The PhMuseum 2023 Photography Grant Is Now Open For Submissions – Apply Now!


Apply now for €10,000 in cash prizes, exhibtions opportunities at international photography festival, a residency program and much more.

From Resident Aliens © Guanyu Xu, 2022 New Generation Prize Honorable Mention

The 11th edition of the PhMuseum Photography Grant is now open for submissions. From today participants can present their projects to the open call that offers €10,000 in cash prizes meant to support photographers and recognise the importance of visual storytelling. Beyond the monetary prizes the call offers several opportunities to exhibit, produce work, get feedback and exposure

Moreover, three applicants will be granted a the opportunity to exhibit their work thanks to our collaboration with leading photography institutions. For the fifth consecutive year, the team of PhEST (Monopoli, Italy) will select a project among all the submissions to be showcased at the 2023 edition of the festival. The same goes for Getxophoto (Getxo, Spain), whose new Artistic Director Jon Uriarte will select for the third year in a row a project that will join the main program of the 2023 edition of the Basque festival.

From Miserere © Irina Shkoda, 2022 Finalist

The open call further offers the opportunity to work with Landskrona Foto (Sweden) is also. Their Director, Jenny Nordquist, will independently select a profile among all the applicants that will be the recipient of a residency bursary. The program will take place for 6 weeks during the autumn of 2023 in Landskrona, Sweden. The artist in residency receives a grant of approximately €1,500, plus travel expenses, an apartment in Landskrona, and an office space, committing to producing a unique body of work within the residency period having his/her new surrounding area as the main focus.

The work and that of the finalists (up to 40 projects) will be screened at Verzasca Foto (Switzerland), Jakarta International Photography Festival (Indonesia) and PhMuseum Days (Italy). Finally, six applicants selected by the PhMuseum team will be able to get their work reviewed by a mentor from PhMuseum Education. Prize recipients, honourable mention awardees, and several selected submissions will be promoted on the PhMuseum channels throughout the year.

From Limbo © Luciana Demichelis, 2022 Finalist

To enter, you are invited to present one or multiple cohesive series featuring between 5 and 20 images. The theme is open and all photographic approaches are welcomed. All entries will be reviewed by an independent jury comprised of Jason Fulford (Photographer and co-founder of J&L Books), Federica Chiocchetti (Director of the Musée des Beaux-Arts Le Locle – MBAL), Vasantha Yogananthan (Photographer and co-founder of Chose Commune), and Max Siedentopf (Multi-disciplinary conceptual artist). The review will happen in March with the shortlist to be announced in early April.

Over the years, the PhMuseum Photography Grant has grown into a leading photography prize, awarding photographers like Max Pinckers, Poulomi Basu, Jacob Aue Sobol, Diana Markosian, and Tomas van Houtryve, among many others. We look forward to continuing this tradition even in this anniversary edition of the call. The deadline is set for 17 February, while there is a reduced entry fee option until 26 January.


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