Awards/Contests/Grants

Danielle Villasana’s Advice on Applying for Grants and Awards

Posted by on Thursday June 15, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Photographer Danielle Villasana has won numerous accolades for “A Light Inside,” her project about transgender women. They include the 2015 Inge Morath Award (see “How I Got That Grant: The $5,000 Inge Morath Award“), a 2015 Pride Photo Award, and a place on Getty’s 2015-2016 Emerging Talent roster. Here is her advice about writing successful... More

Five Photographers Win the 2017 Contemporary African Photography Prize

Posted by on Tuesday June 13, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

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© Georges Senga from the series "Cette Maison n'est pas à Vendre et à Vendre"

Girma Berta, Emmanuelle Andrianjafy, Georges Senga, Fethi Sahraoui and Lebohang Kganye are the winners of this year’s CAP Prize— the Contemporary African Photography Prize, awarded by the CAP Association. The award is given annually to five photographers whose work “engages with the African continent or its diaspora” and “encourage a rethinking of the image of... More

Peterson, Bracken, Streiber Win Special Prizes in PDN Photo Annual

Posted by on Tuesday May 2, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

© Mark Peterson. From Political Theatre.

Mark Peterson has won the first Photographer of the Year award, which honors a photographer in the PDN Photo Annual who has produced an outstanding body that reflects the year in photography. Peterson won the $10,000 prize for his book Political Theatre (published by Steidl). Honored in the Photo Books category of the Photo Annual,... More

Meridith Kohut Wins 2017 Getty Images Chris Hondros Fund Award

Posted by on Monday May 1, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Meridith Kohut
© Meridith Kohut for The New York Times

Venezuela-based photojournalist Meridith Kohut has won the sixth annual $20,000 Getty Images Chris Hondros Fund (CHF) Award for 2017. Non-profit news organization ProPublica has also won the first-ever Domestic Reporting Grant from the Chris Hondros Fund. The CHF award honors the work and celebrates the legacy of photojournalist Chris Hondros, who was killed in April 2011... More

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

Frederik Buyckx
© 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