About

The Rebecca Vassie Trust supports early-to-mid-career photographers in the UK. Through our bursary awards, we fund new work documenting lesser-known peoples and communities: human stories we seldom see.

Submissions for our third annual award, a bursary worth more than £3000, are now open. The deadline for applying is Friday, 19 October 2018.

The Trust was set up following the tragic death of the British photographer and photojournalist Rebecca Vassie, aged 30, while on assignment in Uganda in 2015. 

Our first two awards were won by  James Arthur Allen, who spent time in Israel documenting the little-known ethnic Circassian population, and Kirsty Mackay, who is currently undertaking her project exploring the ‘Glasgow Effect’ – the disparity in health and life expectancy between Glasgow and the rest of Britain.

See articles about the Trust in The British Journal of Photography, The Times and BBC News.

The work of the Trust is funded through donations, sponsored activity and print sales.

Read more about our Trustees.