PhMuseum 2022 Photography Grant - PhMuseum

PhMuseum 2022
Photography Grant
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in cash prizes

plus 2 solo exhibitions, a residency program, and much more.

  • Deadline

    February 17

  • Entry fee


  • Early bird fee

    €28 Until January 27

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General Info

The PhMuseum Photography Grant is an annual initiative that recognises the importance of photography and visual storytelling.

Over the years it has grown into a leading photography prize, with previous editions having awarded work by photographers like Max Pinckers, Poulomi Basu, Jacob Aue Sobol, Diana Markosian, and Tomas van Houtryve, among many others. Now in its 10th edition, the initiative is designed to support the production and promotion of visual projects through cash prizes, educational activities and exposure across international festivals, and online media.

The theme is open. All approaches are welcome from traditional documentary photography to experimental ways of telling a story or sharing a concept. If you have any doubts, check our FAQs or get in touch with us.

© Rodrigo Pinheiro & Gal Marinelli Rodrigo Pinheiro & Gal Marinelli

Winning the PhMuseum 2021 Grant was a huge surprise and an injection of confidence, especially during the difficult pandemic period many artists were experiencing in Brazil. We had set that series aside for a while because of the pressure the current government is putting on minorities. Having received the award filled us with hope. We were also extremely happy to see how all the other awardees told relevant stories. Stories that should last and cannot be just an intermittent fad. Rodrigo Pinheiro & Gal Marinelli, 1st Prize Recipients, 2021 Edition


  • 1st Prize / €5,000
  • 2nd Prize / €2,000
  • 3rd Prize / €1,000

plus a projection at Verzasca Photo 2022, Jakarta International Photo Festival 2022, and PhMuseum Lab, plus promotion on the PhMuseum channels.

New Generation Prize / €2,000

plus a projection at Verzasca Photo 2022, Jakarta International Photo Festival 2022, and PhMuseum Lab plus promotion on the PhMuseum channels.

An Exhibition
at Getxophoto /

Awarded by Jon Uriarte

Jon Uriarte, artistic director of Getxophoto and digital curator at The Photographers’ Gallery, will select a project from all the submissions to be awarded an exhibition during the new edition of the festival which will be held in Getxo, Basque Country, Spain in June 2022. In addition to the show production, the winner will receive an artist fee of €400 and accommodation for 2 nights during the Opening Week.

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 7th edition of the festival to be held in Monopoli, Italy in August 2022.

Residency Bursary
at Landskrona Foto /

Awarded by Jenny Nordquist

Landskrona Foto's Director Jenny Nordquist, will select a photographer from all the submissions to be awarded a place for the Landskrona Foto Residency. The program takes place for 6 weeks during the autumn of 2022 in Landskrona, Sweden. The artist in residency receives a grant of 15000 SEK (approximately €1500), travel expenses to and from the home country (economy only), an apartment in Landskrona, and an office space. The successful candidate will commit to producing a unique body of work within the residency period, we encourage all interested applicants to add a paragraph to their submission where they propose a project that relates to Landskrona.

6 Free Online Portfolio Reviews from PhMuseum Education /

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.

Up to 9 Honorable Mentions and 40 Shortlisted Projects /

All the shortlisted works will be projected at Verzasca Photo 2022, Jakarta International Photo Festival 2022, PhMuseum Lab and promoted on the PhMuseum channels.


© Marisol Mendez Marisol Mendez

Winning the Prize helped me continue pursuing my long-term project MADRE. The grant allowed me to financially support its realisation while on the other hand, the recognition motivated me to trust my instincts and keep nurturing my practice. It’s through this boost of confidence that I was able to widen my horizons and reach new audiences. Marisol Mendez, New Gen Prize Recipient, 2021 Edition

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 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.

  • 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 April 2022. To submit another project simply click again on Apply Now.

© Daniel Mebarek Daniel Mebarek

The prize helped me overcome a period of great self-doubt about my artistic practice and gave me the confidence I needed to continue with my practice. Receiving this recognition felt very special for me, particularly considering it’s my first project. Since then, I’ve decided to be more ambitious about my work and allow myself to dream bigger. After many months of uncertainty caused by the pandemic, I’m happy that I will soon be travelling to Bolivia to resume my project. Daniel Mebarek, 3rd Prize Recipient, 2021 Edition

Why apply

1st, 2nd, 3rd Prize New Generation Prize Up to 9 Honorable mentions 25-35 Shortlisted Every entrant

€10,000 in cash prizes

International Press Exposure

Projections at International Photography Festivals and PhMuseum Lab

Consideration for 2 solo exhibitions at PhEST and Getxophoto

Consideration for a residency bursary at Landskrona Foto

Consideration for 6 free Portfolio Reviews from the PhMuseum Education Program

Consideration for PhMuseum Online Exhibitions and News Features

Submission reviewed by our international jury

Exposure to PhMuseum Audience, Including Instagram Features

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Earlybird Deadline

January 27

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