Women Photograph: Grants for Girls and Women

OVERVIEW: Women Photograph supports gender nonconforming, transgender, genderqueer and nonbinary photographers.  

IP TAKE: This new funder currently offers just four total grants each year.

PROFILE: A conglomerate of more than 500 independent female documentary photographers launched Women Photograph in 2017 to “[e]levate the voices of female visual journalists” by shifting “[t]he gender makeup of the photojournalism community and ensure that our industry’s chief storytellers are as diverse as the communities they home to represent.

Women Photograph currently offers three grants. The first is a grant offered in partnership with the Pulitzer center. This $5,000 grant supports new and in-progress documentary projects. The initiative accepts submissions for this program from April 1 to May 20.

In partnership with the camera bag company ONA, Women Photograph offers three $2,500 grants to support new and in-progress documentary projects from emerging visual journalists. The initiative accepts submission for this program from April 1 to May 20.

The organization distributes 50 percent of grant funds at the beginning of the project and the remaining 50 percent upon the project’s completion. Applicants must submit their work in English, there is no fee to apply for a grant, and grantees retain full ownership of their work.  


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