Awards/Contests/Grants

Chris Court and Eater Win Top Photo Honors at 2017 James Beard Awards

Posted by on Wednesday April 26, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

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From "Thrill Ride," produced by Eater, which took top honors in the Visual Storytelling category in the 2017 James Beard Awards.

The James Beard Foundation announced the winners of its annual media awards yesterday. Taste & Technique: Recipes to Elevate Your Home Cooking, photographed by Chris Court, won top honors in the Photography category. Eater was also honored with the Visual Storytelling award for its online story “Thrill Ride.” Vince Dixon reported the story and Mariya Pylayevwhich edited the videos. “Thrill... More

Inaugural $30K CatchLight Photography Fellowships Go to Sarah Blesener, Brian Frank and Tomas van Houtryve

Posted by on Tuesday April 25, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

© Tomas van Houtryve. CatchLight fellows receive financial and media support to pursue innovative stories that bring awareness to social issues.
© Tomas van Houtryve. CatchLight fellows receive financial and media support to pursue innovative stories that bring awareness to social issues.

The inaugural CatchLight Fellowships were awarded to Sarah Blesener, Brian Frank and Tomas van Houtryve, the organization announced today. Fellowship winners receive $30,000 to use to create a body of work. In addition, winners are paired with media partners that will work with them to publish their project. CatchLight is a nonprofit photography organization that... More

Benson, Calle, Aperture Honored at 33rd Annual ICP Infinity Awards

Posted by on Tuesday April 25, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

In accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Center of Photography Infinity Awards, celebrity photographer Harry Benson thanked not only the photo editors and colleagues who had supported him throughout his more than 50-year photojournalism career. He also thanked everyone “who didn’t help me, because they’re the ones you want to show.” The 33rd... More

Frederik Buyckx Named Photographer of the Year in 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

Posted by on Thursday April 20, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

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© Frederik Buyckx, Belgium, 1st Place, Professional, Landscape, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

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

Sinclair Wins $20K 2017 Anja Niedringhaus Award

Posted by on Thursday April 20, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

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"Whenever I saw him, I hid. I hated to see him," Tahini (in pink) recalls of the early days of her marriage to Mated, when she was 6 and he was 25. The young wife posed for this portrait with former classmate Ghana, also a child bride, outside their mountain home in Hajji, Yemen, in 2010. There is currently no legal age of marriage in Yemen. Photo © Stephanie Sinclair

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

Sarah Blesener Wins the $20K Alexia Foundation Professional Grant

Posted by on Wednesday April 12, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

© Sarah Blesener/Alexia Foundation

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

12 Photographers Win 2017 Guggenheim Fellowships

Posted by on Friday April 7, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Mary F. Calvert, Maggie Steber and Zoe Strauss are among the 12 photographers who have been named Guggenheim Fellows for 2017, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announced on April 7. The Fellowships provide grants of undisclosed amounts to support projects by artists, scholars, scientists and writers. This year’s Fellows in the category of photography... More

$310K NEH Grant to Benefit Talking Eyes Media, VII Photo

Posted by on Tuesday April 4, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Local kids and skaters from around the east coast gather at this abandoned industrial warehouse in the Ironbound, which they’ve repurposed as a skate park. Photo © Ashley Gilbertson/Newest Americans/VII Photo

Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N) has won a $310,000 federal grant for an immigrant storytelling project involving VII Photo and Talking Eyes Media, the university announced last week. The grant, from the National Endowment for the Humanities, is for a project called Newest Americans. The project is a collaboration between VII Photo, Talking Eyes Media and RU-N faculty and... More

Denton and Ponomarev Win Robert Capa Gold Medal Award

Posted by on Tuesday March 21, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

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A family flees fighting in Qayyara, Iraq, November 2016. ©Sergey Ponomarev

Bryan Denton and Sergey Ponomarev have won the 2017 Robert Capa Gold Medal Award for courage and enterprise in photographic reporting abroad, the Overseas Press Club (OPC) announced yesterday. The two photojournalists shared the award for their coverage of fighting in Iraq to reclaim territory from ISIS. The work of both photographers was published by... More

Arash Yaghmaian Wins the $120K HIPA Photography Award for 2017

Posted by on Monday March 20, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

© Arash Yaghmaeian

The HIPA foundation has announced that Arash Yaghmaian has won the $120,000 Grand Prize in the sixth annual Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Awards (HIPA). A visual artist who focuses on socio-political and cultural issues, Yaghmaian was born in Iran and now lives in New York City. His winning image, Landfill Ballerina, was made in Guwahati, India,... More