Training & Masterclasses

The Guardian run a number of masterclasses throughout the year.

The Barbican have a 12 week young photographers programme for 14-25 year olds.

Studiobook. An intensive development programme designed for early to mid-career artists.

Wysing Arts Centre and partners. Invite applications from artists for Syllabus III; a peer-led alternative learning programme in its third year that will support ten artists across ten months.


Funding & Jobs

Arts Jobs.

Art Quest.

I send you this.

Freelance Platform. A jobs listing and networking site (in development) that puts you in touch with professionals and fellow photographers in various cities worldwide.

Photography As Response. Photographic art as response to environmental concerns, human rights, personal freedoms, religions, governments and the global human condition.



Emergency and Crisis Grants are available from the Rory Peck Trust for photojournalists, funds are primarily for medical and rehabilitation costs, emergency subsistence, legal advice, and relocation costs.

Engine and Grain Bursary. A bursary of £1,000 to an artist living and working in the West Midlands region. Photography should be an integral element of the artist’s practice. The bursary should be used to make a significant impact on the artist’s professional development.


Awards & Contests

Women Photograph. Project grants for female, female-identifying, and nonbinary photographers.

BJP Break through award. For photography students and recent graduates.

BJP International Photography award. British Journal of Photography’s annual International Photography Award is a leading showcase for contemporary photographic talent.

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize.

Rory Peck Awards. The Rory Peck Awards uniquely celebrate the work of freelance cameramen and camerawomen in news and current affairs. There are several categories.

Getty Images Emerging Talent Award.

Renaissance Photography Prize.

Murze Magazine. Dedicated to promoting current and emerging artists, creating a platform to share and discuss current art practice. Two current competitions: Politics Today & Everyday Detritus.

The Hasselblad Masters.

Monochrome Photographer of the Year & Monochrome Discovery of the Year. An annual award for all photographers using black and white photography.

Leica Oskar Barnack Award.

British Photography Awards.

The Humanity Photo Awards (HPA). A biennial photography contest focusing on folklore cultures, including portrait & costume, architecture, living custom, production & commerce, festivities and traditional rites.

PhotogrVphy Grant awards $1000 annually to the applicant with the most inspirational photographic idea.

The Felix Schoeller Photo Award honours work that demonstrates a love of photography, combined with the most demanding quality standards for images.

Duggal’s 2017 Capture the Moment Contest. Invitations to submit for consideration, a photo of one captured moment.

The bi-annual Allard Prize Photography Competition, which recognizes photographic excellence reflecting the ideals of the Allard Prize.

Annual Photoshare Contest. Recognising the best in global health and development photography.

Athens Photo Festival is accepting submissions for the 2017 exhibition programme.



The Independent AIR – A European Art Laboratory and Residency. A themed residency aimed at emerging photographers looking for mentorship and a program with a multidisciplinary edge.

Trans Artists. Primarily European based website listing studio shares & sublets and worldwide residencies.


Equipment hire

Kit mapper. