Emerging Photographer Fund 2021

Call for Submissions

The Emerging Photographer Fund is designed to support continuation of a photographer’s personal project, or emerging career. This body of work may be of either journalistic mission or purely personal artistic imperatives. There is no age limit 18 or above. Projects submitted may be ongoing, or finished. We are looking to discover new work, and new talent.

The Emerging Photographer Fund 2021 is now open for submissions!

This year we are proud to offer a Grant for $10,000

Application fee: 22USD

1 to 2 projects per submission 

The deadline for entry is December 1, 2021 (12pm PST)

 For more information, follow the link below.

Enter here

 

Previous EPF Winners

 

The 2008 Emerging Photographer Fund grant was awarded to Sean Gallagher for his essay on the environmental Desertification of China.

The 2009 Emerging Photographer Fund grant was awarded to Alejandro Chaskielberg for his 8×10 format essay on the Parana River Delta ‘The High Tide’.

The 2010 Emerging Photographer Fund grant was awarded to Davide Monteleone for his essay ‘Northern Caucasus’.

The 2011 Emerging Photographer Fund grant was awarded to Irina Werning for her essay ‘Back to the Future’.

In 2012 three Emerging Photographer Fund grants were awarded: one major to Matt Lutton for his essay ‘Only Unity’ and two minors to Giovanni Cocco for his essay ‘Monia’ and to Simona Ghizzoni for her essay ‘Afterdark’.

In 2013 four Emerging Photographer Fund grants were awarded: one major to Diana Markosian for her essay ‘My Father The Stranger’ and three minors to: Iveta Vaivode for her essay ‘Somewhere on Disappearing Path’, Oksana Yushko for her essay ‘Balklava: The Lost History’ and Maciej Pisuk for his essay ‘Under The Skin; Photographs From Brzeska Street’.

In 2014 two Emerging Photographer Fund grants were awarded: one major to Alessandro Penso for his essay ‘Lost Generation’ and one minor to: Birte Kaufmann for her essay ‘The Travelers’.

In 2015 the Emerging Photographer Fund was awarded to Danila Tkachenko for ‘Restricted Areas’, and the Fujifilm Young Talent Award to Sofia Valiente for ‘Miracle Village’.

In 2016 the Emerging Photographer Fund was awarded to Annie Flanagan for ‘Deafening Sound’, and the Fujifilm Young Talent Award to Aleksander Raczynski for ‘Views’

In 2017 the Emerging Photographer Fund was awarded to Antoine Bruy for ‘Outback Mythologies’, and the Fujifilm Young Talent Award to Aleksey Kondratyev for ‘Ice Fishers’

In 2018 the Emerging Photographer Fund was awarded to Shadman Shadid for ‘No Quarter’, and the Fujifilm Young Talent Award to Tabitha Barnard for ‘Cult of Womanhood’

In 2019 the Emerging Photographer Fund was awarded to Azadeh Besharati for ‘Shima & Shiva’, and the Fujifilm Young Talent Award to Paul Guilmoth & Dylan Hausthor for ‘Sleep Creek’

 


Emergency Photography Fund Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Emergency Photography Fund?
Awarded annually since 2008, Burn Magazine considers the EPF its most important curatorial
contribution to the oftentimes chaotic landscape of photography today. The $10,000 grant is
awarded to support ongoing work of a long-term photographic project.

What is the Burn Foundation?
The Burn Foundation is a newly formed, U.S.-based nonprofit which operates as the
philanthropic arm of Burn Magazine. Established in 2020, The Burn Foundation is responsible
for the public fundraising of the EPF, and other new educational and funding opportunities for
photographers that will premiere in 2022. As a 501(c)3 organization, tax exemption is provided
on gifts from U.S. residents.

Who should apply to the EPF?
The EPF is open to any emerging professional or nonprofessional whose continued work on a
long-term photographic project would benefit from the grant.

How do I apply?
Applications are accepted through Picter and you can apply directly here
Applications open Tuesday, October 12 and will close at midnight Eastern Standard Time, Tuesday, November 30.

What is the jury looking for from a successful application?
Projects can be fiction or nonfiction of any subject matter. The only parameters are fine work.


Entries are now open! 

Enter here

 

The Emerging Photographer Fund 2021 is now open for submissions!

1 to 2 projects per submission

Application fee: 22USD

The deadline for entry is December 1, 2021

The Emerging Photographer Fund was initiated in 2008.

EPF 2021 is produced and directed by Alejandra Martinez Moreno.