2019 Women
Photographers Grant
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© Maria Sturm

Prizes

$12,000
in cash prizes

plus 3 publications on Vogue Italia, a solo show at Fotografia Europea and much more

  • Deadline

    October 10

  • Entry fee

    $35

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    Until October 10

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General info

With the PHmuseum 2019 Women Photographers Grant we aim to empower the work and careers of female and non-binary professionals of all ages and from all countries working in diverse areas of photography.

The Grant’s mission is to support the growth of the new generations and promote stories narrated from a female perspective, while responding to the need to work for gender equality in the industry.

To participate, you are invited to submit one or more projects centred around a specific concept, theme, or narrative. Our independent jury will review all the submissions from mid-October while the results will be announced in November.

As usual, you retain full copyright at all times. Learn more, and good luck!

How to participate

  • 1

    Click on
    Apply Now

    Simply click on Apply Now to start your submission and follow the guided process. You will be asked to create an account or login.

  • 2

    Upload
    your work

    Upload between 8 and 20 photos. At least 4 of them must have been shot after 1 January, 2016. Images shall be in JPG or PNG format and not weight more than 10MB each. The ideal resolution is 72 dpi with at least 1000px on the shortest side. You can present more than a project, but they must be submitted one at a time.

  • 3

    Review
    and submit

    Check all the info and submit your project, being aware that you will not be able to modify it after submission. The judges will review all entries, with winners to be announced in November 2019. To submit another project simply click again on Apply Now.

© 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. Margaret Steber, Judge

Prizes

  • 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

Judges

© 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


Learn more

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    Dazzled by an apocalyptic beauty, by eclipse and fire, by joy, dread and dream, Poulomi Basu's Centralia is a docu-fiction that journeys deep into the forests of central India where a little-known and under-reported conflict between indigenous tribal people and the Indian state slowly simmers.

    PHmuseum 2018 Grant Winner Centralia to be Published as a Photobook
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    PHmuseum 2019 Women Photographers Grant judge Ashleigh Kane discusses her role as Arts & Culture Editor at Dazed and offers useful advice on how the position of women can be strengthened in our industry.

    The Next Generation of Women Photographers is Already Here
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    A year on from the recognition, Maria Sturm, Sinead Kennedy, and Alice Mann reflect upon the gender balance in the photography industry today and how the Grant supported their career development.

    Awardees Discuss the Value of the Women Photographers Grant
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    Our annual open call is back for its third edition with a great jury and £10,000, a solo show at Fotografia Europea, three features on Vogue Italia, and educational opportunities among the main prizes.

    PHmuseum 2019 Women Photographers Grant Now Open For Submissions
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    With a nod to Jewish folkloric structures and matrilineal gender performance, Hannah Altman teams up with her mother to produce a collection of familial self-portraits that aim to enhance the conversation surrounding female self-representation.

    Portraying Womanhood through an Intimate Collaboration

Why apply

1st, 2nd, 3rd PrizeNew Generation PrizeUp to 9 Honorable mentions25-35 ShortlistedEvery entrant
$12,000 in cash prizes
International Press Exposure
Projections At Photo Vogue Festival 2019
Curator's Pick Account on PHmuseum
Consideration for a solo show at Fotografia Europea
Consideration for 3 Features on Vogue Italia
Consideration for 3 Features on YET Magazine
Consideration for Free Online Portfolio Reviews
Consideration for PHmuseum Online Exhibitions and News Features
Consideration for PHmuseum Instagram Takeovers
20% Discount on PHmuseum Education Bookings (until 10 November 2019)
Submission reviewed and judged by our international jury
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Related articles

  • Cross icon

    Dazzled by an apocalyptic beauty, by eclipse and fire, by joy, dread and dream, Poulomi Basu's Centralia is a docu-fiction that journeys deep into the forests of central India where a little-known and under-reported conflict between indigenous tribal people and the Indian state slowly simmers.

    PHmuseum 2018 Grant Winner Centralia to be Published as a Photobook
  • Cross icon

    PHmuseum 2019 Women Photographers Grant judge Ashleigh Kane discusses her role as Arts & Culture Editor at Dazed and offers useful advice on how the position of women can be strengthened in our industry.

    The Next Generation of Women Photographers is Already Here
  • Cross icon

    A year on from the recognition, Maria Sturm, Sinead Kennedy, and Alice Mann reflect upon the gender balance in the photography industry today and how the Grant supported their career development.

    Awardees Discuss the Value of the Women Photographers Grant
  • Cross icon

    Our annual open call is back for its third edition with a great jury and £10,000, a solo show at Fotografia Europea, three features on Vogue Italia, and educational opportunities among the main prizes.

    PHmuseum 2019 Women Photographers Grant Now Open For Submissions
  • Cross icon

    With a nod to Jewish folkloric structures and matrilineal gender performance, Hannah Altman teams up with her mother to produce a collection of familial self-portraits that aim to enhance the conversation surrounding female self-representation.

    Portraying Womanhood through an Intimate Collaboration

20%
discount

On photography classes
to all of the applicants of the PHmuseum 2019 Women Photographers Grant
(until 10 November)

Deadline

October 10

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