The Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award

Providing creative opportunities for women photographers

The Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award facilitated by FotoDocument and supported by Nikon, is granted to a professional woman photographer towards the completion of a compelling and cohesive documentary photo essay, which addresses an important social, environmental, economic or cultural issue, whether local or global.

The work should, in part, showcase positive solutions to any issues it raises in order to contribute to constructive photojournalism, in line with the wishes of Marilyn Stafford and the aims of FotoDocument. The Award is reserved solely for documentary photographers working on projects which are intended to make the world a better place and which may be unreported/under-reported.

Women from any stage of their careers are welcome to apply, whether emerging, mid-career or established. They must already have started the photo essay for which they are seeking funding and be able to show work in progress. In addition, they must have already completed at least one other documentary photo essay to demonstrate track record prior to applying for funding. Entrants must be over 18, they may be any nationality and based anywhere in the world. It is free to submit.

Submissions are reviewed by international panel including: Donna De Cesare – award-winning Photojournalist & Educator, Nina Emett – Documentary Photographer & award-winning Director of FotoDocument, Melanie Friend – Documentary Photographer & Educator, Rebecca Newton – PR & Social Media Manager Nikon, Neo Ntsoma – award-winning Photojournalist, Marilyn Stafford herself and her daughter, honorary judge, Lina Clerke.

 

© Mary Turner – Runner Up FotoAward 2018

© Nicky Quamina-Woo 2020 winner

© Anna Filipova 2019 winner

© Özge Sebzeci 2018 winner

© Rebecca Conway 2017 winner