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Women Photography: Calls on creatives to Now Apply for Project Grants for Women & Nonbinary Photographers 2023


Women Photography is excited to announce the 2023 project grants for women & nonbinary photographers. Women Photography calls for project grants specifically for women and nonbinary photographers, the grant will offer up to $5,000 USD to help support photography projects. The grant is open to all types of photography projects, including but not limited to photojournalism, fine art photography, and documentary photography.
Applicants must be women or nonbinary photographers over the age of 18.
The grant will prioritize projects that promote social justice, human rights issues, and underrepresented communities.

Women Photography is a nonprofit organization launched in 2017 to elevate the voices of women* and nonbinary visual journalists. Women Photography aims to elevate and empower women and nonbinary visual storytellers. Women Photography also operates an annual series of project grants, a year-long mentorship program, and an annual skills-building workshop, and collects data on hiring and publishing statistics in the visual media industry.

Their mission is to shift the makeup of the photojournalism community and ensure that our industry’s chief storytellers are as diverse as the communities they hope to represent. We believe that inclusion and equity work must be fully intersectional, and are committed to supporting and highlighting photographers across the spectrum of all identities. They are particularly committed to centering the voices of women and nonbinary photographers of color and pledge that more than half of our funding and opportunities will go to BIPOC photographers.

Women Photograph Application Categories:

1. Women Photography Project Grants

  • With the support from Nikon USA and MPB, the $5,000 grants will support photography projects (either new or in-progress) from visual journalists working in a documentary capacity. Five grants are available, at least one of which will be earmarked for a nonbinary or transgender photographer.
  • The Funding may be used to cover:
    the hard costs of reporting, photographers’ creative fees, and any other expenses that support the production of new work.
  • This grant is not meant to support:
    The production of books, exhibitions, workshops, or other secondary materials.
    Applicants are encouraged to submit a story, rather than singles, as part of the grant application. The images need not be related to the project proposal.
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2. Women Photograph + Leica Grant

  • Women Photograph partnered with Leica USA to award a $10,000 grant to a photographer focused on an ongoing documentary project. The Women Photograph + Leica Grant is open to photographers who can demonstrate a long-term commitment to their story.
  • Applicants should submit portfolios of 20 images indicating that a substantial amount of work has already been completed and that the photographer has a clear vision of what further work is needed to complete the project. Additional consideration will be given to applicants who are engaged with the communities they cover beyond traditional journalistic documentation.
  • Funding should primarily be used to support the production of new work, including the hard costs of reporting, and photographers’ creative fees, but may also partially fund community engagement programming.


  • These grants are open to women, nonbinary, transgender, and intersex documentary photographers of any nationality. Central to Women Photograph’s mission is to be inclusive of and support work from photographers who represent a diverse range of identities, geographies, and experiences.
  • You do not need to be a member of Women Photograph to apply.
  • You may apply to both the Women Photograph Project Grants and the Women Photograph + Leica Grant. Only one submission per open call is permitted.
  • Applications must be submitted in English, but we welcome applications translated using services like Google Translate.
  • There are no restrictions on camera equipment used for either grant.
  • Grantees will retain full ownership of all work completed.
  • Women Photograph, Nikon, Leica, and MPB will ask for the use of promotional images to be used explicitly in conjunction with promoting the photographer, the work, and the grants.
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Funding Benefit:

  • $5,000 grants will support photography projects
  • $10,000 grant to a photographer focused on an ongoing documentary project
  • The grant offers publication and exhibition opportunities for the awardees.
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To Apply
1. To apply for the Women Photograph click on your interest and fill out the form.
Women Photograph Project Grants
Women Photograph + Leica Grant
2. There is no fee to apply.

The application Deadline for Women Photography is 15-May-23

Types of opportunity: Grant
Deadline: May 15, 2023
Worth: $5,000 $10,000
Open to: Women & Non-binary Photographers
Organizer: Women Photograph
Country: Worldwide

For questions Contact Women Photography 
For more information, visit Women Photography.


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