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

CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL SUBMISSIONS

Solmaz Daryani photograph
© Solmaz Daryani – runner up FotoAward 2020
For her photo essay: Afghanistan: Between climate and conflict about empowering girls & women to fight climate change.

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 nj@nicolajeffs.com

07794 694754