Awards/Contests/Grants

8 Photographers Win Magnum Foundation Fund Grant

Posted by on Wednesday May 30, 2018 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Sarker Protick, Magnum Foundation
Terrace and pigeon house built by a family occupying the Dubolhati Rajbari, Dubolhati, Bangladesh. © Sarker Protick

The Magnum Foundation Fund has announced the recipients of its 2018 grant. The winners will receive grants of varying amounts as well as “project development support” to explore “new models of storytelling.” The Magnum Foundation announced the news today. The eight winning projects are: “Eclipse” by Sagar Chhetri; “Orinoco Women’s Journal” by Juanita Escobar; “Santa Barbara”... More

Quick Tip: What Jurors Look for in Your Grant Application

Posted by on Thursday May 24, 2018 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Chelsea Matiash, New York Times senior editor and Getty Editorial Grant juror.

Grant competition jurors reject hundreds of applications because photographers often treat them like contest entry forms, “with a project description, but little or nothing about how they’re going to execute it or distribute the work,” says Chelsea Matiash, senior editor at The New York Times and a juror for the 2017 Getty Editorial grants. “Jurors... More

Eight Photographers Win Reuters Photojournalism Grants of $5K

Posted by on Wednesday May 16, 2018 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

© Gabriel Scarlett
An image from grant winner Gabriel Scarlett’s project “On Poisoned Land,” which looks at how the Navajo living on the Navajo Nation Reservation suffer from decades of uranium contamination from mines that fed the U.S. nuclear program. © Gabriel Scarlett

Eight photographers have won the first Reuters photojournalism grants of $5,000, the news service announced today. Reuters created the grant program to support “a diverse new generation of photojournalists” who can tell stories from new and different perspectives. Reuters launched the initiative last year at Visa pour l‘image international festival of photojournalism in Perpignan, France.... More

Moyra Davey Wins 2018 Scotiabank Award and $50,000 Prize

Posted by on Monday May 14, 2018 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Edward Burtynsky, Moyra Davey and Scotiabank VP Jacquie Ryan. ©Scotiabank

Moyra Davey, a conceptual photographer and filmmaker whose work is informed by a roving literary and anthropological curiosity, has won the 2018 Scotiabank Photography Award, the bank announced last week. “Moyra’s art is absolutely outstanding. Her lens shifts our eyes to unseen, ordinary, and often overlooked moments,” said photographer Edward Burtynsky, who chaired the jury,... More

Fund Your Work: Upcoming Deadlines for Documentary, Fine-Art Grants and Prizes

Posted by on Tuesday May 1, 2018 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Deadlines for grant applications and submissions for several photo prizes are due in the weeks ahead. These grants and prizes support ongoing and new personal projects, photojournalism and news photography, and include photo grants specifically designed to support the work of photographers who identify as female. Getty Images Women Photograph Grant Sponsored by Getty Images... More

Sim Chi Yin Wins 2018 Getty Images and Chris Hondros Fund Award

Posted by on Wednesday April 25, 2018 | Awards/Contests/Grants

© Sim Chi Yin. From Sim's photo and video project, "Dying to Breathe," about a a former gold miner afflicted with the lung disease silicosis, and his wife.

Beijing-based photographer Sim Chi Yin has been named the winner of the Getty Images and Chris Hondros Fund Award, which comes with a grant of $20,000. The board of the Chris Hondros Fund (CHF) announced the news today. Now in its seventh year, the award supports photographers whose work shines a light on the shared... More

Andrea Bruce Wins $20K 2018 Anja Niedringhaus Award

Posted by on Monday April 16, 2018 | Awards/Contests/Grants

In Baghdad, Halla Hameed with her children in 2003. After her husband was killed in the violence during the initial days of the U.S. invasion, she became a prostitute to provide for her children. A customer sits behind her. ©Andrea Bruce

Photographer Andrea Bruce has won the 2018 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award, the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) announced on Saturday. The award comes with a $20,000 prize. Two other photographers—Amber Bracken and Rebecca Conway—won honorable mentions. Chosen from 136 nominees, Bruce won for her work focusing on people living in the aftermath of... More

Quick Tip: When Prizes Come with a Downside

Posted by on Wednesday April 11, 2018 | Awards/Contests/Grants

From @deannefitzmaurice's Pultizer-winning photo essay about the treatment at a California hospital of an Iraqi boy nearly killed by an explosion. ©Deanne Fitzmaurice/San Francisco Chronicle

The World Press Photo awards will be announced Thursday, April 12, followed by the Pulitzer Prizes on Monday, April 16. Major prizes like those can transform a winner’s career. But the big prizes can also carry liabilities. In 2016, we asked two past Pulitzer winners—Deanne Fitzmaurice and William Snyder—about how their careers changed after they... More

Filmmaker/Photographer Graham Dickie Wins 2018 Alexia Student Grant

Posted by on Wednesday April 11, 2018 | Awards/Contests/Grants

From "How Life Is: Rap in Rural Southeast Louisiana," by Alexia Student Grant winner Graham Dickie. ©Graham Dickie

Graham Dickie of Tsinghua University (Beijing)and the University of Texas at Austin has won the 2018 Alexia Student Grant for “How Life Is: Rap in Rural Southeast Louisiana,” a project combining a film and a photo series. The Alexia Foundation announced the news today. “For the first time, a film received top honors in the... More

Rena Effendi Wins $20K Alexia 2018 Professional Grant

Posted by on Monday April 9, 2018 | Awards/Contests/Grants

©Rena Effendi
Shauncina Lovejoy, hugging her aunt Jada Longie, Spirit Lake, North Dakota. April, 2013. ©Rena Effendi

Photographer Rena Effendi has won the $20,000 Alexia 2018 Professional Grant to support her “Spirit Lake” project, the Alexia Foundation announced today. Effendi’s project examines the effects of trauma from recurrent sexual abuse at the Spirit Lake reservation in North Dakota, and community efforts to help victims through traditional healing. “I feel so very privileged... More