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Hasselblad Masters Award 2008

Ralf Jurrien
IFA Report
Monday 13th, August 2007
Posted by: Ralf Jurrien

As you probably know, the Hasselblad Masters Award, one of the most prestigious awards in the industry, has made a reputation over the years by celebrating the best in both established and rising photographic talent. The Masters Awards are given in recognition of a photographer’s contribution to the art of photography and are judged on overall photographic ability, encompassing creativity, composition, conceptual strength, and technical skill. Hasselblad has awarded twelve separate Masters Awards each year, with an annual calendar presented featuring the winners’ work. Past Masters have included both renowned artists of international standing e.g. Albert Watson, Anton Corbijn or Patrick Demarchelier.

Hasselblad Masters Award

Hasselblad Masters Award 2008
The Hasselblad Masters Awards are about photography, about celebrating the art form and the accomplishments of photographers around the world. Submissions will cover the Fine Art, Nature/Landscape, Social/Wedding, Portrait, Fashion, Editorial, Product, Architecture, and General Photography categories. In addition to accepting applications from all established professional photographers using large and medium format cameras, the 2008 contest will also feature a special category for up and coming photographers that is open to all professional photographers, regardless of length of time in the business or camera format used.

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Hasselblad Masters Award - Hasselblad H3D camera
Winners will receive the use of an Hasselblad H3D digital camera system for two periods during 2008. One period will be for use at the photographer’s discretion and the other will be devoted to the creation of images for this special Masters commemorative book. This book will feature pictorials showing the results of each winning photographer freely interpreting a given theme. Applications for the 2008 Hasselblad Masters Awards are being accepted until November 1st, 2007.

Hasselblad Cameras
For over fifty years now, Hasselblad has been devoted to a very simple task: to producing the finest camera equipment known to man. And for over fifty years, we have succeeded in doing just that. In making the tools that will enable us to live up to the Hasselblad Brand Promise, “To Help Photographers Achieve Their Photographic Potential.”

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