We're really pleased to be supporting the Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award this year.
The Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award facilitated by FotoDocument and supported by Olympus, is granted annually to a professional woman photographer towards the initiation or completion of a compelling and cohesive documentary photo essay which addresses an important social, environmental, economic or cultural issue, whether local or global.
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. Women from any stage of their careers are welcome to apply, whether emerging, mid-career or established.
Submissions will be reviewed by an international panel of industry experts including: Dorothy Bohm, Donna de Cesare, Celia Davies, Nina Emett, Anna Fox, Melanie Friend, Marilyn Stafford, Helen Trompeteler. Georgina Pavelin, Head of Marketing UK from Olympus will join the panel and Marilyn Stafford’s daughter, Lina Clerke, will be an Honorary Judge.
There will be one overall winner who will receive The Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award of £2,000 towards their project. Their final photo essay will be exhibited at a central London gallery and will feature in the related exhibition catalogue. Their work will also be profiled on the FotoDocument website and publicised via social media. The winner will receive mentoring support from Marilyn Stafford and FotoDocument during the course of their project. The winner will also receive a Shutter Hub membership.
For more information, and to apply, visit the FotoDocument website. Submissions close on 18 May 2018.
Image: Indira Gandhi, © Marilyn Stafford