extended: submit by 15th April 2022, 23.59
Submissions closed. Thank you for your interest in this year’s awards which are now closed. Winners will be announced in the forthcoming weeks.