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Winners of 2018 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Announced | PDNPulse

The three winners of the 2018 Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards were announced on Friday in Paris. Laia Abril won Photobook of the Year for On Abortion, her visual chronicle of how access to abortion has affected women’s lives both historically and in contemporary society. Ursula Schulz-Dornburg’s The Land in Between won Photography Catalogue of the Year, and Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa won the $10,000 First PhotoBook award for his book One Wall a Web. A Juror’s Special Mention was awarded to Pixy Liao for her book Experimental Relationship Vol. 1

The 2018 National Geographic Photo Contest – The Atlantic

National Geographic magazine’s annual photo contest is still open for entries for just a couple more days, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 15. The grand-prize winner this year will receive $5,000—all winners will be announced in December. The folks at National Geographic were once again kind enough to let me choose among the contest entries so far and share them here with you. Captions are written by the individual photographers and lightly edited for content.

Scuba Diving Magazine’s 2018 Underwater Photo Contest Winners | Scuba Diving

he underwater photo contest continues to be one of our favorite issues to produce here at Scuba Diving magazine. With this year’s reader photo contest, you’ve done it again — completely blown us away. For the 14th year, we’ve asked underwater photographers of all skill levels to submit their best work to the Through Your Lens photography competition, and we marvel at how many beautiful images you all have shared. Pick a photo —any photo — and it could have been a contender; imagine how we felt trying to narrow them down from more than 2,100 entries to the dozen or so winners you see here.

Getty Images Announces Winners of $15K Reportage Grants | PDNPulse

The inaugural Getty Images Reportage Grants of $15,000 were awarded to Rose Marie Cromwell, Giulio Di Sturco and Léonard Pongo, Getty Images announced today. The grants are given to photographers to help them pursue a long-term documentary project “of both personal and journalistic significance,” Getty Images said in their announcement.

Finalists in the 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Each year to promote wildlife conservation, the folks behind The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards select the funniest photos of animals doing goofy things from hundreds of entries from around the world. The Guardian has a selection of photos from 2018’s finalists.

Max Pinckers and Mary Gelman awarded top honors at the 2018 Leica Oskar Barnack Awards | Leica Rumors

September 6, 2018 — The winners of this year’s established and internationally acclaimed Leica Oskar Barnack Award (LOBA) photographic competition have been chosen. In the main category, “Leica Oskar Barnack Award”, Belgian photographer Max Pinckers won over the five judges of the competition with his series titled “Red Ink”. In the “Leica Oskar Barnack Award Newcomer” category for up-and-coming photographers aged up to 25, Mary Gelman of Russia won with her series titled “Svetlana”.

Fund Your Work: Upcoming Photojournalism Grant and Fellowship Deadlines | PDNPulse

The application deadlines for two great funding and educational opportunities are quickly approaching. Magnum Foundation’s Photography and Social Justice Program supports early-career photographers “who are passionate about challenging injustice, pursuing social equality, and advancing human rights through photography,” the Foundation says in its description of the program. “This program especially aims to support people of color, women, gender non-conforming individuals, LGBTQ individuals, individuals who are part of racial, ethnic, or religious minority groups, and others whose authorship is unevenly represented within the field of documentary photography.”

This New Award Is Exactly What The Photo Industry Needs – Feature Shoot

The history of photography has been written primarily by white, cis-gendered, heterosexual men. “Culture is driven by creatives of color, but so often mainstream media removes the cultural significance, voice, and tone and seemingly co-opts our brain power,” the Atlanta-based photographer Lynsey Weatherspoon writes. “Lifting up and centering stories of color is critical, as is making space for women and creatives of color to tell their own stories.” Weatherspoon is one of 30 photographers selected to be part of The Lit List, a new award devoted to doing exactly that.

Announcing the Winners of The Print Swap Exhibition at Photoville! – Feature Shoot

The Print Swap is coming to Photoville! We received an overwhelming number of submissions from around the world, and Alison Zavos, the Founder of Feature Shoot, and I have selected 30 images to be part of the show. These photographs, taken throughout the US, South America, the UK, Scandinavia, Australia, Nepal, India, Japan, Italy, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, and beyond will travel to Brooklyn Bridge Park from September 13-23. New York City photographer Henry Hargreaves will design and install the exhibition in one of Photoville’s iconic repurposed shipping containers.

