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Open Call: Leica Women Foto Project & Mentor Program

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Leica Camera USA announces the third annual call for entries to its Leica Women Foto Project Award, organised in partnership with the Fotografiska photography museum .

The organisers’ mission is to demonstrate the importance of a woman’s point of view, and cultivate diversity within photography. This year, the initiative has been extended – resulting in an additional call for entries: the Leica Women Foto Project x VII Mentor Program (courtesy of the VII Agency) is designed to offer resources that will enrich the professional development of female photographers.

The three winners of the Leica Women Foto Project Award stand to receive $10,000, as well as a Leica SL2-S camera with Leica Vario Elmarit-SL 24-70mm lens, and a four-week exhibition at Fotografiska New York (commencing in 2022).  

The Leica Women Foto Project x VII Mentor Program provides three additional applicants with a 12-month mentorship, along with VII Agency representation, a Leica Gallery exhibition, and a 12-month loan of a Leica Q2 camera.

The recipients of the Leica Women Foto Project Award will be determined by a panel of notable judges, composed of Karin Rehn-Kaufmann (Director, Leica Galleries Worldwide), Laura Roumanos (Co-Founder, United Photo Industries),  Amanda Hajjar (Founding Director of Exhibitions at Fotografiska New York),  Natalia Jimenez (Picture Editor, The Washington Post), Denise Wolff (Senior Editor at Aperture Foundation),  Maggie Steber (Documentary Photographer & Guggenheim Grant Fellow),  Sandra Stevenson (Associate Director of Photography for CNN), Elizabeth Krist (Former Senior Photo Editor at National Geographic), Lynn Johnson (Photojournalist),  Elizabeth Avedon (Independent Curator),  and Eve Lyons (Photo Editor for The New York Times).  

Participation is open to legal US residents aged 21 and older.

Please note that each applicant can only enter for one of the two programs.

Entries are accepted until October 8 at 11:59 PM (ET).

Further details and application forms at $Leica Women Foto Project$

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