EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHY CONTENDER: JOHANNA-MARIA FRITZ

Johanna-Maria Fritz (b.1994) studied photography at the "Ostkreuz Schule für Fotografie" in Berlin/Germany before commencing work on her long-term project Like a Bird. The objective of the series is to capture circuses in Middle-Eastern countries that are currently war-torn or enduring a period of adversity—the circus becomes symbolic of escapism from the external strife. Depicted in this image is Abdullah, a 22 year old circus rider from Gaza city. 

Prizes for the 3rd Annual Emerging Photography Awards include gallery exhibitions at United Photo Industries (Brooklyn), ArtBridge (NYC) and HeadOn Festival (Sydney), $$$$, representation opportunities with Susan Spiritus Gallery (LA) andnineteensixtyeight (London), exposure, camera bags and more!  Deadline is January 31, 2017. 

Prizes for the 3rd Annual Emerging Photography Awards include gallery exhibitions at United Photo Industries (Brooklyn), ArtBridge (NYC) and HeadOn Festival (Sydney), $$$$, representation opportunities with Susan Spiritus Gallery (LA) andnineteensixtyeight (London), exposure, camera bags and more!  Deadline is January 31, 2017.