Opening: January 14, 2020
Deadline: February 20, 2020
Entry fee: £30
Prizes: £1,000, £2,000, £3,000, £6,000, publications and exhibitions
The PHmuseum Photography Grant is an annual initiative that recognises the importance of photography and visual storytelling.
Over the years it has grown into a leading photography prize, with previous editions having awarded work by photographers like Jacob Aue Sobol, Diana Markosian, Max Pinckers, Poulomi Basu, and Tomas van Houtryve, among many others.
Now in its eight edition, the initiative is designed to support the production and promotion of visual projects through cash prizes, educational activities and exposure across international festivals, and online media.
To participate, you are invited to submit one or more projects centered around a specific theme, narrative or concept. All approaches are welcomed, from classic narratives to innovative and experimental projects.
- 1st Prize – £6,000
- 2nd Prize – £3,000
- 3rd Prize – £1,000
plus a projection at Lagos Photo Festival 2020, and promotion on the PHmuseum channels.
- New Generation Prize – £2,000
plus a consultancy from the PHmuseum Education program, a projection at Lagos Photo Festival 2020, and promotion on the PHmuseum channels.
- A Solo Exhibition at PHest
Selected by PHest’s team will select a work from all the submissions to be granted a solo show during the fifth edition of the festival to be held in Monopoli, Italy in September 2020.
- 3 Publications on World Press Photo’s Witness
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.
- 3 Free Online Portfolio Reviews from PHmuseum Education
Our team will select 3 photographers from all the applicants, who will be granted a 60-minute online portfolio review with a mentor of their choice from the PHmuseum Education Program.
- Up to 9 Honorable Mentions and 35 Shortlisted Projects
The judges will select up to 35 shortlisted projects that will compete for all main prizes and honourable mentions. All shortlisted works will be projected at Lagos Photo Festival 2020, and promoted on the PHmuseum channels.