Ongoing – contact us if you are a photographer, we often have opportunities in the UK and abroad from charities and good causes who need a photographer.
We have supported, among many the Alzheimers Society, Bank of England charities, Lord and Lady Taverners, Sporting Memories, Alzheimers Research UK, Rotary International, WorkAid, Born to be Beautiful (Mumbai, Uganda and UK), PENHA (Horn of Africa), Kitenge Africa (Uganda), Ana by Karma (Bhutan), Shyalpa Monastery Wengcheng Gonzhu International Foundation (Nepal) many local schools and sports groups including including Tring Tornadoes, Chiltern’s MS Centre, St Francis Hospice.
Recycle Old Cameras – we also collect old cameras, film and digital and old memory cards, do contact us if you can collect in your local area or through your own groups. We are happy to come and speak at any club or group to explain what we do with them. Just one camera can give a battered soul new wings.
Speaking Opportunities – if you are a photographer who has used your camera to shift perspective or make a difference, and have a story to tell, do get in contact with us.
Various media Grants, Fellowships and Workshops
Tim Hetherington Trust / World Press Photo Foundation Fellowship
The World Press Photo Foundation and the Tim Hetherington Trust are launching a new fellowship, starting in 2016. The renewed cooperation, instead of providing funds for an individual project, will offer new ways of supporting photographers so we can expand Tim Hetherington’s legacy in new and creative directions. The selected fellow will receive an award of €5000. For more information click here
A good resource for Grants:
While we know many of these associations, NGOs, charities, professional bodies, please do your own research to make sure the opportunity is right, safe and suitable for you; we’re not responsible for any external website content nor do we advocate the politics of one group over and above the other. There are some tips on our site for photographers wanting to support good causes with photography. Supporting charities with photography is incredibly life-changing for you as a photographer as well as the communities and those you support. Good luck, and try to make a difference where you can.
ARCHIVE from 2016, so make a note in your diary for future years as the deadlines will likely be similar
TO APPLY FOR ONE OF THE COMMISSIONS PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS DOCUMENT AND THE APPLICATION FORM AND SEND YOUR COMPLETED SUBMISSION WITH ACCOMPANYING DOCUMENTS TO INFO@FOTODOCUMENT.ORG BY 5PM ON 29 APRIL 2016.
Magnum Photography Awards 2016
For the first time ever, Magnum Photos wants to open their doors to photographers of all levels, from all over the world. For decades, Magnum has paved the way for contemporary photographers to interact with the world. Collectively, both Magnum and LensCulture believe every photographer who participates deserves an opportunity for global recognition AND expert feedback. Enter Here. Closing date 25 May 2016 midnight
World Report Award – Documenting Humanity – deadline May 31st 2016.
Travel Writing Scholarship
World Nomads are offering a 10 days Road trip across Australia to 3 talented aspiring travel writers, and be mentored by a Lonely Planet Writer. Enter here. Closing date 27 June 2016.
The Firecracker Photographic Grant is an annual award providing funding for a female photographer to aid with the completion of a documentary photographic project.
Through a combination of self-initiated fundraising and with the generous support of Genesis Imaging, the Grant fund is a minimum financial contribution of £1,000 plus £1,000 credit of professional printing, mounting and framing services from Genesis Imaging.
The Frontline Club Awards seek to recognise new emerging talents and established names who have shown integrity, courage and independent spirit in their work. Award ceremony October each year.
Planet Local Photo Contest – 30TH SEPT 2016
From community celebrations to practical solutions, show us what your local economy looks like by sharing your best photos of localization in action! CLICK HERE TO ENTER
Born to be Beautiful, is asking for photographers and videographers to accompany them to document their work in Sierra Leone later this year. It’s self-funding opportunity. To find out more contact the Founder Sarah Glover at
Submissions open for Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award, a new bursary for emerging photographers
The Rebecca Vassie Trust today announces the inaugural Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award, in memory of the late photographer, who died while photographing in a refugee camp in Uganda. Judges for the award include Karen McQuaid, curator at the Photographers’ Gallery, Matthew Tucker, UK Picture Editor at BuzzFeed, and Bette Lynch, Director of Photography, news, Europe, Middle East and Africa at Getty Images
The award is a bursary of £1,200, plus printing, exhibition and mentorship, for an emerging photographer in the UK to complete a narrative photography project.
Applicants for the award, who must be either from or based in the UK, are asked to submit a proposal setting out a compelling vision for a photography project with a strong social or political context. The deadline for submissions is Friday, 7 October 2016 at 1700 BST.
International Photography Award – BJP
http://www.bjpipa.com Sunday 20th November 2016
PhotoAid trip to Ecuador in the planning – 2 weeks.
1st week environmental and cultural, second week we help build and document houses for families displaced by the Earthquake.
register interest online – mention Ecuador in the comment section.
World Press Photo – October launch every year closes January