Launch of Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award 2021
MARILYN STAFFORD FOTOREPORTAGE AWARD 2021
FOR WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS
OPENS ON 8TH MARCH IN CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
The Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award of £2,000, facilitated by FotoDocument and generously supported by Nikon UK, is granted annually 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 that has a focus on positive solutions. Submissions for the 2021 award will be open from 8 March International Women’s Day.
Submissions will be reviewed by international panel:
Andrea Bruce – award-winning photojournalist, co-owner NOOR photo agency, Nikon ambassador
Donna De Cesare – award-winning photojournalist, associate professor University of Texas
Nina Emett – award-winning founding director FotoDocument, documentary photographer
Melanie Friend – documentary photographer
Neo Ntsoma – award-winning photojournalist, founder Neo Ntsoma Productions
Marilyn Stafford and her daughter, honorary judge, Lina Clerke.
One overall winner will receive The Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award of £2,000 towards an ongoing project and one runner up will receive £500.
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 or under-reported.
The final work will feature on the FotoDocument and Nikon websites and will be published via social media and shared with international media for publication. Shortlisted applicants will be featured on the FotoDocument and Nikon websites and publicised via social media.
Women from any stage of their careers are welcome to apply, whether emerging, mid-career or established. They must have completed at least one full documentary photo essay to demonstrate track record. Entrants must be over 18, they may be any nationality and based anywhere in the world. It is free to submit an application.
Submissions close at 5pm on Monday 24 May 2021.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: FOR PRESS ENQUIRIES:
fotodocument.org / Nicola Jeffs email@example.com