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Shakespeare Lives in Photography
Shakespeare Lives is the British Council’s global, yearlong programme of activities and events, celebrating Shakespeare’s work for the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016.
The British Council is looking for a selection of contemporary photographs to represent and market the Shakespeare Lives programme around the world. They want to move away from obvious and clichéd visual Shakespearean references (tights and ruffs!) and showcase Shakespeare’s global influence in a modern and refreshing way.
Launching in January 2016, the Shakespeare Lives programme will include theatre and dance, literature, music, film, English learning for students of all ages and opportunities for higher education in the UK.
Photographers applying for this competition might choose to reference a scene from a Shakespeare play, his influence on literature or capture a famous Shakespearean location – the world is one’s oyster…
The British Council will select up to 10 images to use in its marketing and promotional material from June 2015 onwards. The images will be used to market the Shakespeare Lives programme globally across a range of digital and print channels during 2015/2016.
Winning photographers will each receive a one-off usage fee of £300 per photograph and will be credited in full wherever their photo is used. The British Council will create a digital gallery of the winning images, in a similar style to this one, which it will promote widely as part of the Shakespeare Lives campaign.
The winning images will also feature in a special Shakespeare Lives exhibition at the British Council in central London in 2016 and all winning photographers will be invited to attend the private view.
Winners will be selected by the following panel:
Melanie Hough, Gallery Specialist, Getty Images Gallery
Hazel Thompson, Photographer
Sean Williams, Head of Arts Services, British Council
Lucila Pereyra-Murray, Digital Lead, Shakespeare Lives, British Council
Contest Prize & TERMS
COPYRIGHT: Copyright remains with the photographer USAGE RIGHTS: British Council and Shakespeare Lives partners will be granted royalty-free, worldwide and non-exclusive license to use the winning images from June 2015 until July 2018. Photographers will be credited fully whenever images are used.
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