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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

$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

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

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

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

Benson, Calle, Brown’s Libyan Sugar to Be Honored at ICP Infinity Awards 2017

Posted by on Thursday January 12, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants

The International Center of Photography (ICP) has announced their list of 2017 ICP Infinity Awards honorees. The 33rd annual awards will be presented on Monday, April 24 in New York City. The 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to Harry Benson,  who has photographed cultural icons from the 1960s to 2000s and done documentary work, including photographing the... More