Grants offered


Grants for Editorial Photography

We believe that photojournalism is a powerful tool for telling compelling social, political and cultural stories. We also understand that creating and managing world-class photography assignments requires time, freedom, support and considerable resources.

That is why we continue to offer the Grants for Editorial Photography, which in 2015 will provide five total grants of $10,000 each to photojournalists pursuing projects of personal and journalistic significance.

Since its launch in 2004, the Grants for Editorial Photography celebrate and support independent photojournalism, evidenced by the many dynamic and compelling projects completed over the years. You can view the works of previous grant winners here.

The Grants for Editorial Photography will be awarded through our annual application proposal process, with applications being accepted beginning April 1, 2015 and will require a 500 word summary of the project proposal, a short bio, and 20-25 images. Specific uploading instructions will be made available when the application portal is opened on April 1.

Feel free to contact us with questions about our Grants for Editorial Photography and the application process at

Application deadlines

Applications will be accepted between April 1 and May 13, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. GMT.

Grants will be announced in September 2015.

Judges for this year

Cheryl Newman, Photography Director

Jon Jones, Director of Photography,
The Sunday Times Magazine

Matthias Krug, International Director of Photography, Der Spiegel

Romain Lacroix, Director of Photography, Paris Match

Jean Francois LeRoy, Director General, Visa Pour L’Image

Application details

Read the Terms and Conditions here (PDF, 69 KB)

Grants for Editorial Photography FAQ (PDF, 277 KB)

Grant recipients and judges

Each year a panel of celebrated and independent judges awards our grants. The winning photographers then take very personal journeys, each in pursuit of their vision.

See the 2015 Editorial Grant Recipients and Judges