Expressing gender identity through photography

This is more than a photo competition. It’s a movement to inspire people to embrace, accept and celebrate gender identity. We are all unique human beings with different experiences, feelings and interpretations of what gender represents.

Can you capture on camera what gender identity means to you? Can you express your own gender in a self-portrait? Or make a friend feel beautiful by capturing theirs? Join our challenge and be part of a global conversation that can promote understanding, equality and make a difference to people’s lives.

Submission deadline for the competition is Monday 18 September. The winning photographer, chosen by our expert panel of judges, will have their photos exhibited at the International Photography festival in Tel Aviv and will receive £500 towards a plane ticket to Israel as well as three days accommodation.

Competition rules

 Learn how to become a part of this competition and what are the rules and conditions of entering.

Meet the judges

Supporting this project are a group of leading British and Israeli artists who are coming together to judge the competition and support gender rights. They include Ivri Lider, David Adika, Ibtisam Mara’ana, Nadav Kander, Ambassador David Quarrey, Juno Calypso, Maya Anner and Eyal Landesman. Learn more about the judges.

About the International Photography Festival

The fifth Israel International Photography Festival will take place in Tel Aviv this November, becoming over time a well-known institution attracting tens of thousands of visitors each year. For a period of two weeks, the festival presents the works of leading international photographers from more than 30 different countries. Read on to find out more about the festival and its organisers.