The Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award, facilitated by FotoDocument and supported generously by Nikon UK, is granted annually to a professional womxn 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. More information can be found here.
Winner of the Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award 2022 – Natalya Saprunova (Russia) For her photo essay “Kildin, a Language for Russian Sámis Survivors“
The overall winner is awarded a grant of £2,500.
All shortlisted applicants are featured on the FotoDocument website and will be publicized by both FotoDocument and Nikon UK.
The Award is reserved solely to women documentary photographers, working on projects that are intended to make the world a better place and which may be unreported / under-reported. They should, in part, showcase positive solutions to any issues raised in order to contribute to constructive photojournalism, in line with the aims of FotoDocument and the wishes of Marilyn Stafford. Women from any stage of their careers are welcome to apply, whether emerging, mid-career or established. They must already have started the photo essay for which they are seeking funding and able to show work in progress. In addition, they must already have completed at least one other 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. The deadline for the FotoAward submissions is 5pm on Friday 19th May 2023.