PHOTOJOURNALISTS (grant, September 6) by Bear Guerra

Via World Press Photo:

“The SVJI will commission, support, and publish a small number of new visual stories with a solutions focus. This will be done through a call for a diverse group of visual journalists to produce original, high-quality stories. The SVJI will provide a small budget for each chosen visual journalist to produce their story, and will encourage stories that can reach global audiences, especially younger audiences, through multiple channels and platforms. There will also be the opportunity for publication with media partners, including the New York Times “Fixes” column, as well as Witness, World Press Photo’s online magazine.

We are looking to commission, support, and publish a small number of new and original visual stories with a solutions focus. The number of projects to be selected depends on the quality of the proposals. The level of funding for each project depends on the needs and viability of the proposal, but as a guide projects could be supported with a grant of approximately €5,000 each.”

DEADLINE: September 6.

SOCIAL JUSTICE PHOTOGRAPHERS (fellowship, October 15) by Bear Guerra


Via Magnum Foundation:

“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.

Each year, the program supports a diverse, international group of Photography and Social Justice Fellows who are passionate about challenging injustice, pursuing social equality, and advancing human rights through photography. With New York City as a cultural resource, the program provides space for interdisciplinary experimentation, mentored project development, and cross-cultural, critical discourse at the intersection of photography and social justice. During the program, Fellows work on projects with support from Magnum Foundation mentors.

Magnum Foundation covers the cost of travel and room and board for the sessions in New York City. Fellows also receive a modest stipend to support the production of their projects. The program is produced in partnership with the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.”

DEADLINE: October 15.

LADY PHOTOGRAPHERS IN LATIN AMERICA (workshop, September 15) by Bear Guerra

Via Women Photograph:

“This four-day workshop for women and non-binary photographers will involve skills-building sessions, artist talks, portfolio reviews, and hostile environment training.

December 12-15, 2019
Quito, Ecuador
Registration Fee: $80 USD
Travel stipends available.”

DEADLINE: September 15.


WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS (grant, August 29) by Bear Guerra

Via Leica Women Photo Project:

“Leica is looking for three female photographers to kick off its inaugural Leica Women Foto Project, which is aimed at amplifying the voices of female photographers. Selected photographers will be awarded a $10,000 grant to pursue their work and a one year loan of a Leica Q2. Those interested have until August 29 to apply, grant winners will be announced by mid October. It's also free.

Leica says they are looking for stories with viewpoints that are underrepresented in the photo world. The hope is the program will help provide a more dynamic viewpoint of the world around us.

Photographers will need to submit a series of 10 images from a personal or long-term project, and at least four of the images must have been created within the last year. A 500-word proposal describing the work, its relevance in today’s social climate, and a detailed plan of how the grant money would be used is also required. Photographers must be legal U.S. residents in order to qualify.

The entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges that included Karin Kaufmann, Maggie Steber, Elizabeth Avedon, Laura Roumanos, and Deborah Willis.”

DEADLINE: August 29.


Via Museo Franz Mayer:

“Adquiere conocimientos teóricos y prácticos básicos para la adecuada toma de fotografías, así como información sobre los diferentes materiales y posibilidades creativas; conoce el lenguaje de la imagen y desarrolla fotografías con una intención específica.

Obtendrás conocimientos sobre el fotoperiodismo, desarrollo de habilidades del reportero gráfico, así como conceptos creativos y plásticos de este género.

Desarrolla y comprende los valores ético-profesionales requeridos en el ejercicio fotoperiodístico actual.

Imparte: Rocío Ortiz. Todos los sábados en el mes de agosto.”



Via The Marshall Project:

The Marshall Project, a criminal justice reporting non-profit organization, is looking to work with formerly incarcerated photographers on a freelance basis in the United States. Please send an e-mail with the subject heading "Marshall Project Freelance Photographer" to with a link to your portfolio or samples of your work. If you are sending samples as opposed to a portfolio link, please limit the size of each photo to 1300 pixels wide, at 72dpi. Please send between 10-20 samples if not sending a portfolio link. We'd also welcome recommendations of formerly incarcerated photographers.”


