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Photography Grant Sources

Aaron Siskind Foundation
Individual Photographer’s Fellowship

Alexia Foundation for World Peace
Photography Competition
Established in memory of Alexia Tsairis, an honor photojournalism student at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, and victim of the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.

Alicia Patterson Foundation
The Alicia Patterson Foundation Program was established in 1965 in memory of Alicia Patterson, who was editor and publisher of Newsday for nearly 23 years before her death in 1963. One-year grants are awarded to working photojournalists/journalists to pursue independent projects of significant interest and to write articles based on their investigations for the The APF Reporter, a quarterly magazine published by the Foundation.

Archibald Bush Foundation Artist Fellows Program
The Bush Artist Fellowships provide artists with significant financial support that enables them to further their work and their contribution to their communities. Fellows may decide to take time for solitary work or reflection, engage in collaborative community projects, embark on travel or research, or pursue any other activity that contributes to their lives as artists. Note narrow geographic restrictions. Michigan residents not applicable.

Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Documentary Prize
A $10,000 award given annually by the Center for Documentary Studies. First announced a year after the Center’s founding at Duke University, the prize was created to encourage collaboration between documentary writers and photographers in the tradition of the acclaimed photographer Dorothea Lange and writer and social scientist Paul Taylor.

Duke and Duchess of York Prize In Photography
The Duke and Duchess of York Prize was endowed by the Government of Canada in 1986 on the occasion of Prince Andrew’s marriage. The prize, worth $8,000 is awarded annually to a professional Canadian artist for personal creative work. The winner is chosen from among the recipients of arts grants in the Canada Council’s annual competitions for professional photographers. Administered by the Canada Council of the Arts.

FiftyCrows Fund for Documentary Photography
For thirteen years, the Photo Fund competition has been one of the premier documentary photography programs in the world. Its goal is to enable emerging and mid-career photographers to create in-depth essays that become catalysts for positive action and social change.

Hasselblad Foundation
Stipends and Research Grants in Photography
The main aim of this Foundation is to promote research and academic teaching in the natural sciences and photography. This aim is achieved by means of donations and grants for scientific research, through the awarding of an international prize in photography, and by distributing scholarships and grants for research projects in photography.

Nikon’s Small World Competition
Anyone over the age of 18 interested in photography through the microscope is eligible, with the exception of employees of Nikon Instruments Inc. (“Nikon”), their families, the contest judges, and individuals engaged in the manufacture or sale of microscopes or photographic equipment.

Photo Resource
Although the original Photo Resource site no longer exists, the funding announcements are still available courtesy of the Internet Archive.

University of Arizona
Center for Creative Photography
Ansel Adams Fellowships in Photography
Through a generous endowment provided by the Polaroid Corporation in honor of Ansel Adams, the Center for Creative Photography (CCP), the University of Arizona, offers annual Research Fellowships. The program is intended to provide research time for scholars needing to use the archives, photograph collection, or library of the Center for Creative Photography.

W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund
The W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography is presented annually to a photographer whose past work and proposed project, as judged by a panel of experts, follows the tradition of W. Eugene Smith’s compassionate dedication exhibited during his 45-year career as a photographic essayist.

Worldstudio Foundation Scholarships
Worldstudio Foundation scholarships allow young people from minority and economically disadvantaged backgrounds not only to realize their artistic dreams, but also to give back to their communities. Areas of study include: architecture, cartooning, crafts, environmental graphics, fashion design, film/theater design (costume, set, lighting), film/video, fine arts, furniture design, graphic design, illustration, industrial/product design, interior design, landscape architecture, new media, photography, surface/Textile design, and urban planning.

by [a former member] at 2005-03-28 13:14:49 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) New York , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Thanks for the list, Sheryl.

There’s an interesting grant project in Europe called 3P
Photographers donate prints to be auctioned off on Ebay then the proceeds are awarded as grants to fund documentary projects.

Is there something similar here in North America?

by Frazer | 28 Mar 2005 14:03 (ed. Mar 29 2005) | Vancouver, Canada | | Report spam→
people from US should also look into Fulbright Grants for Educational and Cultural Exchange – they give plenty of scholarships and stuff like that to photographers. I know several shooters who are pursuing long term documentary projects thanks to fulbright funding and they all spoke in very good words about their deals.

by [former member] | 28 Mar 2005 18:03 | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→

I heard about 3P http://3p.iotanet.net/3,,,en_US.html and I don’t think there’s something like that here but it’s something we should try and start.


by [former member] | 28 Mar 2005 20:03 | New York, United States | | Report spam→

You Rock. Thanks for the list. Here are another few the worth adding to the database.




Apparently only about 100 people entered the first Getty one. That gives you a 1 in 50 chance. Some nice odds for a shot at 20G, worldwide exposure, and a chance to develop a working relationship with these folks.

by Jethro Soudant | 29 Mar 2005 07:03 (ed. Mar 29 2005) | Buffalo, NY, United States | | Report spam→

Any more grants people would wish to add?

by [former member] | 04 Dec 2008 11:12 | Bangkok, Thailand | | Report spam→
WOW, Sheryl, thanx for the list!
And Frazer, 3P looks great :-))))
This is why LS rocks!


by Rosa Verhoeve | 04 Dec 2008 12:12 | Amsterdam, Netherlands | | Report spam→

Thanks so much for this list.


