Peter Turner Scholarship in Documentary Photography

Applications for the Peter Turner Scholarship in Documentary Photography are accepted on annual basis. Both Austrian and New Zealand citizens are welcome to apply. They must be enrolling for full-time study leading to the Degree of Master of Fine Arts in Photography. Expires in 279 days!

Scholarship Description
The Peter Turner scholarship has been established in memory of the late Peter Turner; esteemed author, editor, publisher, curator, and former teacher at the Wellington School of Design. Peter Turner came to New Zealand from London, England, with a long established international reputation for his renowned editorship of the British photography journal Creative Camera. While in New Zealand he championed photography as an art form and contributed to public knowledge and understanding of the medium through public lectures, and exhibitions of contemporary New Zealand photography. He is especially remembered for the friendship and support he offered many photographers and his special regard for practices he termed lyric, personal, or poetic documentary.

Award Value
One Scholarship shall be awarded each academic year to the value of $5,000.

Level and Area of Studies
Master degree in Photography.

Place of Study
The study will be taken in New Zealand.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • New Zealand and Australian citizens enrolling for full-time study leading to the Degree of Master of Fine Arts in Photography are eligible to apply.
  • The course of study of the scholarship recipient shall be in the area of contemporary documentary photography. This is to be interpreted broadly and may include photographic inquiry related to personal, social, cultural, political, or community concerns. The principal outcome may be an exhibition, an archive project, a book, or a web exhibition, which together with an extended critical essay will be submitted for examination as required by the MFA regulations.

Applicants’ Nationality
The citizens of Australia and New Zealand are invited to apply.

Submission Deadline
15 September 2019.

Website and Application Link