2019 Women
Photographers Grant
Shortlist announced

© Cecilia Sordi Campos


Results will be announced on November 21st

Together with 3 projects that will be published on Vogue Italia, other 3 projects that will be featured on YET Magazine, and 3 photographers who will benefit of free remote portfolio reviews from our online Education Program.

© Sabiha CimenSabiha Cimen

I'm interested in seeing how people tell or relate old stories in a new and more contemporary way. If some issues never disappear, we have to re-interpret how we tell them so people will pay attention and not feel as though they are seeing the same photos again and again. If our photos are to do their jobs, they have to look at the old world in a new way. Maggie Steber, Judge


  • 1st Prize / $6,000
  • 2nd Prize / $2,500
  • 3rd Prize / $1,200

plus a projection at Photo Vogue Festival 2019, and promotion on the PHmuseum channels

New Generation Prize / $2,500

plus a nomination for the World Press Photo 2020 Joop Swart Masterclass, a projection at Photo Vogue Festival 2019, an online portfolio review with Fiona Rogers (Magnum Photos Global Business Development Director), 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 Fotografia Europea /

Awarded by the Fotografia Europea Artistic Director

Selected by Fotografia Europea's Artistic Director, a project among all the submissions will be granted a solo show during the next edition of the festival - whose theme will be Fantasies. Stories, rules, inventions. - to be held in Reggio Emilia, Italy from April to May 2020.

3 Publications
on YET Magazine /

Awarded by the PHmuseum Team

Giuseppe Oliverio and Rocco Venezia from PHmuseum will select 3 projects among all of the submissions that will be published on YET Magazine.

3 Free Online Portfolio Reviews /

Assigned by the PHmuseum Team

Our team will select 3 photographers from all the applicants, who will be granted a 60-minute online portfolio review with a mentor of their choice from the PHmuseum Education Program.

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 2019, and promoted on the PHmuseum channels.

© Sinead KennedySinead Kennedy

It can be hard to manage the constant creeping self-doubt as well as the juggle with time and money when making work. Winning the 2nd prize was such an effective counter to that! Also, maybe I wouldn’t have had access to certain opportunities otherwise, like magazine commissions, an invitation to join Women Photograph, and selection as World Press Photo’s Global 6x6 Talent. Sinead Kennedy, 2018 Second Prize Winner


© Tamara Merino BochTamara Merino Boch

I am hoping to find stories that were never shared or stories that were shared thousands of times but from a new point of view. Angélica Dass, Judge

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