Awards/Contests/Grants

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

Kevin Faingnaert Wins 2017 ZEISS Photography Award

Posted by on Tuesday March 14, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

© Kevin Faingnaert, Belgium, Winner, 2017 ZEISS Photography Award

Belgian photographer Kevin Faingnaert has won the 2017 ZEISS Photography Award for his project, “Føroyar,” a series about life on remote and sparsely populated villages on the Faroe Islands (an archipelago located between Iceland and Norway in the North Atlantic Ocean). The prize includes more than $3,100 US to complete the project. Faingnaert will also receive over... More

CatchLight Announces 11 Finalists for Inaugural $30K Fellowships

Posted by on Tuesday March 14, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

CatchLight has announced the shortlist for the inaugural CatchLight Fellowship, which supports the use of photography to bring awareness to challenging social issues. From the shortlist, three fellows will be chosen to receive a $30,000 award  and a collaboration with one of CatchLight’s media partners to assist in distribution. The three media partners are The... More

Elliott Erwitt Awarded $20K HIPA Appreciation Award

Posted by on Monday March 13, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

The HIPA foundation has announced that veteran photojournalist Elliott Erwitt has won the sixth annual Appreciation Award from the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Awards (HIPA). The announcement was made in advance of an awards ceremony on Wednesday for the HIPA competition, which provides over $400K in prizes and grants to photographers. The... More

Fund Your Work: Major Photo Grant Deadlines Approaching

Posted by on Wednesday March 1, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Photo © Justyna Mielnikiewicz, the 2016 recipient of The Smith Fund Grant

Attention photographers: Deadlines are fast approaching for a number of grants and international competitions. Among them are: Project Launch Deadline: March 3, 2017 Fine-art or documentary photographers with complete or nearly completed projects can apply for the $5,000 Project Launch Grant. In addition to the cash award, the winner receives an exhibition in Santa Fe, complimentary... More

Pete Muller Wins POYi Reportage Photographer of the Year; Matt Gade Wins Sports Photographer of the Year

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

From Pete Muller’s winning portfolio for POYi Reportage Photographer of the Year   Pete Muller has won Photographer of the Year in the 74th annual Pictures of the Year International (POYi) competition. He won for a portfolio that includes stories around the themes of conflict and masculinity around the world. The surprise winner of POYi... More

Poulomi Basu Wins the 2017 FotoEvidence Book Award

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

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© Poulomi Basu

Photojournalist Poulomi Basu has won the 2017 FotoEvidence Book Award for her project, “A Ritual of Exile: Blood Speaks.” The project investigates and documents normalized violence against women in Nepal. A book of the work will be published by FotoEvidence in October 2017.   The annual Book Award recognizes one documentary photographer whose project demonstrates courage... More