PHmuseum 2018
women photographers grant
Shortlist announced

© Sanne De Wilde


Results will be announced on December 4

Vogue Italia prizes will be announced on December 4


This particular grant can place your work in a certain spotlight, making it part of an important conversation that values female perspectives.

Raphaela Rosella, 1st prize winner PHM 2017 Women Photographers Grant
© Raphaela RosellaFabiola Cedillo


  • 1st Prize / £5,000
  • 2nd Prize / £2,000
  • 3rd Prize / £1,000

plus a publication on YET Magazine, a projection at Photo Vogue Festival 2018, and promotion on the PHmuseum channels.

New Generation Prize / £2,000

For photographers under 30 years of age

plus a mentorship with Fiona Rogers (Magnum Photos Global Business Development Director), plus a nomination for the World Press Photo 2019 Joop Swart Masterclass, a publication on YET Magazine, a projection at Photo Vogue Festival 2018, and promotion on the PHmuseum channels.

3 Publications
on Vogue Italia /

Awarded by Vogue Italia Photo Editors

Alessia Glaviano, Chiara Bardelli Nonino and Francesca Marani will each select one work from all the submissions to be published online on Vogue Italia.

A Solo Exhibition
at Verzasca Foto Festival /

Awarded by Alfio Tommassini

Alfio Tommasini, Artistic Director of Verzasca Foto Festival, will select a work from all the submissions to be granted a solo show during the 2019 edition of the festival.

Up to 9 Honorable Mentions
and 35 Shortlisted Projects /

The judges will select up to 35 shortlisted projects that will compete for all main prizes and honourable mentions. All shortlisted works will be projected at Photo Vogue Festival 2018, and promoted on the PHmuseum channels.

Learn more

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    The Swiss Alps' Outdoor Festival
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    From forming the jury to engaging partners to offer relevant opportunities, it takes us months to organise a single grant. Here we explain why we do it and why you should consider applying.

    7 Reasons To Apply To The PHM 2018 Women Photographers Grant
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    Noticing how difficult it was to find the work of female photographers from Latin America, Verónica Sanchis Bencomo founded Foto Féminas in 2015. The platform is now a growing showcase of works from the region, quickly evolving to achieve its mission.

    A Platform For Latin American Female Photography
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    What Judges Look for in the Submissions
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    A year after the recognition, Raphaela Rosella, Heba Khamis, Sanne De Wilde, and Fabiola Cedillo tell us how the prize supported their career development, speak about gender equality in the industry, and provide insightful advice for applicants this year.

    Former Winners on the PHM Women Photographers Grant