12 September 2018

PHmuseum 2018 Women Photographers Grant Open for Submissions

12 September 2018 - Written by Simon Hall

£10,000 in cash, three publications on Vogue Italia, and a solo show at Verzasca FOTO Festival in 2019 are among the many prizes on offer in our second Women Photographers Grant. Apply before 27 September to take advantage of the early bird submission fee.

© Sanne De Wilde, from the series The Island of the Colorblind (PHM 2017 WPG 3rd Prize winner)

We are very glad to open the call of the PHmuseum 2018 Women Photographers Grant, with a great range of prizes and a wonderful group of organisations supporting our initiative. Entering its second edition, the grant 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. An independent jury featuring Pamela Chen (Creative Lead, Instagram), Aïda Muluneh (Photographer, Filmmaker and Curator), Alessandra Sanguinetti (Photographer, member of Magnum Photos) and Karen McQuaid (Senior Curator, The Photographers’ Gallery) will review all the submissions and select the winners of the main prizes.

© Raphaela Rosella, from the series You'll Know It When You Feel It (PHM 2017 WPG 1st Prize winner)

The total cash awards have been increased to £10,000, and prize-winning photographers will also enjoy international exposure courtesy of projections at the 2018 Photo Vogue Festival and publications on YET Magazine. Alfio Tommasini, the Artistic Director of Verzasca FOTO, will also grant one project a solo show to be exhibited at the festival in 2019, and Vogue Italia Photo Editors, Alessia Glaviano, Chiara Bardelli Nonino and Francesca Marani will each select one work to be published on Vogue Italia. The New Generation Prize, awarded to a photographer under 30 years of age, will, for the second year in a row, receive a nomination for World Press Photo’s Joop Swart Masterclass. All prize-winning projects, and up to 35 shortlisted projects will be promoted on the PHmuseum channels throughout the year. All applicants will also enjoy a 20% discount on bookings of the PHmuseum educational programs.

© Heba Khamis, from the series Banned Beauty (PHM 2017 WPG 2nd Prize winner)

Photographers are invited to enter a series centred around a specific theme, narrative, or concept, with at least four images shot after 1 January 2015. Applicants can take advantage of an £18 early bird submission fee during the first two weeks of the application window, with the offer ending on 27 September. Hereafter, the fee will be £27. The final deadline is set for 17 October.


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