Photograph © Maggie Steber

Photograph © Maggie Steber

Call For Entries is Open to August 29, 2019

I’m thrilled to be on the panel of judges for the first LEICA WOMEN FOTO PROJECT AWARD, dedicated to the female perspective and its impact on visual storytelling. In support of diversity in photography, Leica CameraUSA is seeking 3 photographers to receive $10,000 + 1 year loan of a Leica Q2 to support a personal project expressed through the female perspective.

Applicants will be reviewed on the basis of quality of photography, dedication to the medium of photography, sophistication of project, with narratives that broaden perspectives, ideas and conversations on today’s social and political climate.

Applications will be judged by a renowned panel of industry voices including:

Karin Kaufmann: Art Director and Chief Representative, Leica Galleries International
Maggie Steber: VII Agency Photographer and Guggenheim Fellow
Laura Roumanos: Executive Producer and Co-founder, United Photo Industries
Elizabeth Avedon: Independent Curator, Photo-book and Exhibition Designer 
Deborah Willis: University Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography + Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and Author of Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery

Candidates for the award are requested to submit a series of 10 images from a personal or long-term project, made on any digital or film camera of any make, model or brand, with at least 4 images created between 2018-19. Alongside the images, applicants are required to submit a 500 word proposal describing their personal project and its relevance in today’s social climate, including detail of how the funds will be allocated. 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited and outside US.  Must be legal US resident 21+ at entry, and must not be affiliated with competitor of Sponsor. Entry must adhere to Submission Guidelines. Winner may not partner with competitor of Sponsor for 1 year. 

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