Awards/Contests/Grants

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

12 Photographers Win 2018 Guggenheim Fellowships

Posted by on Thursday April 5, 2018 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Anthony Hernandez, David Maisel, Rania Matar, Meghann Riepenhoff and Hank Willis Thomas are among the 12 photographic artists named 2018 Guggenheim Fellows, according to an announcement from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The fellowships provide grants of undisclosed amounts to support project by artists, scholars, scientists and writers. The foundation selected 173 fellows this... More

Andrea Bruce, Aida Muluneh, Carlos Javier Ortiz Win $30K Catchlight Fellowships

Posted by on Monday April 2, 2018 | Awards/Contests/Grants

©Aida Muluneh
©Aida Muluneh

Photographers Andrea Bruce, Carlos Javier Ortiz and Aida Muluneh have won the 2018 Catchlight Fellowships, the San Francisco-based organization announced today. The winners will each receive a $30,000 grant to support an ongoing project. Bruce won for “Our Democracy,” a project that encourages people to look beyond partisan political divides by exploring what democracy means... More

Carol Guzy Wins 2018 Robert Capa Gold Medal Award

Posted by on Thursday March 22, 2018 | Awards/Contests/Grants

From Carol Guzy's "Faces of Mosul." ©Carol Guzy/ZUMA Press

Photographer Carol Guzy of ZUMA Press has won the 2018 Robert Capa Gold Medal Award for her reportage about the effects of the war against ISIS on the civilian population of Mosul. The Overseas Press Club announced the news yesterday. Reuters photographers Carlos Garcia Rawlins and Carlos Barria won the Olivier Rebbot Award, and Kevin... More

Syrian Photographer Wins 7th HIPA Grand Prize of $120,000

Posted by on Friday March 16, 2018 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Syrian photographer Mohamed Alragheb has won the $120,000 Grand Prize in the seventh annual Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Awards (HIPA). The photographer was unable to attend the awards due to the ongoing hostilities in Syria. However, one of the subjects of the photograph, fellow photojournalist Abd Alkader Habak, received the... More

New Yorker, W, and TIME Win Ellie Awards for Photography and Video

Posted by on Friday March 16, 2018 | Awards/Contests/Grants

The New Yorker won this year's Feature Photography prize at the National Magazine Awards for Philip Montgomery's story on the opioid epidemic.

The New Yorker magazine has won the 2018 National Magazine Award for feature photography for “Faces of an Epidemic,” Philip Montgomery’s photo essay about the growing opioid crisis in the U.S. W magazine won the award for photography for the fourth time, and TIME magazine, in conjunction with Mic, won the Video award for “Life After... More