27 February 2014

Entries For GIF Photography Prize Are More Fine Art Than Internet Meme

The GIF is known more for its low-brow entertainment value when used in internet memes than for its artistic potential—that is all set to change with the inaugural Motion Photography Prize.

Teaming up with the Saatchi Art and the Saatchi Gallery, Google+ is aiming to elevate the infinite image loop into a fine art form. The prize has six categories in all, but only four has been announced so far—namely Lifestyle, Landscape, Night and Action.

Anyone can can submit an entry, even if you are not skilled in the creation of looped videos—simply upload between five to 50 images to the Saatchi Gallery Google+ page and let them be stitched up into motion.

Find out more about the prize on Saatchi Gallery’s website—or view the submitted entries over here.

[via Fast Co. Design]