Photography Grants & Prizes - PhMuseum
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PhMuseum Grants Program is meant to support photographers, discover new projects, and explore the boundaries of contemporary photography.

Since 2012 we have assigned $143,000 in cash prizes and granted 11 exhibitions at international photography festivals. We further partnered with magazines like Vogue Italia and World Press Photo’s Witness who published works from our applicants, and offered educational opportunities with experienced mentors such as Maggie Steber and Fiona Rogers.

The Women Photographers Grant is an initiative we launched in 2017 with the aim of empowering the work and careers of female and non-binary professionals of all ages and from all countries working in diverse areas of photography. Supported by Vogue Italia since the very first edition, it has supported the work of Natalie Keyssar, Raphaela Rosella, Sabiha Çimen, Sanne De Wilde, Sinead Kennedy, Maria Sturm and Laura El-Tantawy among many others.

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2022 Women Photographers Grant

Call opens

August 30


€10,000 in cash, 3 features on Vogue Italia and a solo show at PhMuseum Lab


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After the great success of the first edition, our International Photo Festival is back for its second edition scheduled for 25 September to 2 October 2022 in Bologna, Italy. With this open call you can **become part of it


PhMuseum Days 2022 Open Call

Winners announcement

June 2022


3 solo exhibitions at our International Photo Festival, and much more.



The main prizes are assigned by internationally recognised jurors, while our team reviews all the applications to select the work we show on our channels. Every year we feature 400 photographers on social media, and more than 150 photographers across the website, with many photo editors, curators, and gallerists discovering new projects thanks to this visibility.

Beyond the many opportunities, applying represents an effective way to get inspiration, be self-critical with your work, and improve as a photographer. As former New Generation Prize awardee Alice Mann once told us: "It's just about entering so even if you don’t win anything, you have still benefited. Although this may seem simplistic, it’s really some of the best advice I have ever been given! It's all about continuing to try and continuing to improve."

Below you can find past editions and success stories. These are instead some of the many recognised organisations we partnered with.

Usually I don’t participate in photo contests that often, but here I had not only the feeling that it fits but also liked the idea of the grant, because it directly helps you with the realization of your project and not only gives money for the „best“ piece of work to push photographer’s ego. Like the legendary german punk band „Bluttat“ would say, „Punk means support, no competition!

Nikita Teryoshin, 1st prize recipient 2019 Photography Grant

Personally, it was very nice to get this award because it is a project in which I have been working for 3 years and I think that with this award came in a very important moment. it is very satisfying, professionally it gives you the possibility of having incredible visibility to places never before imagined, it gives you the opportunity to reach new audiences and can show my work and discover photographers around the world.

Fernando Montiel Klint, 3rd prize recipient 2019 Photography Grant
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