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Deadline: September 23, 2020
Magnum Foundation Fund: US Dispatches
This fall, the Magnum Foundation is supporting short-term visual projects responding to stories and issues related to the 2020 US elections. We are seeking to expand perspectives on this critical moment in US history through the lenses of independent, diverse, community-based, and innovative visual storytellers. Our intention in supporting short-term projects is to see them published and/or distributed in order to add to public understanding of our contemporary moment. Up to ten projects will
Deadline: September 26, 2020
Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award Arles 2020
Since 2015, the Rencontres d’Arles offers an award supporting the publication of a dummy book. This prize, with a production budget of €25,000, is open to any new photographer or artist using photography, submitting a previously unpublished dummy book. The 2020 winner's dummy book will be exhibited this autumn during Paris Photo at the headquarters of Kering, a main partner of the Rencontres d'Arles, in the chapel of the former Laennec hospital, 40 rue de Sèvres in Paris, from November 11 to 1
Deadline: October 05, 2020
The Alexia Professional Grant
The Alexia 2020 Competition will begin accepting applications on Sept. 14, 2020. The deadline for the 2020 competition is Oct. 5, 2020. The Alexia offers a professional Alexia Grant to enable professional photographers and visual journalists to produce substantial bodies of work that share The Alexia's goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding. Work that helps bring about change is more valued. The Professional Grant recipient will receive $20,000 for the production of the p
Deadline: October 08, 2020
Leica Women Foto Project
Leica Camera USA is pleased to announce the second annual Leica Women Foto Project Award, a juried program where three photographers will receive an award to support a personal project relevant to today's social and political climate, as told through the female perspective. The mission of the Leica Women Foto Project is to encourage and empower photographers to demonstrate the importance and impact of a female's point of view. The award serves as a catalyst to re-frame how we see, how we think,
Deadline: October 21, 2020
National Geographic: Equity and the Natural World Grant
Ensuring our planet is healthy is one of the most critical challenges we face today. If left unchecked, our growing footprint on the Earth will leave it uninhabitable for human life. This is why environmental reporting has become more important than ever before. But some communities are clearly underrepresented in this reporting-and in the environmental movement at large-because of systemic injustice and inequality. We are determined to build on critical work those in the environmental moveme
Deadline: October 21, 2020
National Geographic: AI for Earth Innovation Grant
To address the many pressing scientific questions and challenges facing our planet, we must increase global understanding of how human activity is affecting natural systems and create a community of change, driven by data and cutting-edge technology. Modern technologies, such as satellite imaging, bioacoustic monitoring, environmental DNA, and genomics, can capture data at a global scale, but also produce massive, complex data sets. Artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing can capitalize
Deadline: October 21, 2020
National Geographic: Stories of Tropical Rainforests
Tropical rainforests cover about two percent of Earth's total surface area, but they provide habitat for half of terrestrial plants and animals on earth. Millions of indigenous peoples who call these rainforests home — as they have for millennia — have proven to be the best guardians of these forests, but other human influences have never been a more imminent threat. Today is a time of great challenge and great opportunity in the rainforests of the Amazon River basin, the Congo River basin, and
Deadline: November 30, 2020
The Prix Roger Pic 2020
LaScam rewards each year, in memory of Roger Pic,great French photographer director and dedicated defender of copyright, the author of a portfolio documenting reality and questioning our humanity with singularity. The jury, inspired by Roger Pic’s humanistic and generous approach, behind this Award, will consider the sensibility and originality of the authors. With The Prix Roger Pic, LaScam wishes to encourage photographers whose talent has not yet received appropriate recognition. The prize a
Deadline: November 30, 2020
The Aftermath Project - 2021 Conflict Photography Grant
It's always a pleasure to announce the opening of a new grant cycle for The Aftermath Project. This year it's a special privilege as we open for applications for our new granting focus, which begins with our 2021 grant: '1492/1619 American Aftermaths' As always, we will name one winner of our $25,000 grant, and four finalists. The 1492/1619 grant is open to wide interpretation of America's original sins – the 1492 "discovery" of this land by Christopher Columbus and the assault on i
Deadline: December 01, 2020
The Stanley Greene Legacy Prize & Fellowship
Stanley Greene went where he wasn't supposed to go. As a Black American man, he defied these expectations and photographed places, people, and stories he was not expected to; the early days of the West Coast punk scene, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the rebel takeover of Russia's parliament, the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Ukraine, and the conflict that defined his career, the decade-long war in Chechnya. It was a path he never would have taken, because he never could have ima
Deadline: January 14, 2021
2021 Sony World Photography Awards
The Professional competition rewards and showcases the world’s most outstanding bodies of work. Judges are looking for series that are technically brilliant, exciting and offer a fresh perspective on what contemporary photography can do. They want to uncover work that would otherwise be unseen, and share it with a worldwide audience. The Awards can open doors to publishing deals, gallery representation and worldwide exhibitions. The Professional competition offers established photographers
Deadline: January 15, 2021
Prix HSBC pour la Photographie 2021
The rules are in French only. To participate, click on Register, complete the application form and then send us your portfolio by post to the address provided.Your application should contain the following documents :10-15 free, unframed, unmounted photos (paper, silver or digital prints) in A4 format maximum (Also indicating your usual print format)A short textual presentation of the work put forwardA biographyA pre-paid envelope to return your applicationA self-portraitA Curriculum Vitae1 CD in

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