The New East Photo Prize champions artistic excellence in photography. The prize recognises practitioners offering representations of the social, cultural and physical landscape of the New East and other perspectives on that region.
Although hugely diverse, the countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union are often represented in an outdated manner which negates the rich culture and variety of creative output from these nations.
The prize seeks to broaden perceptions of the New East through the medium of photography.
The New East Photo Prize is a Calvert 22 Foundation initiative supported by The Calvert Journal.
The mission of Calvert 22 Foundation is to support and share the contemporary culture and creativity of the New East - Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia and Central Asia - enriching perceptions of the region and furthering international understanding.
The Calvert Journal is an online guide to the contemporary culture of the New East. Based in London, the Journal publishes a daily mix of news and feature stories with an emphasis on outstanding photography and feature writing.