Open Call: Photography Award

Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards: Defining Family

April 30, 2017

The traditional definition of a family is a married man and woman, with their own children living together as a household. Today, more families comprise of unmarried couples, single parents, adopted children or same-sex couples and there are more inter-racial marriages and teen-age parental structures than ever. For our 2017 theme category, show our judges your photographic portrayal of typical or unique 'family' portraits - single images or photo-stories. We are open to all interpretations on the theme - private moments, humorous snaps, poignant and traditional, imagined concepts, radical or avant-garde.

Submit single images or a set of related portraits or photo stories.

A total of up to USD$13,500 in prizemoney, workshop spots with Obscura Festival and Invisible Photographer Asia plus three special KLPA commissioned unique trophies to cherish. In addition, a special issue portfolio feature and interview by POSITIIV Photography Magazine will be offered to one Special Select Juror prize winner. ​ All prizewinners will also be invited to attend the Awards Presentation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in August 2017 in conjunction with a major public exhibition of the 50 winners and finalists portraits at Whitebox gallery situated at PUBLIKA. All overseas prizewinners will be accommodated in the city centre.