Awards/Contests/Grants

Ten Photojournalists Win $1K Grants from Yunghi Kim

Posted by on Tuesday December 27, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

© Frank Fournier/ Contact Press Images.
© Frank Fournier/ Contact Press Images.

Ten photographers have won $1,000 each as part of the 2016 Yunghi Grant. The Yunghi Grant, founded last year, is meant “to emphasize the importance of copyright registration [and] to give back to the profession of photojournalism,” according to photojournalist and grant founder Yunghi Kim. The 2016 recipients are: Frank Fournier Carol Guzy Amnon Gutman Derek Hudson Dania Maxwell Myriam... More

Poor, Larson and Shindelman Win $10K John Gutmann Photography Fellowship

Posted by on Tuesday November 29, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Volunteers Delivering X-Mas Packages to SHU 12.25.75 Mapped by Shakur Ross, 2013. Photo courtesy of John Gutmann Photography Fellowship Trust
Volunteers Delivering X-Mas Packages to SHU 12.25.75 Mapped by Shakur Ross, 2013. Photo courtesy of John Gutmann Photography Fellowship Trust

Nigel Poor and photography collaborators Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman have each won $5,000 ($10,000 total) as part of the 2016 John Gutmann Photography Fellowship—an annual award given to emerging creative photographers. The award honors the late John Gutmann, a Bay Area photographer who captured everyday scenes of American life during the mid to late 1900’s.... More

Claudio Rasano Wins $16K Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

Posted by on Thursday November 17, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

"Katlehong Matsenen, 2016" from the series "Similar Uniforms: We Refuse to Compare." © Claudio Rasano
"Katlehong Matsenen, 2016" from the series "Similar Uniforms: We Refuse to Compare." © Claudio Rasano

Swiss-Italian photographer Claudio Rasano has won the 2016 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize for the photograph “Katlehong Matsenen 2016” from the series “Similar Uniforms: We Refuse to Compare.” The first place prize includes a £15,000 ($16,051 USD) cash prize and the portrait will also be featured in an exhibition of 57 works featuring all of the prize... More

12 Photographers Named Finalists for $101K Prix Pictet Photography Award

Posted by on Friday November 11, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Migrants arrive by Turkish cruise boat near village of Skala, Lesbos island Greece, Monday November, 16, 2015. 
The Turkish boat owner delivered some 150 persons to the Greek coast and tried to escape back to Turkey, he was arrested later in Turkish waters.
Photo © Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times.
Migrants arrive by Turkish cruise boat near village of Skala, Lesbos island Greece, Monday November, 16, 2015. The Turkish boat owner delivered some 150 persons to the Greek coast and tried to escape back to Turkey, he was arrested later in Turkish waters. Photo © Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times.

Twelve photographers from across the world have been named to the shortlist for the Prix Pictet Photography Award, which was founded by Swiss private bank Pictet Group. One winner, to be announced at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London on May 4, 2017, will win CHF 100,000 (roughly $101,140). Each year, the Prix Pictet honors... More

Michael Christopher Brown, Gregory Halpern Win Paris Photo-Aperture Book Awards

Posted by on Friday November 11, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Michael Christopher Brown has won the $10,000 First PhotoBook Award from the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards. He won the prize, which is given for an outstanding first monograph, for his book Libyan Sugar (published by Twin Palms), which looks at the Magnum photographer’s experience covering the Libyan civil war. Gregory Halpern’s ZZYZX (published by... More

World Press to Allow Staged and Manipulated Photos in New Contest

Posted by on Wednesday October 26, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photo Manipulation, Photojournalism

World Press Photo has announced that it will launch a new contest for “creative documentary photography.” With a nod to subjective and non-traditional forms of storytelling, the contest “will reward the most imaginative ways of telling stories available,” World Press said in its announcement. The contest, which has yet to be named, is slated to... More

Souvid Datta Wins $5K 2016 Visura Photojournalism Grant

Posted by on Tuesday October 25, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Photo © Souvid Datta. From his long-term project 'Vanishing Girls of West Bengal'
Photo © Souvid Datta. From his long-term project 'Vanishing Girls of West Bengal'

Indian photographer Souvid Datta has been awarded the 2016 Visura Photojournalism Grant and a $5,000 cash prize to help support his long-term project “Vanishing Girls of West Bengal.” The project explores child sex trafficking and the socio-economic conditions that perpetuate it, as well as the challenges that NGOs face in tackling the issue.   Twelve additional photojournalists were... More

2016 Eddie Adams Award Winners Announced

Posted by on Wednesday October 12, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Nikon award winner Hilina Abebe. Photo © Eve Edelheit
Nikon award winner Hilina Abebe. Photo © Eve Edelheit

The 29th annual Eddie Adams Workshop for emerging photographers in Jeffersonville, New York, ended Monday with presentations by students and announcements of awards. Winners included: Photographer Cesar Rodriguez of Mexico, who received the $2,500 Chris Hondros Fund Award. Hilina Abebe of Ethopia, who received the Nikon Award, which includes a Nikon D5 DSLR, three NIKKOR zoom lenses and... More

Pulitzer Center Celebrates 10 Years of Funding Photojournalism

Posted by on Tuesday October 4, 2016 | Awards/Contests/Grants

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the nonprofit journalism organization which provides funding for journalists covering under-reported stories around the world, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. This week, they’ve asked current grantees and alumni to share memories and memorable Pulitzer Center-funded projects on social media using the hashtag #PulitzerCenter10. Grantees and Alumni: Join us in... More