In 2010 The Israel Museum, Jerusalem proudly announced the creation of the Shpilman International Prize for Excellence in Photography. This new prize was created by the Shpilman family and the Shpilman Institute for Photography together with the Israel Museum, in recognition of photography as a leading contemporary cultural medium, and with the joint objective of cultivating original work in the field of photography.
The prize, in the amount of $ 40,000, is awarded once every two years based on the review and decision of an international jury composed of five leading professionals.
One of the most generous prizes in the field of art photography worldwide, the Shpilman Prize aims to support contemporary photographic projects relating to questions of the current human condition and the world of art within it.
Eligible candidates are artists working with photography, or photographers working in or around the art world, whose most recent or in-progress work relates to the given theme. As explained above, the SIPEP 2020 theme is ACTION. Candidates are invited to submit their application after being nominated by art professionals appointed by the Israel Museum.