13 January 2022

PhMuseum 2022 Photography Grant Now Open For Submissions

13 January 2022 - Written by PhMuseum

From today applicants can present their projects to the open call that offers €10,000 in cash prizes meant to support photographers and recognise the importance of visual storytelling. 

from La Lucha Continua @ Daniel Mebarek

The 10th-anniversary edition of the PHmuseum Photography Grant is now open for submissions. From today you can present your projects to our open call that offers €10,000 in cash prizes meant to support photographers and recognise the importance of visual storytelling. Their work and that of other finalists will be further projected at Verzasca Foto (Switzerland), Jakarta International Photography Festival (Indonesia) and PhMuseum Lab (Italy).

Moreover, two applicants will be granted a solo exhibition, which is often a milestone in a photographer's career. For the fourth consecutive year, the team of PhEST (Monopoli, Italy) will select a project among all the submissions to be showcased at the 2022 edition of the festival. The same goes for Getxophoto (Getxo, Spain), whose Artists Director Jon Uriarte will select for the third year in a row a project that will join the main program of the 2022 edition of the Basque festival.

The open call further offers the opportunity to work with Landskrona Foto (Sweden) is also. Their Director, Jenny Nordquist, will independently select a profile among all the applicants that will be the recipient of a residency bursary. The program will take place for 6 weeks during the autumn of 2022 in Landskrona, Sweden. The artist in residency receives a grant of approximately €1,500, plus travel expenses, an apartment in Landskrona, and an office space, committing to producing a unique body of work within the residency period having his/her new surrounding area as the main focus.

from Mapalakata © Robin Bernstein

Another applicant will be invited to Cortona On The Move (Italy) to present their work live during the opening weekend. Finally, six applicants will be able to get their work reviewed by a mentor from PHmuseum Education, while winners, honourable mention awardees, and several selected submissions will be promoted on the PHmuseum channels throughout the year.

To enter, you are invited to present one or multiple cohesive series featuring between 5 and 20 images. The theme is open and all photographic approaches are welcomed. All entries will be reviewed by an independent jury comprised of Alejandro Cartagena (Visual Artist), Joanna Milter (Photography Director, The New Yorker), Shoair Mavlian (Director, Photoworks), Thomas Sauvin (Collector and Artist). The review will happen in March with the shortlist to be announced in early April. This year’s open call is supported by GUP Magazine, the official media partner.

Over the years, the PhMuseum Photography Grant has grown into a leading photography prize, awarding photographers like Max Pinckers, Poulomi Basu, Jacob Aue Sobol, Diana Markosian, and Tomas van Houtryve, among many others. We look forward to continuing this tradition even in this anniversary edition of the call. The deadline is set for 17 February, while there is a reduced entry fee option until 27 January. To learn more and apply please visit

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