PHmuseum 2019 Photography Grant
The seventh edition of the PHmuseum Photography Grant is now open for submissions, with a great range of prizes on offer and a wonderful group of organisations supporting the initiative.
The Grant has established itself as a leading prize in the industry over the past six years, renowned for celebrating the importance of compelling visual storytelling and supporting the careers both of young and established photographers through monetary prizes and various opportunities across international festivals and online media.
All submissions this year will be reviewed by an international jury comprised of Louise Fedotov-Clements (Artistic Director QUAD & Director FORMAT International Photography Festival), MaryAnne Golon (Director of Photography, Washington Post), Max Pinckers (Photographer), and Thyago Nogueira (Head of the Contemporary Photography Department at Instituto Moreira Salles, editor of ZUM magazine).
Four winners will share cash prizes totalling £15,000, while all of the shortlisted works (up to 35) will be showcased in projections at Cortona On The Move (Cortona, Italy), Just Another Photo Festival (India), and OBSCURA Festival of Photography (Penang, Malaysia).
Photographers are invited to enter one, or multiple, series centered around a specific theme, narrative, or concept, and at least 4 images must have been shot after 1 January 2016. All visual approaches are welcomed, from classic narratives to experimental projects. The entry fee is £30 per submission.
The entry fee is £30.
1st Prize / £8,000
2nd Prize / £3,000
3rd Prize / £2,000
plus projections at Cortona On The Move 2019 (Italy), Just Another Photo Festival 2019 (India), and Obscura Festival (Malaysia), and promotion via PHmuseum.
New Generation Prize / £2,000
plus a consultancy from the PHmuseum Education Program, projections at Cortona On The Move 2019 (Italy), Just Another Photo Festival 2019 (India), and Obscura Festival (Malaysia), promotion via PHmuseum.
A Solo Exhibition
at PhEST /
Awarded by PhEST’s Team
PhEST’s team will select a work from all the submissions to be granted a solo show during the upcoming edition of the festival to be held in Monopoli, Italy in September 2019.
3 Publications on
World Press Photo’s Witness /
Awarded by PHmuseum's Team
PHmuseum Director Giuseppe Oliverio and PHmuseum Curator Rocco Venezia will select 3 works from all the submissions to be published online on World Press Photo’s Witness.
Cortona On The Move /
Assigned by Cortona OTM Team
The Cortona On The Move Team will select a photographer, among all of the applicants, who will be granted a slot at a workshop during the festival next edition, to be held in July 2019 in Cortona, Italy.
4 Free Portfolio Reviews from
PHmuseum Education /
Assigned by PHmuseum's Team
Up to 9 Honorable Mentions
and 35 shortlisted projects
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