Created by the artist-run non-profit New Orleans Photo Alliance (NOPA), The Clarence John Laughlin Award supports photographers who use photography, in any style or genre, traditional or digital, “as a means of creative expression.” The $5,000 prize is open to photographers residing in the US. This year’s juror is curator and writer George Slade.
Applicants should submit a portfolio of 10 to 20 images, a written statement and a $25 application fee ($60 for non-members, who then become NOPA members) through the NOPA web site by September 1. A complete list of guidelines, judging criteria and rules can be found at:
Belgian photographer Frederik Buyckx has won $25,000 as the prize for the Photographer of the Year nomination in the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards. Buyckx was also the first place winner in the Landscape category, one of the ten professional categories in the competition. According to the World Photography Organization, 127,098 entries were received in the Professional category. Buyckx, a freelance photographer,... More ›
Stephanie Sinclair, a National Geographic photographer and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, has won the $20,000 2017 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award from the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF). The prize, made possible by the Howard G. Buffet foundation, will be used to support Sinclair’s ongoing work, which includes projects focused on human rights and gender issues around the... More ›
New York-based photographer Sarah Blesener has won the $20,000 Professional Grant from the Alexia Foundation for her series “Toy Soldiers,“ which documents youth patriotic clubs, education and summer camps in Russia. Blesener, a recent graduate of the International Center of Photography and recipient of the Alexia Student Award in 2016, will use the funds to photograph rising... More ›