3 publications on Vogue Italia, a solo exhibition at PHmuseum Lab, and much more.
plus a projection at Photo Vogue Festival 2020 and promotion on the PHmuseum channels.
Awarded by PHmuseum’s Team
PHmuseum's Director Giuseppe Oliverio and Curator Rocco Venezia will select a project among all of the submissions to be exhibited at PHmuseum Lab, our brand new space in Bologna, Italy, in May 2021. The prize includes travel and accommodation.
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.
Awarded by PHmuseum Team
Giuseppe Oliverio and Rocco Venezia from PHmuseum will review all the submissions and select 3 portfolios to be published on the online edition of YET Magazine.
Assigned by the PHmuseum Team
Our team will select 8 photographers among all the applicants, who will be granted a 60-minute online portfolio review with a mentor of their choice from the PHmuseum Education Program.
The judges will select up to 40 shortlisted projects that will compete for all main prizes and honourable mentions. All shortlisted works will be projected at Photo Vogue Festival 2020, and promoted on the PHmuseum channels.
Winning the prize was a huge honour and personally felt like an affirmation that I'm on the right track. I'm really grateful that Make Me A Little Miracle resonated with the judges, all people I respect immensely. Making this body of work has been a constant learning process for me for the past 6 years, and I was very proud to share these stories in the company of the incredible other women photographers. Natalie Keyssar, 2019 First Prize Recipient
Simply click on Apply Now to start your submission and follow the guided process. You will be asked to create an account or login.
Upload between 8 and 20 photos. Images shall be in JPG or PNG format and not weigh more than 5MB each. The ideal resolution is 72dpi with at least 1000px on the shortest side. You can present more than a project, but they must be submitted one at a time.
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 2020. To submit another project simply click again on Apply Now.
Winning a prize like the PHmuseum Women Photographers Grant is simply an avalanche of motivation. I had been working on the Iluikak project for three years, trusting in my way of constructing the images. I think there is a need in us photographers to communicate what concerns us, to be able to sow in the collective consciousness a window to something we do not know, a question, a reflection or to generate movement. An award like PHmuseum Women Photographers Grant marks success in this aspect. Mara Sanchez Renero, 2019 3rd Prize Recipient
Curator at Open Eye Gallery Photography Museum in Liverpool
Mariama Attah is a photography curator and editor with a particular interest in overlooked visual histories, and using photography and visual culture to amplify under and misrepresented voices. Mariama is curator of Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool. She was previously Assistant Editor of Foam Magazine. Prior to this, she was Curator of Photoworks, where was responsible for developing and curating programs and events including Brighton Photo Biennial and was Commissioning and Managing Editor of the yearly magazine Photoworks Annual.
Curatorial Fellow, MoMA Department of Photography
Born in Havana to a family of artists, Magdalena Herrera left Cuba as a child to settle in Paris, where she studied fine art and art history at the Sorbonne before starting her career as a photographer and art director. She has worked in books, print and magazines, spending ten years as Art Director and head of the photo department at National Geographic France before joining Geo France as Director of Photography. Parallel to her journalistic work, Magdalena Herrera runs workshops and seminars around the world organized by the World Press Photo Foundation including the Joop Swart Masterclass. She is a tutor in photography at the Noorderlicht Masterclass at Groningen, Holland, and at Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi, India, as well as for Fokal, the Soros foundation in Haiti. She has taught photojournalism at Sciences-Po Journalisme, Paris. Her experience and her eye for photography mean that she is regularly solicited as a Jury Member at international photography competitions. She was the chair of the 2018 World Press Photo contest.
Artist and co-founder of MFON
Adama Delphine Fawundu (born 1971) is an American multi-disciplinary photographer and visual artist promoting African culture and heritage, a co-founder and author of MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora – a journal and book representing female photographers of African descent. The critically acclaimed book resulted in Fawundu going on a book tour which included events at Tate Modern, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, International Center of Photography, Harvard University and other institutions. Fawundu’s photography and art works are exhibited in numerous private and public collections including Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York; the Brooklyn Historical Society, New York; Corridor Gallery, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland; the Museum of Contemporary Art at the University of São Paulo, Brazil; Norton Museum of Art in Villa La Pietra, Italy; the Brighton Photo Biennial, UK, and others.
Curatorial Fellow, MoMA Department of Photography
River Bullock is an art historian and a curator. Currently, she is the Beaumont and Nancy Newhall Curatorial Fellow in the Department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Most recently, River worked on Dorothea Lange: Words & Pictures, and the rehang of the 1940s-1970s Collection galleries. Previously River worked at Participant INC as a curatorial associate where she assisted with Narcissister’s Studies for Participatory Sculptures and was the managing editor of M. Lamar’s monograph NEGROGOTHIC (2019). River has guest curated exhibitions at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Center for Creative Photography, Phoenix Art Museum, and the Chazen Museum of Art. She holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, her current book project considers vocality and listening in contemporary art.
It was such an honour. The New Generation Prize was the first time I got real international recognition for my work and it has definitely helped broaden my network outside of The Netherlands. To be fair, my professional year since then hasn’t been super exciting since the coronavirus hit soon after. Mostly all my work has been put on hold and the main reason that I was able to keep my head above water was the monetary prize I got from PHmuseum. Robin Alysha Clemens, 2019 New Generation Prize Recipient
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|1st, 2nd, 3rd Prize||New Generation Prize||Up to 9 Honorable mentions||25-35 Shortlisted||Every entrant|
|$12,000 in cash prizes|
|International Press Exposure|
|Projections at Photo Vogue Festival 2020|
|Consideration for a solo exhibition at PHmuseum Lab.|
|Consideration for 3 publications on Vogue Italia|
|Consideration for 3 publications on YET Magazine|
|Consideration for 8 free Portfolio Reviews from the PHmuseum Education Program|
|Consideration for PHmuseum Online Exhibitions, News Features, and Instagram Takeovers|
|Submission judged by our international jury|
|Exposure to PHmuseum Audience, Including Instagram Features|
|20% Discount on PHmuseum Education Classes|
|20% discount on PHmuseum 2021 Photography Grant entry fee|