plus 3 features on Vogue Italia, a solo exhibition at PhMuseum Lab, and much more!
The PHmuseum Women Photographers Grant, now in its 5th edition, aims 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. Its 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 theme, narrative or concept. All approaches are welcome from classic to more experimental projects, and you can present more than one work. By applying you retain full copyright or your images at all times, and we’ll ask for your permission to share them on our social media channels.
The judging will happen between October and November with the shortlist to be announced just before Photo Vogue Festival. Thanks for considering this opportunity and good luck with your applications!
I would encourage any woman with a strong commitment to long form visual narratives and a desire for independence to apply for grants like the PHMuseum Women’s Grant. It’s an opportunity to have financial support in doing work you are deeply committed to and issues you believe must be highlighted. Laura El-Tantawy, 1st Prize, PHM 2020 Women Photographers Grant
plus a projection at Photo Vogue Festival 2021 and promotion on the PHmuseum channels.
plus a projection at Photo Vogue Festival 2021, a remote consultancy, and promotion on the PHmuseum channels.
Awarded by Alessia Glaviano, Chiara Bardelli Nonino and Francesca Marani
Alessia Glaviano (Brand Visual Director Vogue Italia), Chiara Bardelli Nonino (Vogue Italia Photo Editor) and Franscesca Marani (Vogue Italia Photo Editor) will select a submission each for an online featured interview on Vogue Italia
Awarded by PHmuseum 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, Bologna Italy, in May 2022. The prize includes travel, accomodation and production costs.
Assigned by the PHmuseum Team
Our team will select 6 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.
All the shortlisted works will be projected at Photo Vogue Festival 2021 and promoted on the PHmuseum channels.
Poulomi Basu is an Indian transmedia artist, photographer, and activist whose work advocating for the rights of women has received wide attention. In her practice, she explores how the formation of identity intersects with geopolitics to reveal the deep, often hidden power structures in our societies. Born and raised in India, Basu spent her formative years in Kolkata, whose cinematic tradition provided early inspiration. Basu majored in Sociology, then completed her Masters in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication. Basu was awarded the prestigious Hood Medal by the Royal Photographic Society in 2020 for her transmedia work Blood Speaks which put menstrual rights on the international agenda and resulted in a major policy change. She has exhibited internationally and is a National Geographic Society Explorer, Sundance Fellow, and a Magnum Foundation Fellow. She directs Just Another Photo Festival, a traveling guerilla visual media festival that democratizes photography by offering it to ordinary people and building new audiences. Her first book, Centralia (Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2020), was the winner of the Discovery Award 2020 at Les Rencontres d'Arles and a nominee for the 2021 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize. Her work is publicly collected by Victoria and Albert Museum London, Autograph, Recontres Arles, MoMA (Special Collections) and Martin Parr Foundation .
Curator at Foam Photography Museum Amsterdam
Mirjam Kooiman is an art historian and curator at Foam Photography Museum Amsterdam, where she was responsible for shows including Ai Weiwei – #SafePassage, Daisuke Yokota – Matter, Awoiska van der Molen – Blanco, and the traveling Foam Talent exhibitions of 2015 and 2016. In 2017 she also initiated a series of collaborations with photography platforms in Mexico, Nigeria and Indonesia in Foam’s project space Foam 3h, in order to create an exchange of cultural knowledge on photography discourses worldwide. She is currently researching how photography relates to virtual realities and online experiences. Mirjam holds a BA in Art History and a MA in Museum Curating from the University of Amsterdam.
Associate Curator Of Photography Centre Pompidou
Damarice AMAO, PhD, is associate curator of photography at the Centre Pompidou, Musée National d’Art moderne, Paris. She has curated numerous exhibitions with accompanying catalogues, including Photographie, arme de classe (Centre Pompidou/Textuel, 2018), Eli Lotar (Jeu de Paume, 2017), Jacques-André Boiffard. La parenthèse surréaliste (Centre Pompidou, Xavier Barral, 2014) and recently Dora Maar (Centre Pompidou, 2019) and Charlotte Perriand. Comment voulons-nous vivre? (Rencontres Arles/Actes sud, 2021).
Senior Photo Editor at TIME
Dilys Ng is Senior Photo Editor at TIME. She commissions, produces and edits photography across platforms for high impact features and projects like TIME100, Person of the Year, Guns in America and Next Generation Leaders. She was previously at the Singapore International Photography Festival and has served as juror on multiple awards and reviews.
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I have been very grateful to receive this award and recognition for my work. It helped me to continue with the project in the Amazon and to create more photos. On a large scale, it made my photos more visible around the world, my message seen and appreciated. And on a smaller or inner scale, it helped me feel confident in what I am doing. Florence Goupil, 3rd Prize, PHM 2020 Women Photographers Grant
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 5 and 20 photos. Images shall be in JPG or PNG format and not weight 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 2021. To submit another project simply click again on Apply Now.
|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 and Projection at Photo Vogue Festival
Consideration for 3 Featured Interviews on Vogue Italia
Consideration for solo exhibitions at PHmuseum Lab
Consideration for 6 free Portfolio Reviews from the PHmuseum Education Program
Consideration for social media features, including Instagram Featured Submissions
Submission reviewed by our international jury
Receiving the New Generation Prize was such an encouraging moment for me because it was my first international honour ever. Moreover, the pandemic has made being an African artist extremely difficult so winning the award helped to fund my living expenses and practice at the same time, it also served as an important form of validation that I should keep doing my work. Lebo Thoka, New Gen Prize, PHM 2020 Women Photographers Grant
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