NJP seeks new photographers

April 5 2019

​The Norwegian Journal of Photography is now seeking photographers who aspire to take part in the fifth round of NJP. The deadline for applications is Friday, 5 April 2019.

2011 marked the advent of the Norwegian Journal of Photography (NJP), providing an arena for photographers to develop and display the full range of their projects. NJP offers an environment that provides encouragement and constructive criticism of works from the perspective of telling stories and building bridges between the more classic documentary photography and art photography.

NJP brings together and supports selected Norwegian documentary photography projects. Our goal is to present Norwegian photography at the international level, and to cultivate the photography community domestically. We aspire to create an inspiring forum in which Norwegian photographers can show their works at the national and international levels alike. NJP is an arena in which photographers can continue to produce relevant, exciting visual stories.

Following a comprehensive evaluation process, projects will be chosen for the fifth edition of NJP. During a two-year cycle, the selected photographers will receive editing assistance as well as help to apply for financial support. They will be taking part in seminars and in a master class with prominent international guest lecturers. All the photographers will also collaborate closely with NJP’s editors as their projects progress.

The objective of NJP has been to create a relevant, representative book of Norwegian documentary photography, showcasing the finest images, combined with powerful storytelling abilities. We encourage photographers to challenge the definition of the concept ‘documentary photography’, while striving to produce socially relevant independent narratives.

Applicants for NJP should either already be working on a major photo project, or be well underway with the preparations for a project before applying for NJP. For more details, please see below.

The Norwegian Journal of Photography is a project that is an extension of the Fritt Ord Foundation’s efforts to strengthen the position of documentary photography in Norway.

The deadline for applying is Friday, 5 April 2019, and the photographers selected for NJP #5 will be announced on Friday, 3 May 2019.