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 2014 will provide five total grants of $10,000 each to photojournalists pursuing projects of personal and journalistic significance.

Inspired by our partnership with Lean In, an additional $10,000 grant will be awarded to a photographer whose project is focused on an important but under-told story about women or girls achieving positive results in their communities or personal lives. Entries meeting this criteria will be selected by the judges from amongst the Editorial Grant entries. Please see our FAQ for more information.

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, 2014 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 April 1 through May 15, 2014 at 11:59pm GMT

Grants will be announced in Sept. 2014

Judges for this year

David Furst, International Picture Editor, The New York Times

Teru Kuwayama, Photo Community Manager, Facebook

Sarah Leen, Director of Photography, National Geographic Magazine

Jean-Francois Leroy, Director General, Visa pour l'Image

Amy Yenkin, Director, Documentary Photography Project, Open Society Foundations

Meet the judges

Application details

Read the Terms and Conditions here (PDF, 18 KB)

2014 Grants for Editorial Photography FAQ March 2014 (PDF, 54 KB)

Apply here
Between April 1 and May 15

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 recipients and judges