• Image: Silvia Rosi, self portrait as my mother, 2016 - image courtesy of the artist.
  • Image: Theo Simpson, Beeche and Bache, 2018 - image courtesy of the artist.

Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2020

Silvia Rosi, Theo Simpson

New photographic works by two early career artists, Silvia Rosi and Theo Simpson, enabled by the third Jerwood/Photoworks Awards.

The Jerwood/Photoworks Awards support photographers, or artists using photography, to make new work and significantly develop their practice. The Awards particularly seek to encourage artists and photographers exploring new approaches to photography, and/or whose practice is experimental.

The two artists were selected from over 450 submissions in response to an open call to UK-based photography practitioners within 10 years of establishing their practice. They each receive an award of £10,000 to support the making of new work for an exhibition at Jerwood Space and subsequent UK tour,  alongside an additional production fund of £5000 and high-profile mentoring support from an international panel of experts for at least 12 months.

Selectors: Aaron Schuman, artist; Marta Weiss, Curator of Photographs at V&A Museums; Shama Khanna, freelance curator and writer; Shoair Mavlian, Director of Photoworks; and Lilli Geissendorfer, Director of Jerwood Arts.