Photographer Dawoud Bey is awarded a 2017 MacArthur Fellowship – The Washington Post

“Receiving the MacArthur Fellowship is a tremendous affirmation and validation of the work I have been doing for the past 40 years. It affirms that the things I have worked to achieve with my work have considerable value to others in the field. My ongoing project has been to make work that engages the human community in a conversation with itself through making works of young people and African Americans and then situating those photographs in museums and galleries where other significant art objects exist.

The Oldest Genius: Photographer Dawoud Bey named MacArthur Fellow – PhotoShelter Blog

Of the 24 extraordinary people who the MacArthur Foundation named as 2017 Fellows (commonly referred to as “Genius Grant” winners), one is a photographer. As the oldest recipient at age 64, Chicago-based photographer and educator Dawoud Bey photographs people and things that he says “might be taken for granted.”

2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest – The Atlantic

National Geographic Magazine has opened its annual photo contest for 2017, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 17. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 (USD), publication in National Geographic Magazine and a feature on National Geographic’s Instagram account. The folks at National Geographic were, once more, kind enough to let me choose among the contest entries so far for display here. The captions below were written by the individual photographers, and lightly edited for style.

Andrea Grützner Wins $11.8K ING Unseen Talent Award

German photographer Andrea Grützner has been awarded the €10,000 ($11,848.50 USD) Jury Prize of the 2017 ING Unseen Talent Award. Robin Lopvet has won the Public Prize, which comes with a commission to create new work for the ING Collection. The three finalists for the awards are Belgium photographer Tom Callemin, UK-based photographer Alexandra Lethbridge and Austrian photographer Stefanie Moshammer.

A new space for creativity – Witness

The program will be a rolling process of nomination and selection to identify six new talents from each of the world’s six continents. We are looking especially for people who are not yet well known outside of their own countries. Each year, the 6×6 program will highlight work from three of six global regions. The individuals who are nominated must be current passport holders of one of the countries in the region for which they are being nominated. New work from those selected will be published every four months so a new global perspective will be completed every two years.

Four Photographers Honored in the 2017 Ian Parry Scholarship Award

Sharafat Ali has won the 2017 Ian Parry Scholarship, the board of the scholarship program announced yesterday. Ali, who is based in Kashmir and covers conflict, politics, faith and daily life in the region, won the Award for Achievement for his work on anti-India protests in the region.

Getty Announces 2017 Editorial Grant Winners | PDNPulse

Getty Images has awarded grants of $10,000 each to five photographers to support personal documentary projects of “universal importance,” the photo agency announced on September 7. The editorial grant winners are:
Alejandro Cegarra for “Living with Hugo Chavez’s Legacy”
Paula Bronstein for “The Cost of War”
Antonio Faccilongo for “Habibi”
Barbara Peacock for “American Bedroom”
Alessandro Penso for “The Deal”

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 – The Atlantic

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, founded in 1965, is an annual international showcase of the best in nature photography. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London. This year, the contest attracted nearly 50,000 entries from 92 countries. The owners and sponsors have once again been kind enough to share the following 13 finalists from this year’s competition. Their website has images from previous years and more information about the current contest and exhibition. Captions are provided by the photographers and WPY organizers and lightly edited for style.

Getty Images Grant Winners Announced for 2017 – The New York Times

PERPIGNAN, France — Photographers working on personal projects focused on underreported social issues, from poverty in Venezuela to sperm smuggling, received $10,000 each on Thursday from the 2017 Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography.

Reuters launches grant program to develop the next generation of photojournalists

This week, at the Visa pour l‘Image international festival of photojournalism in Perpignan, France, Reuters is launching a grant program which seeks to recruit and develop a diverse new generation of photojournalists to tell original human stories from around the world.

Woman Stripped of Prizes After Using Public Domain Photos to Win Contests

A Swiss photographer has been stripped of two awards after it was revealed that she had submitted a Thai photographer’s public domain photos as her own to win the contests and earn $3,100.

Enter The 2017 PhotogrVphy Grant for a Chance at $1000 – Feature Shoot

PhotogrVphy Magazine established the annual $1000 PhotogrVphy Grant to support photographers working across genres around the world. Every year, they welcome an international jury of editors, curators, publishers, agents, gallerists, academics to select winners who fit into five broad but distinct categories. This year’s categories are Architecture, Conceptual, Nature, Photojournalism, and Culture.

FotoEvidence Teams Up With World Press Photo for New Photography Award

FotoEvidence and the World Press Photo Foundation have announced a new documentary photography award for 2018 called the FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo. The winner’s work will be published in a book and promoted by FotoEvidence, and two other selected finalists will be exhibited during the World Press Photo Exhibition in 2018 in Amsterdam.

September 2017 – Fovi8

Upload your best work from August (you keep the copyright). Help us judge the work. You’re guaranteed feedback, and if one of your photos is in the top 50 at the end of August, you’ll be in the first issue, online and in print. The top photo will be the cover.

Sergey Melnitchenko – Leica Oskar Barnack Award Newcomer 2017 – LOBP

Winner of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award Newcomer 2017 is Sergey Melnitchenko for his series „Behind the Scenes“. He receives 10,000 euros and a Leica M camera and lens.

Virtually no photographer has got as close to the dancers at a Chinese club as the Ukrainian Sergey Melnitchenko. He was with them backstage, offering rare insight into life in the cheap entertainment business. His own experience as a dancer served him well. With great sensitivity, the images reveal the reality of a tough profession despite its frolicsome appearance under the spotlight.

Introducing the Adobe Rising Stars of Photography | Photoshop Blog by Adobe

Following a search around the globe, across different photographic styles and subjects, we identified an eclectic mix of up-and-coming photographers. From a 15-year-old wildlife enthusiast, to a Venezuelan photojournalist, we’re proud to present this group of photographers as ones to watch. Scroll through to learn a little more about each of our ten Adobe Rising Stars, and follow along on the Lightroom Instagram to see more of their work over the next several weeks.