PhMuseum 2022 Women Photographers Grant - PhMuseum

PhMuseum 2022
Women Photographers Grant
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in cash prizes

plus screenings at Photo Vogue Festival, two solo exhibitions, and much more!

  • Deadline

    October 06

  • Entry fee



    Until October 06

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General Info

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!

© Ana Vallejo Ana Vallejo

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


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

plus a projection at Photo Vogue Festival 2022 and promotion on the PhMuseum channels.

New Generation Prize / $2,000

plus a projection at Photo Vogue Festival 2022, a remote consultancy, and promotion on the PhMuseum channels.

An Exhibition
at Noorderlicht Photofestival /

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.

A Solo Exhibition
at PhMuseum Lab /

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.

A Featured Interview on Vogue Italia /

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

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 Photo Vogue Festival 2022 and promoted on the PhMuseum channels.


© Alessia Rollo Alessia Rollo

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

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 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.

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

© Myriam Boulos Myriam Boulos

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

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 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

Consideration for PmMuseum Online Exhibitions and News Features

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