Women Photograph invites applications for the 2020 Mentorship Program, which will pair 24 industry leaders (12 photographers and 12 photo editors, curators, and educators) with 24 early-career photojournalists over the course of a year.

Mentors include editors from National Geographic, NPR, The Atlantic, and the San Francisco Chronicle, and award-winning photographers based on every (inhabited) continent.
They are currently seeking applications from women and non-binary photographers with less than five years of professional work experience who might be interested in long-term support.

Women Photograph is an initiative that launched in 2017 to elevate the voices of women* visual journalists. The private database includes more than 700 independent women documentary photographers based in 91 countries and is available privately to any commissioning editor or organization.¬†Women Photograph also operates an annual series of project grants for emerging and established photojournalists, a year-long mentorship program, and a travel fund to help female photographers access workshops, festivals, and other developmental opportunities. Their mission is to shift the gender makeup of the photojournalism community and ensure that our industry’s chief storytellers are as diverse as the communities they hope to represent.

Worth of Award

  • The mentorship program will take place remotely over the course of one year. No travel or financial commitment is required to participate.
  • The photographers who stand to benefit most from this program are already at the beginning of a documentary/photojournalistic practice and looking for targeted guidance and mentoring in the early stages of their career.

Eligibility

They are currently seeking applications from women and non-binary photographers with less than five years of professional work experience who might be interested in long-term support.

How to Apply

  • Apply online via their website, click the link below.
  • Please tell them why you would like to participate in the Women Photograph Mentorship Program. Where are you in your career as a photographer? What do you hope to get out of the experience?

Deadline: applications close October 1, 11:59pm ET

 

Click here for more details and to apply

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