PHmuseum 2019
photography grant
Submissions closed

© Igor Pisuk

Prizes

£15,000
in cash prizes

plus a solo show at PhEST, 3 features on Witness, and much more

  • Deadline

    28 February

  • Shortlist announcement

    Mid April

Closed

Supported by

My advice to other photographers would be to apply with a body of work that is personal. Work that has a vision of its own beyond the photo world. Work that is free from editorial constraints and is bold and experimental.

Poulomi Basu, 1st Prize Winner, PHmuseum 2018 Grant
© Poulomi BasuFabiola Cedillo

Prizes

  • 1st Prize / £8,000
  • 2nd Prize / £3,000
  • 3rd Prize / £2,000

plus projections at Cortona On The Move 2019 (Italy), Just Another Photo Festival 2019 (India), and Obscura Festival (Malaysia), and promotion via PHmuseum.

New Generation Prize / £2,000

plus a consultancy from the PHmuseum Education Program, projections at Cortona On The Move 2019 (Italy), Just Another Photo Festival 2019 (India), and Obscura Festival (Malaysia), promotion via PHmuseum.

A Solo Exhibition
at PhEST /

Awarded by PhEST’s Team

PhEST’s team will select a work from all the submissions to be granted a solo show during the upcoming edition of the festival to be held in Monopoli, Italy in September 2019.

3 Publications on
World Press Photo’s Witness /

Awarded by PHmuseum's Team

PHmuseum Director Giuseppe Oliverio and PHmuseum Curator Rocco Venezia will select 3 works from all the submissions to be published online on World Press Photo’s Witness.

Workshop at
Cortona On The Move /

Assigned by Cortona OTM Team

The Cortona On The Move Team will select a photographer, among all of the applicants, who will be granted a slot at a workshop during the festival next edition, to be held in July 2019 in Cortona, Italy.

4 Free Portfolio Reviews from
PHmuseum Education /

Assigned by PHmuseum's Team

The PHmuseum team will select 4 photographers among all of the applicants who will be granted a 60 minutes 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 honorable mentions. All shortlisted works will be projected at Cortona On The Move 2019 (Italy), Just Another Photo Festival 2019 (India), and Obscura Festival (Malaysia), and promoted on the PHmuseum channels.

The prize gave me a big support and the opportunity to finish my long-term series and finally publish it as a photobook. It gave me the courage to develop my vision in the most honest way without any compromises.

Igor Pisuk, 3rd Prize Winner, PHmuseum 2018 Grant
© Igor PisukFabiola Cedillo

Judges

I’ll be looking for a coherent body of work that expresses an idea with sharp intention, both critically reflecting on the medium itself as well as creatively engaging with the subject matter.

Max Pinckers, Judge
© Vasantha YogananthanFabiola Cedillo

Learn more

Why apply

1st, 2nd, 3rd PrizeNew Generation PrizeUp to 9 Honorable mentions25-35 ShortlistedEvery entrant
£15,000 in cash prizes
International Press Exposure
Projections at several International Photography Festivals
Curator's Pick Account on PHmuseum
Submission reviewed by our international jury
20% Discount on PHmuseum Education Classes
Consideration for PHmuseum Online Exhibitions and News Features
Consideration for PHmuseum Instagram Takeovers
Exposure to PHmuseum Audience, Including Instagram Features
Free Account on PHmuseum

Applying will also grant you the opportunity to:

  • Participate to an International Photography Festival with a solo show, thanks to the prize offered by PhEST
  • Take part to a workshop at an International Photography Festival, thanks to the prize offered by Cortona On The Move
  • Win one of the free 60 minutes portfolio reviews with a mentor of your choice from the PHmuseum Education Program
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20%
discount

On photography classes
to all of the applicants of the PHmuseum 2019 Photography Grant


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