Claire Aho Award for Women Photographers

We are hugely honoured and delighted to announce The Claire Aho Award for Women Photographers, in memory of Finland’s greatest woman photographer.

Claire Aho, 1925-2015, was born into one of Finland’s greatest cultural and artistic dynasties. Given her first camera at the age of 10, she was a trailblazer in many ways – as a woman working as a commercial photographer from the late 1940s at a time when almost no women were working in this field, in her use of colour photography and in her unique photographic blend of style, wit and vitality.

The Claire Aho Award for Women Photographers is intended to both celebrate and encourage women photographers of every age, from 18 to 90. Entrants may be amateur or professional.
Work submitted may show food and how it touches our lives in any setting, from studio shots to reportage.

We invite women photographers around the world to submit images to this special Award and Jussi Brofeldt, Claire Aho’s son and Chairman of the Aho & Soldan Photo and Film Foundation, Helsinki, Finland, will join the distinguished Judging Panel to be part of the judging process.

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