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Magnum Foundation’s Photography and Social Justice Program expands diversity and creativity in the field of documentary photography through capacity-building and critical explorations of photography and social change.


The 10th edition of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award is focused on issues related to the deforestation in the Amazon. The winning photographer receives an endowment of 50.000 EUR, enabling them to carry out an in-depth reportage on the ground. There is no entrance fee.


Five professional creators with a lifelong commitment to photography or filmmaking. Six months to advance their careers. Are you one of them?


Ansel Adams once said: “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” PDN Faces recognizes the powerful portraits that photographers make, including assignment and personal work, plus celebrity, animal and kids portraiture.


The Meitar Award is an international prize awarded for excellence in the field of photography, an initiative of PHOTO IS:RAEL and the Zvi and Ofra Meitar Family Fund. By submitting your work, you will have the opportunity to showcase it to a world-class jury, and have the chance to win a grant of $14,000 that includes a one-year long cooperation with a curator and a solo exhibition.


The present call invites photographers and graphic designers to propose works in which the shadow is called to play a role that is not only metaphorical on the philosophical or conceptual level, but also as a compositional instrumental element of an image that, in contrast with the light, confers more pathos to a scene and / or a subject.


The annual FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo recognizes a documentary photographer whose project demonstrates courage and commitment in addressing a violation of human rights, a significant injustice or an assault on human dignity. The selected project will be published as part of a series of FotoEvidence books dedicated to long-form projects of documentary photographers working in the humanistic tradition.


Entity truth – in discourse since the dawn of philosophy, has taken a new shape and media presence since terms as truth tellers, post-truth and fake news entered our vocabulary. As algorithms and artificial intelligence infiltrate our world, do they provoke a new understanding of truth in the digital age? Is truth a shapeshifter of our time, a hologram of reality or a liquid mutation rather than solid fact?


The PHmuseum Women Photographers 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.


The Exposure Photography Festival 2019 is now accepting submissions for the annual Emerging Photographers Showcase, juried by Lindsey V. Sharman, Curator, Art Gallery of Alberta. Accepted work will be shown in a feature exhibition hosted by the Exposure Photography Festival during the month of February. 10 artists will be chosen to participate, and the juror will select one artist who will be awarded a solo exhibition during the 2020 Exposure Photography Festival!


Submissions have opened for the the third annual Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award for emerging photographers – with the cash bursary increasing this year from £1,250 to £2,000.


La Fabrica and Photo London are joining forces to launch the Book Dummy Award with the goal of selecting and publishing a major auteur photography project which stands for its quality, uniqueness and international scope.


The award is for documentary photography and is £10,000.
The prize must be used to complete a body of work, regardless of what stage the project is in.


All winning photographers will be exhibited at Aperture Gallery in New York City’s Chelsea district. An opening reception will be held for artists, invited media, photo editors, and industry insiders for a night of art appreciation and networking. In recent years, Aperture Gallery has hosted exhibitions of work by Mary Ellen Mark, Martin Parr, Richard Renaldi, Paul Strand, Mickalene Thomas, Alex Webb, and many others.


This season, HIPA will introduce a new form of dialogue which is commonly shared by various human civilizations and cultures. ‘Hope’ is a dialogue that calls for the strengthening and consolidating of our ideologies and behaviour patterns, it is an infinite fuel for life.


Emerging Talents is a photo festival devoted to young artists. It will be held at MATTATOIO Museum in Rome from December 7th 2018 to January 6th 2019. A selection of unpublished works will be displayed, with meetings, talks and workshops.


Please submit up to 50 images from an ongoing or complete project.
Any medium: black & white or color, analogue or digital, etc.
Any genre: Portraiture/Documentary/Fine Art/Black & White/Photojournalism, etc


Photographers are invited to submit 1 to 3 Photographic works addressing the theme Photographers from all over the world are invited to submit photographic works that tell and document situations and conditions inherent to the current natural world by touching the theme on environmental protection and pollution. Particular consideration will be given to those photos that will be able to valorize the natural environmental heritage.