Rarely a month passes without the introduction of another photography prize. From the Sony World Photography Awards to the National Portrait Gallery’s Portrait Photography prize, it seems as though there are now a plethora of prizes. Apart from indicating the rude health of this vibrant medium, what else could this signal? Has the climate of a reality TV-induced generation produced an insatiable appetite for competitions with little care given to the quality of individual work? Or do photography prizes help to focus audience’s attention on the most original, inspired and important images of our time? We’d love to have your views.
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