PhMuseum 2023 Photography Grant - PhMuseum

PhMuseum 2023
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© Tara Laure Claire

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© Tara Laure Claire Tara Laure Claire

The protagonists from The Studio feel like family. They have fun. They dress up. They are sad. They wonder about the mysteries of existence. They look inwards and outwards in a series of performative pictures that bring back one’s own memories — after all, who has never played for the camera? Tara Laure Claire's work reminds us that photography can be a democratic tool to let our creativity shine and to reflect on our lives. Vasantha Yogananthan, Judge, PhMuseum 2023 Photography Grant

New Generation Prize

Si el sol llegara a oscurecer (y no brille más)

by Joseph Ladron de Guevara

€2,000 plus a projection at Verzasca Photo 2023, Jakarta International Photo Festival 2023, and PhMuseum Days 2023, and promotion on the PhMuseum channels.

© Joseph Ladron de Guevara Joseph Ladron de Guevara

When does faith blind us? Peruvian photographer Joseph Ladron de Guevara delves into spirituality starting from the personal story of his grandmother. His visual strategy pairs family archives and notes from her diaries, documentation of Christian believers' communities and contemplative images of nature. The result is an open and evocative narrative that engages us with the theme of loss and acceptance in an impressively mature way for an artist of his age. The Panel of Judges, PhMuseum 2023 Photography Grant

Solo Exhibition at PhEST


by Ingmar Björn Nolting

Selected by PhEST’s team the work is granted a solo show during the upcoming edition of the festival to be held in Monopoli, Italy in September 2023.

Solo Exhibition at Getxophoto

Protege Noctem – If Darkness Disappeared

by Mattia Balsamini

Selected by Maria Ptqk, Artistic Director of Getxophoto, the work is granted a exhibition during the new edition of the festival which will be held in Getxo, Basque Country, Spain in June 2023.

Residency Bursary at Landskrona Foto

Truth is Stranger than Fiction

by Masha Wysocka

Selected by Jenny Nordquist, Landskrona Foto's Director, the work is granted a 6-week residency bursary happening in Autumn 2023 in Landskrona.

A Solo Exhibition at Fonderia 20.9

H is for HEMP

by Maren Krings

Selected by Fonderia 20.9's Curators Chiara Bandino and Francesco Biasi the work is granted an exhibition in their gallery in Verona, Italy, in 2023.

PhMuseum Days 2023 Photo Festival Open Call - Apply Now


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 11th edition, the initiative is designed to support the production and promotion of visual projects through cash prizes, exhibitions at international festivals, a residency program, educational activities and exposure on 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. Applicants retain full image copyrights. You can see all the prizes and learn how to apply below, while you can check FAQs here. Thanks for considering this opportunity and best of luck with your applications!

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Getxophoto Shortlist

Landskrona Shortlist

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