BBA Photography Prize 2022

#SaveTheDate – Every year the BBA Gallery organizes one of the most diverse photo exhibitions in Berlin. This year, 22 shortlisted photographers and 50 One Shot Award nominees from around the world were selected to exhibit at the cold store and showcase their photography skills. These aspiring photographers were selected for their creative, storytelling and technical skills. They give us extraordinary insight and take us into the future of photography.

The Photography Prize was launched in order to discover and promote emerging talents through applications from an international call-out. The criteria for participation are deliberately defined to be broad, with the prize open to anyone 18+, all genders and nationalities welcome, and no restrictions on experience or social/educational background. The jury is looking for the most innovative concept, aesthetical language and unique approach within the medium.

Shortlisted Photographers

Kristoffer Axén (Sweden), Florian Bong-Kil Grosse (Germany), DK (Slovenia), Alice de Kruijs (Netherlands), Concha de la Rosa (Spain), Mario Ermoli (Italy), Lauren Forster (United Kingdom), Tim Franco (South Korea), Andres Gallego (Spain), Lina Geoushy (United Kingdom), Kaleef Oladele Lawal (Germany), Vilma Leino (Germany), Entung Liu (Taiwan), Steve Dean Mendes (Belgium), Mark Peterman (United States), Markus Rock (Germany), Elya Saiapina (Belgium), Arber Sefa (Belgium), Martin Stranka (Czech Republic), Vincent van Gaalen (Netherlands), Olga Wagemans (Netherlands), Nina Welch-Kling (United States)

+50 one Shot Award Nominees

Kaleef Oldalele Lawal

The Prize

For the fourth year, the shortlisted photo artists will display their works, chosen by the Photography Prize jury, in Kühlhaus Berlin in an area of 600 square metres. Among the shortlisted, 50 photographers selected from the One Shot Award will also be displayed on a digital showreel. Each shortlisted artist receives promotion through the gallery’s website, PR and social media channels. The winners will receive cash prizes, an artist profile on Artsy through BBA Gallery and a prestigious solo show at BBA gallery. The winners will also be promoted by BBA Gallery for at least one year. The exhibition will feature last year’s Prize Winner Jens Juul as well.

BBA Photography Prize was created in partnership with wallPen,, BerlinPhotoWeek and our new main sponsor mpb, Mpb also introduced its own European Award in which they chose a winner and provided him/her with a documentation video and promotion.

Elya Saiapina

MPB values inclusion, diversity, and sustainability, and the MPB prize will be awarded to the visual storyteller who best captures these themes in their work. The 1st prize winner will gain access to the resources they need to create their own solo show.

MPB is the world’s largest online platform to buy and sell used photo and video kits.

The winner of the mpb Award will also be announced on the 5th of November. Nominees for the mpb European Award:

Alice de Kruijs – Netherlands

Concha De La Rosa – Spain

Kaleef Oladele Lawal – Germany

Steve Dean Mendes – Belgium

Markus Rock – Germany

Andres Gallego

Open Tue – Sun 11.00 – 19.00, free entrance 11.00-13.00

VIP opening 3.11.2022, 16.00- 20.00

Guided tour 4.11.2022, 18.30

Announcement of the winner

5.11.2022, 20.00, open doors from 18.00

BBA Gallery Köpenicker Str. 96 10179 Berlin Germany