Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award 2022

Application for Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award 2022 is ongoing!

About Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award

The Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award, facilitated by FotoDocument and supported generously by Nikon UK, is granted annually to a professional womxn photographer towards the completion of a compelling and cohesive documentary photo essay, which addresses an important social, environmental, economic, or cultural issue, whether local or global.

Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award- Benefit

The overall winner is awarded a grant of £2,000. All shortlisted applicants are featured on the FotoDocument website and will be publicized by both FotoDocument and Nikon.

The Award is reserved solely for womxn documentary photographers working on projects that are intended to make the world a better place and which may be unreported/under-reported.

The work should, in part, showcase positive solutions to any issues it raises in order to contribute to constructive photojournalism, in line with the wishes of Marilyn Stafford and the aims of FotoDocument.

Womxn from any stage of their careers are welcome to apply, whether emerging, mid-career, or established.

They must already have started the photo essay for which they are seeking funding and be able to show work in progress.

In addition, they must have already completed at least one other documentary photo essay to demonstrate their track record prior to applying for funding.

Entrants must be over 18, they may be of any nationality and based anywhere in the world.

It is free to submit.

Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award Submission

Submissions are reviewed by an international panel including:

  • Andrea Bruce – Photojournalist, Co-owner NOOR photo agency, Nikon Ambassador
  • Donna De Cesare – Photojournalist, Associate Professor University of Texas
  • Nina Emett – Director of FotoDocument, Curator, Documentary Photographer
  • Neo Ntsoma – Photojournalist, Founder Neo Ntsoma Productions

Marilyn Stafford and her daughter, honorary judge, Lina Clerke will also join the panel.

Application Deadline

Submission entry for this award closes on Friday, 20 May 2022.








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