01 September 2020

PHmuseum 2020 Women Photographers Grant Now Open For Submissions

01 September 2020 - Written by PhMuseum

The 4th edition of our annual open call is now open for submissions offering $12,000, a solo show at PHmuseum Lab, three features on Vogue Italia, and educational opportunities.

© Annick Donkers - 2019 awaredee, PHmuseum Women Photographers Grant

The PHmuseum 2020 Women Photographers Grant is open for submissions at Now in its 4th edition, The PHmuseum Women Photographers Grant aims to continue its original mission of supporting the growth of the new generations and promoting stories narrated from a female perspective, while responding to the need to work for gender equality in the industry. This year a new independent jury comprising Adama Delphine Fawundu (Artist and co-founder of MFON), Mariama Attah (Curator at Open Eye Gallery Photography Museum in Liverpool), Magdalena Herrera (Director of Photography Geo France) and River Bullock(Curatorial Fellow, MoMA Department of Photography) will assign the main prizes, including $12,000 in cash prizes.

Vogue Italia photography department, led by Alessia Glaviano, will further select three works among all of the submissions that will be granted an online publication in the magazine. All the shortlisted works (up to 40) will be also projected at the coming edition of the Photo Vogue Festival. PHmuseum’s curators will also handpick eight photographers who will each access a free 60-minute online portfolio review from the innovative PHmuseum Education program, plus an additional three who will be featured on the Swiss online publication YET Magazine. The New Generation Prize, awarded to a photographer under 30 years of age, will include a one-hour online portfolio review with Fiona Rogers, Founder of Firecracker and Director of Photography & Operations at Webber.

© Kitra Cahana - 2019 awaredee, PHmuseum Women Photographers Grant

After Ulla Devender's 2018 exhibition at Croatian festival Organ Vida, the 2019 show of Ayline Olukman at Verzasca Foto Festival in Switzerland and Anna Szkoda 2020 show selected for Fotografia Europea, late canceled due to covid, this fourth edition will see another photographer granted a solo show. This year it will be the time of PHmuseum Lab, our brand new space in Bologna, Itay, which will host a solo show of a photographer selected among all of the submissions by PHmuseum's Director Giuseppe Oliverio and PHmuseum's Curator Rocco Venezia. A great opportunity to get to know our team and exhibit in one of the main Italian city while benefiting of the promotion granted by our media channels.

To apply you are invited to enter one, or multiple, series centred around a specific theme, narrative, or concept. All approaches are welcomed, from classic narratives to experimental projects. The entry fee is $35 per project, yet you can take advantage of the $23 Early Bird fee if you apply before 17 September. If you applied to the 2020 Mobile Photography Prize you will automatically benefit of a further 20% discount per submission. Applying will also grant you a 20% discount on all Education bookings until mid-November. The final deadline is set for 8 October. To learn more and apply to the PHmuseum 2020 Women Photographers Grant, please visit

Our best of luck to all of the applicants and thanks for any support in sharing this opportunity with friends and colleagues...submissions are now open!


The PHmuseum Women Photographers Grant, now in its 4th 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. To learn more and apply please visit

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