In the newsletter I read that we can vote and bring back the 100 finalists to 10. Login/register however required (big sigh, as i forgot my login and find the form too long to fill out again!) Your vote here
For all of you ready to be called a Hasselblad Master, the masters award is open to photographers who have been active professionals for more than three years and use some form of medium or large format system :
- note the new deadline : 1 April 2009
- check out the jury
- see the video presentation
For the "Up-and-Coming" photographers, all active professional photographers making 51% of your income or more from photography and shooting with large format, medium format, or 35 mm digital system, you can register now.
New rules, new prizesMore information on the website
"Again this year, we are opening the 2009 contest to all established professional photographers using large and medium format cameras, regardless of brand. We will award 9 Hasselblad Masters designations, accepting submissions in Fine Art, Nature/Landscape, Social/Wedding, Portrait, Fashion, Editorial, Product, Architecture, and General Photography categories. We have even established 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.
All shooting done in conjunction with the Hasselblad Masters program or its activities shall be done using entirely Hasselblad gear. To this end, winners of the 2009 Masters Awards will receive an equipment sponsorship agreement with Hasselblad wherein they will receive the use of an H3D digital camera system for the creation of images for a special Masters Commemorative book to be published. This book will allow the ten winning photographers to freely interpret a theme or themes in whatever creative manner they see fit, celebrating the range and versatility of both Hasselblad cameras and Hasselblad photographers".
Masters 2008 and Masters archive
Architectural - Benjamin A. Monn
Editorial - Louie Palu
Fashion/Beauty - Andrej Kopac
Fine Art - Julia Fullerton-Batten
General - Bronek Kozka
Landscapes/Nature - Hans Strand
Upcoming - August Bradley
Portrait - Morfi Jiménez Mercado
Products -Gregor Halenda
Wedding/Social - Kevin Then