The New East Photo Prize 2018 at Calvert 22

This Autumn brings us the second edition of the New East Photo Prize, an initiative championing contemporary perspectives on the people and countries of the New East (Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia and Central Asia) and welcoming the work of professional and non-professional photographers alike through the Calvert 22 Foundation. Metro Imaging are thrilled to be collaborating again with Calvert 22, providing printing and mounting for the exhibition. The NEPP is supported by The Calvert Journal, with an esteemed judging panel including Deputy Head of Photography at The Guardian Joanna Ruck, Creative Director of Calvert 22 Foundation Ekow Eshun, leading documentary photographer and educator Tomasz Kulbowski, and Metro Imaging’s own Steve Macleod.

Having received over 600 entries this year from 26 New East Countries, the biennial NEPP is a unique glimpse into the self-identity of an underrepresented region and the lives of its people, with a diverse range of works reflecting a spectrum of approaches and topics. This year’s shortlist includes 16 photographers and collectives from Latvia, Romania, Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Russia, Croatia, Slovakia and Azerbaijan, who will be part of a dedicated group show at Calvert 22 Foundation, with the prize winners to be announced during the Private View and Awards Ceremony on Thursday 11 October.

Here at Metro, we have had the pleasure of producing the exhibition, which will include a mixture of Matt and Gloss C-type Prints mounted to Dibond. And not only that, we will also be awarding one of the finalists a full Mentorship Award, tailor-made for the artist over a period of 12 months and including £1000 worth of production credit.

The finalists participating in the exhibition are:

Antal Bánhegyesy
Vika Eksta
Daria Garni
Ilkin Huseynov
Join the Cool
Karol Pałka
Lucia Sekerková
Michał Sierakowski
Michal Solarski
Alnis Stakle
Lana Stojićević
Elena Subach & Viacheslav Poliakov
Fyodor Telkov
Peter Trembeczki
Adam Wilkoszarski
Bolgárka Éva Zellei


Read the full press release here.

Exhibition Dates: 12 October – 1 December 2018
12pm – 6pm Wednesday – Sunday
Free entry

Private View: Thursday 11 October, 6pm – 9pm, RSVP here

New East Photo Weekend: 12 – 13 October 2018

22 Calvert Avenue, London E2 7JP


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  • Lana Stojićević – from Sunny Side
  • Boglárka Éva Zellei – from Furnishing the Sacred
  • Michal Solarski – from Infirmi
  • Vika Eksta – from The Devil’s Lake

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