16 January 2018

PHmuseum 2018 Grant Open for Submissions

16 January 2018 - Written by Simon Hall

£15,000 in cash prizes and a solo exhibition at leading photography festival Cortona On The Move are among the many opportunities on offer in our annual grant. Learn more and apply at the Early Bird fee before 30 January. Final Deadline: 21 February.

© Salvatore Vitale, from How to Secure a Country (PHM 2017 Grant 1st Prize winner)

An international jury comprised of Roger Ballen (Photographer and Artist), Emilia Van Lynden (Unseen Artistic Director), Genevieve Fussell (Senior Photo Editor at The New Yorker), and Monica Allende (Independent Photo Editor and Cultural Producer) will review the submissions of the open call. The initiative, now in its sixth edition, is designed to support the production and promotion of visual stories through cash prizes and relevant opportunities across international festivals and online media. Max Pinckers, Diana Markosian, Salvatore Vitale, Clèmentine Schneidermann and Jacob Aue Sobol are among the past winners.

© Antonio Faccilongo, from Habibi (PHM 2017 Grant 2nd Prize winner)

The total cash prizes have been increased to £15,000, while the features of the winners on World Press Photo’s Witness and the projection of all the awarded projects at Just Another Photo Festival (India) have been confirmed for the second year in a row. The prizes also include an additional projection at leading photography festival Cortona On The Move (Italy), which will further offer a solo show to a project selected by its Artistic Director, Arianna Rinaldo, to be exhibited during the festival’s 2018 edition. The New Generation Prize, awarded to a photographer under 30 years of age, will also include a mentorship program with acclaimed educator Maggie Steber. All the winners, honorable mentions and several selected submissions will also be promoted on PHmuseum's channels along the year.

© Jacob Aue Sobol, from Road of Bones (PHM 2017 Grant 3rd Prize winner)

Photographers are invited to enter series centred around a specific theme, narrative, or concept, with at least 4 images shot after 1 January 2015. The entry fee is £30 per submission, yet applicants can take advantage of the £20 Early Bird fee if they apply before 30 January.


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