Photo London Award

ArtProof Award

Photo London Artproof Schliemann Award 2018 offers an emerging photographer an extensive international residency programme supported, featuring two tailored residencies:

The Schliemann Arles Residency 
This residency will give the winning artist the opportunity to live in rural Provence, just outside Arles, and to work and explore during the annual Les Rencontres d’Arles photography festival, which runs from early July to the end of September 2018. The idea is to provide an inspiring platform from which the chosen artist shall conduct a dialogue with leading photographers and their works to develop new creative practices and techniques. This residency includes a travel and accommodation budget, a living stipend and the opportunity to engage in activities, such as talks, workshops and one-on-one mentoring sessions.

The Artproof Tallinn Residency
The residency in Tallinn at the Artproof workshop is an opportunity for the winner to print and frame the work they have made during their residency and previously. It is a chance for the winner to work with the professional printers to consider how printing and framing affects the way they present their work. The winner will receive accommodation and a travel budget as part of the residency as well as a production budget of €10,000. The resulting work will be shipped courtesy of Artproof to the artist’s studio within Europe.

The award is judged by a panel of curators and photography experts.

The winner of the 2018 award will be announced at the fair on Wednesday 16 May.

The Schliemann Arles Residency is funded by Joana and Henrik Schliemann.

The winner of the 2018 award will be announced during Photo London Preview Day on Wednesday 16 May.


Photo London are delighted to announce Tania Franco-Klein as the winner of the Photo London Artproof Schliemann Award 2018. 



Artproof Award at Photo London 2017



For Photo London 2017 we will institute the Photo London Artproof Award.

This year’s Photo London features a much expanded Discovery section. This is the section of the Fair dedicated to young galleries – i.e. galleries of between 1 – 5 years old – and will feature many of the most exciting young photographers at work today. The Photo London Artproof Award builds on this commitment to young talent by providing an outstanding international mentorship award together with a significant production grant. The award will be for the most outstanding young photographer to be shown at Photo London and entries are invited from all galleries participating in the Fair, not just those in the Discovery section. Entry to the award will be by nomination and work of the nominated photographers will be assessed by an independent panel of experts.

The winning photographer will have two complimentary opportunities to develop as a creative professional. These are:

1. The International Residency/Mentorship programme

For this aspect of the programme Photo London will work with the New York based charity Residencies Unlimited. RU will devise a tailor made programme for the winning photographer who will spend between one to two months working with the RU and their city wide network of mentors and other art world professionals.

2. The production programme

The production of work made by the winning photographer in New York will be supported by Artproof,an international company with locations in Tallinn, Stockholm and Berlin, who will provide a grant of EUR5,000 for the winning artist to produce work made during (or as a result of) their residency in New York. The production grant will cover travel, accommodation, printing, framing and shipping and includes a one-week residency in Tallinn . This work will be shown at Photo London 2018.

The production programme is fully funded by Artproof. The Residency/Mentorship programme is supported by the Stanley Foundation with additional support from ME London.

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Congratulations to Mimi Cherono Ng’ok on winning of Photo London Artproof Award for emerging artists.


Special thank you to all the galleries and artists who made submissions, to organising team of Photo London, to Residency Unlimited, Nicholas Stanley , ME London and of course to honourable judging panel: Sofia Maduro, Director and Curator of Alberto Vollmer Foundation; Emma Bowkett, Director of Photography at the Financial Times; Thibault Brunet, photographer and last year’s winner; & Jiyoon Lee, Executive Director of SUUM PROJECT London/Seoul.

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