The Baron Prize commends the work of artists and photographers who have produced projects investigating gender and identity politics.


Baron was launched in 2012 and is stocked worldwide in over 20 countries in museums such as Tate Modern and concept stores such as Dover Street Market. The publication has collaborated with artists such as Bjarne Melgard to Eva Stenram and photographers such as Harley Weir to Tyrone Lebon.


The Publication is in various collections including the book collections at MoMA NYC and The LUMA Foundation.


The 2019 prize was awarded in art and photography and was judged by a transnational panel including Ashleigh Kane (Dazed & Confused); Chiara Bardelli Nonino (Italian Vogue); Ché Zara Blomfield (Art Editor Baron & Curator); Petra Collins (Curator & Photographer) and Sue Webster (Artist).


The Baron Prize 2019  Winners

Winner Matthew Grubb (PICTURED)


Winner Frances Wilks 

The 2020 prize invites emerging artists, photographers and filmmakers to submit one work that explores Baron’s core themes – gender and identity politics. The winner is awarded a £1000 cash prize and a selection of art and photography books worth £1000.




Ashleigh Kane is the Arts & Culture editor of Dazed & Confused since 2014. Ashleigh has been widely recognised for her work with new photography and art talents, many of which are now creative agenda setters all over the world.

Bruce Labruce is a Canadian artist, writer, filmmaker and photographer based in Toronto. His work explores themes of sexual and interpersonal transgression against cultural norms.

Matthew Holroyd is the co-founder and creative director of Baron and Baroness. 


Nadia Lee Cohen is a British photographer, film maker and performance artist inspired by American and British cinema of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Her work has been published and exhibited internationally.