plus screenings at Photo Vogue Festival, two solo exhibitions, and much more!
The PhMuseum Women Photographers Grant, now in its 6th 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 think these initiatives bring us closer to equality. It gives us tools and means to find our own voices instead of mimicking the male gaze, it allows us to grow independently. Moreover, the grant allowed me to breathe giving me a secure baseline to invest in my project gradually, and strategically. I am currently working on building an interactive data art website/installation from the anonymous surveys I am collecting, and I am also working on a photobook for the project. Ana Vallejo, 1st Prize Winner, PHM 2022 Women Photographers Grant
plus a projection at Photo Vogue Festival 2022 and promotion on the PhMuseum channels.
plus a projection at Photo Vogue Festival 2022, a remote consultancy, and promotion on the PhMuseum channels.
Awarded by Noorderlicht Team
Noorderlicht will invite an applicant to exhibit in the Noorderlicht 2023 Photofestival, taking place from 26 August to 26 November 2023 in the Netherlands. Noorderlicht will produce their contribution and pay an artist fee. The artist will be selected in the context of the theme REGENERATE, that they are currently researching as outlined on their website. The theme explores the increasing pressure of immense global challenges and the transformations our modern societies face.
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 2023. The prize includes travel, accomodation and production costs.
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 for an online featured interview on Vogue Italia
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 2022 and promoted on the PhMuseum channels.
Head of Global Photo Vogue and Director of Photo Vogue Festival
Alessia Glaviano is the Head of Global Photo Vogue and Director of Photo Vogue Festival.
Besides curating a series of interviews with the Masters of photography for Vogue Italia’s website, which have acquired enormous popularity among the community of people interested in photography and which are also broadcast on the Italian Sky Arte channel, Glaviano is also responsible for Photo Vogue, an innovative platform on which users can share their own photographs knowing they can rely on the curatorial supervision of professional photo editors.
Under Glaviano’s direction, Photo Vogue has reached over 180.000 users/photographers hailing from all over the world and launched a collaboration with the prestigious international agency Art & Commerce, which represents some of the most esteemed names in fashion photography, including Steven Meisel, Sølve Sundsbø, Paolo Roversi and Patrick Demarchelier. At Condé Nast, Alessia is responsible for the artistic direction of events and exhibitions for Vogue Italia and L’Uomo Vogue. In 2016 Glaviano directed the first edition of The Photo Vogue Festival The event marked the first conscious fashion photography festival dedicated to the shared ground between Ethics and Aesthetics, bound to an influential fashion publication, engaging the whole city of Milano with talks, exhibitions and photography-related initiatives.
Besides the editorial activity, Alessia holds lectures and conferences on a regular basis. Some of the institutes and universities she was invited as guest lecturer include: IED, Bocconi University and the Milan Polytechnic. Glaviano was invited to participate as jury member in numerous internationally acclaimed photography contests including the World Press Photo and the Festival International de Mode et de Photographie à Hyères; and has participated in several portfolio review sessions, including the “New York Times Portfolio Reviews”.
Director of Exhibitions at Fotografiska New York
As the founding Director of Exhibitions for Fotografiska New York, Amanda Hajjar has been responsible for the museum’s exhibition strategy since its opening in December 2019. Hajjar collaborates with world-renowned artists to bring their exhibitions from initial concept to final reality. Prior to Fotografiska, she worked at Gagosian Gallery where she organized more than 50 exhibitions with artists and their estates. Hajjar graduated with a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and an M.A. from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London.
Hoda Afshar (1983, Tehran) lives and works in Naarm (Melbourne), Australia.
Hoda Afshar explores the nature and possibilities of documentary image-making. Working across photography and moving image, the artist considers the representation of gender, marginality, and displacement. In her artworks, Afshar employs processes that disrupt traditional image-making practices, play with the presentation of imagery, or merge aspects of conceptual, staged and documentary photography. Recent exhibitions include; WE CHANGE THE WORLD, National Gallery of Victoria (2021), PHOTO International Festival of Photography in Melbourne (2021), Between the Sun and the Moon: Lahore Biennale (2020), Remain, UQ Museum of Art in Brisbane (2019), Beyond Place Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego CA, USA (2019), Primavera 2018, Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney and Waqt al tagheer: Time of Change, ACE Open in Adelaide (2018).
In 2015, she received the National Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, in 2018 won Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Australia and in 2021 she received the Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship for outstanding talent and exceptional courage. Hoda is represented by Milani Gallery in Australia.
Artistic Director Foam Fotografiemuseum
Jane’a Johnson (b. 1988, US) is Artistic Director of Foam Fotografiemuseum in Amsterdam. Her work and writings have focused on archives, museums, photography, race, and the visual culture of the African Diaspora. She is formerly Assistant Professor of Theory of Art + Design and History, Philosophy + Social Sciences at Rhode Island School of Design. Johnson received her PhD in Modern Culture and Media from Brown University, where she directed the Photographic Archives Research Group. In summer 2022, her installation project, Past Made Present: Dutch Shadows in the Black Atlantic, opens at Rhode Island School of Design.
The grant helped me on different levels: first of all, on a motivational one. When working on a new photographic project you spend so much energy and you are so concentrated you don’t know very well if the project is readable to a world audience. The Grant confirmed to me that my work was on the right path. Also, the economic support provided me with the chance to keep going with the research and travel more. Alessia Rollo, 3rd Prize Winner, PHM 2022 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 10MB 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 2022. To submit another project simply click again on Apply Now.
For the monetary prize, for the exposure, for the fact that it creates a space for us and it builds bridges between our different projects and worlds, I think initiatives like this one can support female photographers individually and more broadly in our industry and public awareness. Myriam Boulos, 2nd Prize Winner, PHM 2022 Women Photographers Grant
|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 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
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