Via Carey Institute for Global Good:

“Founded in 2015, the Logan Nonfiction Program directly supports nonfiction writers, documentary filmmakers, photojournalists and multimedia creators so they can tell the stories that matter. Our fellows are dedicated to bravely revealing inequality, illuminating untold truths and investigating the most pressing issues of the day through long-form narrative.

Ultimately, the Logan Nonfiction Program helps to equip citizens with the information they need to lead constructive discourse and create sustainable change in our world.”

DEADLINE: June 15.


WOMEN DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHERS (call for proposals) by Bear Guerra

Via We, Women:

We, Women seeks community engagement and collaborative photo-based projects that redefine how people understand and respond to urgent issues in the United States.

Possible topics include gun control, immigration, criminal justice, the environment, political participation, education, healthcare, housing, jobs and the economy, indigenous rights, religion and substance abuse. 

Selected photographers will receive US$5,000 to US$10,000, mentorship and production support, and promotion and marketing of projects. Their work will be featured in the We, Women exhibition at Photoville Fall 2020 and a traveling exhibition beginning Fall 2020.”

DEADLINE: June 30.



Via City Bureau:

“The City Bureau Civic Reporting Program is a paid, 11-week opportunity for emerging journalists (Reporting Fellows & Photojournalism Fellows) and mid-career reporters (Team Leaders). Fellows will work in teams with Team Leaders to produce a journalism project on a single, big-picture sociopolitical issue facing communities on Chicago’s South and West Sides. The issue will be predetermined by City Bureau editorial staff, but fellows are able to research and pitch their own projects within that big-picture topic. All participants will also spend several hours a week mentoring high school students at our community media partner.

Projects may include written stories, audio, video, illustration, photography, data visualization, text-messaging services, in-person activities, zines, events and much more. All participants are encouraged to think creatively about how to improve the news & information ecosystem around their big-picture issue.

This is a unique opportunity to develop skills in a collaborative, hands-on learning environment while forging connections in Chicago’s journalism world. City Bureau places an emphasis on racial equity and community engagement, and participants can expect to have critical conversations about the media industry through those lenses. Participants set their own personal goals for what skills and experiences they want to gain by the end of the 11 weeks. Most participants leave the program with a better understanding of the industry, improved skills and published clips (text or other types of stories) — in addition to becoming part of our City Bureau alumni network and our wider community.”




Via Allard Prize:

“The bi-annual Allard Prize Photography Competition, which recognizes photographic excellence reflecting the ideals of the Allard Prize, is adjudicated by the Allard Prize Committee and Maxe Fisher, Associate Professor, Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media, Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

Photographers are enouraged to submit entries year-round. Entries should reflect themes of courage and leadership in combating corruption, especially through promoting transparency, accountability, the rule of law, and of human rights and/or anti-corruption generally. We also particularly welcome entries that depict corruption and human rights violations in the developed world.

Each winning photograph will receive CAD $1,000 and be featured on the Allard Prize website, with a brief description and the photographer’s name, for six months. Winning entries will be archived as a past winner on the website afterward.”



PHOTOGRAPHERS (contest) by Bear Guerra

Via StreetFoto San Francisco:

“StreetFoto San Francisco invites you to submit your finest street photographs to any of our five international contests. Submissions will be carefully judged by a team of well-known, accomplished street photographers and finalists will be announced in May 2019. All finalists will be exhibited at StreetFoto San Francisco the week of June 3-9, 2019. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on June 8. Photos may be entered into more than one contest.”

DEADLINE: April 28.



Via Women Photograph:

“Female, female-identifying and non-binary documentary photographers of any nationality can apply for grants.

Women PhotographGetty Images and Nikon are offering documentary grants to emerging visual journalists.

Grants, which vary from US$5,000 to US$10,000, can support either new or in-progress documentary projects.

Applicants are invited to submit a photo story, rather than singles, as part of the application. Multimedia projects are welcome.”