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12th edition

PhMuseum 2024 Photography Grant

© Tara Laure Claire

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, Alejandro Cartagena, Bieke Depoorter, Camille Lévêque, and Tomas van Houtryve, among many others. Now in its 12th edition, the initiative is designed to support the production and promotion of visual projects through cash prizes, exhibitions at international festivals, 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!

Closed

22 February

Shortlist announcement

April

  • Prizes
    • $10,000 in cash prizes
    • A Solo Exhibition at PhEST
    • A Solo Exhibition at Getxophoto
    • A Solo Exhibition at PhMuseum Lab
    • Projections at International Photo Festivals
    • 6 Free 1-Hour Portfolio Reviews
  • Judges
    • David Campany
      Curator and Writer
    • Lebohang Kganye
      Visual Artist and Photographer
    • Penelope Umbrico
      Visual artist
    • Kensuke Koike
      Visual artist
  • Supported by

Prizes

Independent jury

  • David Campany
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    David Campany

    Curator and Writer

  • Lebohang Kganye
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    Lebohang Kganye

    Visual Artist and Photographer

  • Penelope Umbrico
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    Penelope Umbrico

    Visual artist

  • Kensuke Koike
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    Kensuke Koike

    Visual artist

“The prize allowed me to bring to life the next chapter of my work. It was a sign to keep pursuing a bigger dream to give back to my community but also allow myself to explore outside it and realise that my work can live in more global spheres and reach further than expected.”
Tara Laure Claire, 2023 1st Prize Recipeint

Past editions

PhMuseum 2023 Photography Grant

PhMuseum 2022 Photography Grant

PhMuseum 2021 Photography Grant

PhMuseum 2020 Photography Grant

PhMuseum 2019 Photography Grant

PhMuseum 2018 Photography Grant

PhMuseum 2017 Photography Grant

PhMuseum 2016 Photography Grant

PhMuseum 2015 Photography Grant

PhMuseum 2014 Photography Grant

PhMuseum 2013 Photography Grant

“I hope to discover work that pushes against the conventions of photography and challenges our understanding of the medium.”
Penelope Umbrico, Judge
The Studio by Tara Laure Claire (AKA Tara Sood)
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The Studio by Tara Laure Claire (AKA Tara Sood)

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