Photo © Bottoms September. “Kat jumps off the diving board after getting out of her first psychiatric hold, one of many more to come.”

Photo © Rania Matar. Rhea (and the Mirror), Beirut, Lebanon, 2021

Photo © Rosem Morton.
“I always admired wildflowers for their abilities to bloom and thrive. I am a survivor, a wildflower.” - Rosem Morton. Baltimore, United States, 11 Nov 2018 
Leica Camera USA announced the recipients of its 3rd annual Leica Women Foto Project Award. As part of Leica’s initiatives to expand diverse and inclusive representation in the photography industry, The Leica Women Foto Project is an ongoing commitment to elevating marginalized voices while empowering the female perspective. ⠀

This year’s award winners: Rania Matar, Rosem Morton, and September Bottoms were selected by a diverse panel of judges ranging from award-winning photojournalists to renowned contributors to the world of photography. Each winner will be awarded $10,000, a Leica SL2-S camera with Leica Vario-Elmarit 24-70 ASPH lens, and a 4-week photography exhibition at Fotografiska New York. The exhibition will also feature the work of this year’s Leica Oskar Barnack Award winner, Ana María Arévalo.

The panel of judges this year included eleven influential women in photography, art and journalism: ⠀
Karin Rehn-Kaufmann, Director, Leica Galleries Worldwide ⠀
Laura Roumanos, Co-Founder, United Photo Industries ⠀
Amanda Hajjar, Founding Director of Exhibitions at Fotografiska New York ⠀
Natalia Jimenez, Picture Editor, The Washington Post ⠀
Denise Wolff, Senior Editor at Aperture Foundation ⠀
Maggie Steber, Documentary Photographer & Guggenheim Grant Fellow ⠀
Sandra Stevenson, Associate Director of Photography for CNN ⠀
Elizabeth Krist, Former Senior Photo Editor at National Geographic ⠀
Lynn Johnson, Photojournalist ⠀
Elizabeth Avedon, Independent Curator
Eve Lyons, Photo Editor for The New York Times

Artist’s work on view now through April 17, 2022

Fotografiska New York
281 Park Avenue South
NY, New York 10010

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