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"Call for Artists: Nominations for The Citigroup Photography Prize"
2003-09-15 until 2003-10-03
Photographers' Gallery
London, , UK

Nominations for The Citigroup Photography Prize, held annually, are invited by The Photographers' Gallery. Closing date for nominations is Friday 3 October 2003. Candidates for nomination must have produced a substantial body of work which has been exhibited or published in the United Kingdom during the period from 1 November 2002 to 31 October 2003.

Now in its eighth year, the Prize has become one of the most prestigious international arts awards. Past winner's of this £20,000 Prize include Richard Billingham, Andreas Gursky, Boris Mikhailov and Rineke Dijkstra. In 2003, Juergen Teller, one of the most successful photographers of the last decade, won for his collection of work, Märchenstüberl, published by Steidl in 2002. The calibre of the 2004 finalists promises to be high due to the prevalence of high-profile photography exhibitions throughout the UK in the past year.

The Photographers' Gallery welcomes the renewed support of Citigroup.

"We are delighted to be able to continue our sponsorship of the Prize and are proud of the significant contribution our support makes to the development and profile of contemporary photography. The reputation of the Prize has continued to grow. We look forward to seeing this year’s entries." Michael Kirkwood, Citigroup Country Officer UK.

The jury for The Citigroup Photography Prize 2004, chaired by Paul Wombell, will consist of individuals with a specialist knowledge of photography from an international perspective:

Dr Susanne Lange
Director, SK Stiftung Kultur/ Die Photographische Sammlung, Germany

Jeremy Millar
Director, Brighton Photo Biennial 2003, UK

Russell Roberts
Senior Curator of Photographs & Head of Photography, National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford, UK

The work of the four short listed artists will be exhibited at The Photographers' Gallery from 29 January to 28 March 2004. The winner will be announced at a gala award ceremony on 4 March 2004.

The Guardian continues its support of the Prize as the Media Partner for the third year running.

1. Nominations can be made by post or email. Please see www.photonet.org.uk to download a Nomination Form. Postal nominations should be sent to:
The Nominations Co-ordinator
Citigroup Photography Prize 2004
The Photographers' Gallery
5 Great Newport Street
London   WC2H 7HY
Email nominations should be sent to:

2. Work being exhibited or published after the nomination closing date of 3 October but before 1 November 2003 is also eligible for entry.

3. The Prize changes its name from The Citibank Photography Prize to The Citigroup Photography Prize.

4. There will only be four artists shortlisted for The Citigroup Photography Prize 2004. Previous winners of the Prize include: Juergen Teller (Germany/UK, 2003), Shirana Shahbazi (Iran, 2002), Boris Mikhailov (Ukraine, 2001), Anna Gaskell (USA, 2000), Rineke Dijkstra (The Netherlands, 1999), Andreas Gursky (Germany, 1998) and Richard Billingham (UK, 1997).

5. Citigroup (NYSE: C), the preeminent global financial services company with some 200 million customer accounts in more than 100 countries, provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, insurance, securities brokerage, and asset management.  Major brand names under Citigroup's trademark red umbrella include Citibank, CitiFinancial, Primerica, Smith Barney, Banamex, and Travelers Life and Annuity. Additional information may be found at: www.citigroup.com.

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