Photo by Ali Rajabi, 2016 Hasselblad Master in the Street/Urban category
The prestigious Hasselblad Masters competition has begun accepting entries for 2018, with a submission deadline of June 10, 2017. Open to both acclaimed professionals and new photographers, the global competition is asking for three images that best demonstrate the photographer’s ability; photographers may submit in any of the 11 categories:
- Aerial — is a new category for 2018
- Fine Art
- Project/21 — for photographers under the age of 21
In addition to being named a Hasselblad Master, competition winners will receive a medium-format Hasselblad camera and have their work published in the Hasselblad Masters commemorative book.
Previous Hasselblad Masters have included Anton Corbijn (2001), Rodney Smith (2002), Charlie Waite (2002), Patrick Demarchelier (2003), Albert Watson (2004), Marco Grob (2007), Kevin Then (2008) and Hans Strand (2008).
Hasselblad says the submissions are judged as follows: “Entrants will first face an Internal Jury of Hasselblad staff, experts in the field of photography and supremely knowledgeable about Hasselblad cameras. The Internal Jury will select ten finalists in each category that showcase a high level of technical skill and creative flair. These finalists will then reach the professional Masters Jury, compiled of 24 of the best names in photography. Together with the public vote, which acts as a 25th jury member, the Hasselblad Masters are chosen.”
The 2018 main Masters jury will be announced later this year, and past jury members have included world-renowned photographers such as Marco Grob, Steve McCurry and Tim Flach.
View the 2016 edition of the Hasselblad Masters, “Hasselblad Masters Vol. 5 – Inspire”
Winners of the Hasseblad Masters 2018 competition will be announced in January 2018.