Here are a couple of links for Canadian Grants:


by Marc Davidson | 04 Dec 2008 13:12 | Toronto, Canada | | Report spam→
also see in Resources under Fellowships


and more..

by [former member] | 04 Dec 2008 14:12 | New York, United States | | Report spam→
Thanks for this thread – I’ll try to watch for some 2009 announcements.

by Charles Silver | 09 Jan 2009 16:01 | New Orleans, United States | | Report spam→
Thanks a lot for the list, Sheryl!

by Luke Jaworski | 09 Jan 2009 20:01 | Cieszyn, Poland | | Report spam→
I’ve been gathering a list of awards, grants, and competitions, all-in-one, here: http://photojournalismlinks.com/awardsgrantsandcompetitions/

by Mikko Takkunen | 10 Jan 2009 18:01 | Swansea, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
you go Sheryl. Thanks 4 the info.

by Jerry Adiguna | 16 Jan 2009 09:01 | Cibubur, Indonesia | | Report spam→
Thanks for the list Sheryl. The link for Alexia appears to be dead (at least when I click it). I think it’s http://www.alexiafoundation.org/

by Derek Henry Flood | 22 Jan 2009 21:01 | Los Angeles, United States | | Report spam→
Thanks a lot for the information!

by Green Lensman Inc. | 23 Jan 2009 03:01 | Shangri La, French Polynesia | | Report spam→
just to add to the pot,


http://www.soros.org/initiatives/photography/news/distribution2009_20081125 (for finished projects looking for innovative ways to distribute)

http://www.theaftermathproject.org/ images in the wake of destruction

by David Lauer | 24 Jan 2009 06:01 | Chihuahua, Mexico | | Report spam→
thank you to everybody :)

by Michele Molinari | 25 Jan 2009 15:01 | Buenos Aires, Argentina | | Report spam→
super sheryl!
i hope to see u soon!!
the meeting with spanish editors it will be real soon!!

by rafael arocha | 25 Jan 2009 17:01 | barcelona, Spain | | Report spam→
Great, was after something like this.

Should be more organisations willing to dish out large lumps of cash for photojournalism projects imo.
Like the government for example. I would just love for Alistair Darling to send me a big fat cheque so i can spend a few years in Africa. :-p

by Jack Laurenson | 13 Jan 2010 01:01 | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
Many thanks Sheryl and all. Some useful tips will be comment if one have to be less than 35 years old and nationality, this are the most common filters. Just to not waste time searching in sites. Good luck

by Hernan Zenteno | 13 Jan 2010 02:01 | Buenos Aires, Argentina | | Report spam→
even if there is a specific post, just to add to the list:

www.winephoto.it – 2010 on impression of domestic conviviality

by diego orlando | 06 Feb 2010 11:02 | venezia, Italy | | Report spam→
I’m looking for travel grant from some German Fund..
It’s all about one week travel to East Germany. Does anybody knows German Foundations for photography Grants?
I have to complete my project about former Soviet military base..

by German Avagyan | 06 Feb 2010 19:02 | Tbilisi, Georgia | | Report spam→
this is good, been looking for it but got a lil bit procrastinate.. thanks!!

by Flanegan V Bainon | 20 Feb 2010 12:02 | Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia | | Report spam→
Wowwwww…..very very much thank you for the wonderful link….

by donal husni | 22 Mar 2010 16:03 | BSD, Indonesia | | Report spam→
any additional web info?

by donal husni | 25 Mar 2010 16:03 | BSD, Indonesia | | Report spam→

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Frazer, Photographer Frazer
[undisclosed location].
Jethro Soudant, Photographer Jethro Soudant
Buffalo, Ny , United States
Rosa Verhoeve, photographer Rosa Verhoeve
Amsterdam , Netherlands ( AMS )
Marc Davidson, dad, photographer Marc Davidson
dad, photographer
(dad, photographer)
Toronto , Canada ( YYZ )
Charles Silver, Photographer Charles Silver
(Have Eyes - Will Travel)
New Orleans , United States
Luke Jaworski, Photojournalist Luke Jaworski
Lalibela , Ethiopia
Mikko Takkunen, Photo editor Mikko Takkunen
Photo editor
New York , United States
Jerry Adiguna, Photo Journalist Jerry Adiguna
Photo Journalist
(Press Photographer)
Jakarta , Indonesia
Derek Henry Flood, Photojournalist/Writer Derek Henry Flood
Erbil , Iraq
Green Lensman Inc., Green Lensman Inc.
Shangri La , French Polynesia
David Lauer, photographer, translator David Lauer
photographer, translator
Chihuahua , Mexico
Michele Molinari, photographer | writer Michele Molinari
photographer | writer
Buenos Aires , Argentina ( EZE )
rafael arocha, photographer rafael arocha
Barcelona , Spain
Jack Laurenson, Photojournalist & Writer Jack Laurenson
Photojournalist & Writer
London , United Kingdom
Hernan Zenteno, Photographer Hernan Zenteno
Buenos Aires , Argentina ( EZE )
diego orlando, photographer diego orlando
Venezia , Italy ( AAA )
German Avagyan, Photo Journalist German Avagyan
Photo Journalist
Ma , United States
Flanegan V Bainon, Photographer Flanegan V Bainon
(Flanegan B)
Kota Kinabalu , Malaysia
donal husni, Photographer donal husni
Serpong , Indonesia


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