10 Shortlisted Photos of Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018

The prestigious Astronomy Photographer of the Year photo contest put on by Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the shortlisted photos for the 2018 competition. It’s a set of space and astronomy photos that will dazzle your eyes.

Thousands entered the iPhone Photography Awards contest. These are the winners. – The Washington Post

The iPhone Photography Awards were created 11 years ago when the popularity of taking photos with an iPhone started to increase. Every year, the competition receives thousands of submissions. Photographers can enter images in 20 categories, including news and events, landscape, still life and travel. In addition to the winners chosen from those categories, the judges also award two “photographer of the year” prizes: grand prize and first place. The competition is the first and longest-running competition for people taking photos with their iPhones (or iPads).

I Helped Judge the 2018 Audubon Photography Contest. Here’s How We Did It. – PhotoShelter Blog

In late 2017 Sabine Meyer, the Photography Director of the National Audubon Society, approached me to join the jury for their annual photography awards contest following an introduction by wildlife and conservation photographer Melissa Groo. Melissa and I have served on the faculty of the Photography at the Summit Nature Workshop for the past several years, and I have nothing but respect for the advocacy work she does through her photography so I was happy to join her as a judge for the contest.

The Winning Photos of Nat Geo’s Travel Photographer of the Year 2018

National Geographic has announced the winning photos of its popular Travel Photographer of the Year 2018 photo contest. The grand prize was awarded to Japanese photographer Reiko Takahashi, who captured an underwater photo of a humpback whale calf’s tail.

Apply to the Ian Perry Scholarship for Young Photojournalists – Feature Shoot

The Ian Parry Scholarship, described by the renowned photographer Marcus Bleasdale as “the single most important photography award for young photojournalists,” is now open for entries. Founded by Aidan Sullivan, former Picture Editor of The Sunday Times, the award remembers Ian Parry, a generous and courageous photojournalist who died in Romania in 1989 at the age of twenty-four. At the time of his passing, Parry was documenting the fall of Communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu. In the last 28 years, the scholarship has served as an enduring reminder of the power of images to herald change.

2018 Leica Oskar Barnack Award: 12 finalists chosen | Leica Rumors

The twelve finalists of this year’s Leica Oskar Barnack Award (LOBA) have been chosen. The complete portfolios from the categories ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award’ and ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award Newcomer’ can now be viewed at

8 Photographers Win Magnum Foundation Fund Grant | PDNPulse

The eight winning projects are: “Eclipse by Sagar Chhetri; Orinoco Women’s Journal” by Juanita Escobar; “Santa Barbara” by Diana Markosian; “The Philly Bop” by Tiona Nekkia McClodden; “Feminist Memory Project” by the Nepal Picture Library; “Exodus” by Sarker Protick; “Nyaope” by Lindokhule Sobekwa; and “On Andean Ground: The Yawar Fiesta” by Martin Weber.

2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest – The Atlantic

The National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest is underway, with entries being accepted for just one more day—the competition closes at noon, EDT, on May 31. The grand-prize winner will be awarded $10,000 (USD). National Geographic was once again kind enough to allow me to share some of this year’s entries with you here, gathered from three categories: Nature, Cities, and People. The photos and captions were written by the photographers, and lightly edited for style.

CENTER’s Producer’s Choice Award 1st Place Winner: Tomas van Houtryve | LENSCRATCH

Congratulations to Tomas van Houtryve for his First Place win for the CENTER’s 2018 Producer’s Choice Award for his projects, Divided, Lines and Lineage, and Implied Lines. The Choice Awards recognize outstanding photographers working in all processes and subject matter. Images can be singular or part of a series.

Leica Camera will honor Bruce Davidson with the Leica Hall of Fame Award 2018 | Leica Rumors

Leica Camera will honor Bruce Davidson with the Leica Hall of Fame Award 2018 on June 15th. First given in 2011, this award highlights exceptional photographers for their contributions to the world of photography.

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