The annual Canon Female Photojournalist Award is now open to entrants from across the world. The award, which is in its 18th year, is given to “an outstanding female photographer in recognition of her contribution to photojournalism,” and provides an €8,000 grant to fund further storytelling.
Previous winners have covered diverse stories, such as highlighting the lives of segregated and oppressed Pashtun women in Pakistan; Afrikaner adolescents learning to shoot at South African ‘defence camps’; United States military sexual assault survivors; the conflicts of the Caucasus regions of the former Soviet republics; and the reappearance of concubines in China.
Photographers are invited to submit a proposal for a social, economic, political or cultural subject that they wish to photograph in the coming year. The award, in association with photojournalism events company Images Evidence, comes with an €8,000 grant, allowing the winner to cover their chosen project. Their new series will then be exhibited at next year’s prestigious Visa pour l’Image International Festival of Photojournalism in Perpignan, France.
The award is open to professional female photojournalists of all ages and nationalities, who have completed at least one photo-reportage project – published or unpublished. Free to enter, photographers are asked to submit a photo story of 10 to 20 pictures by 17 May 2018, along with a detailed story proposal and a budget.
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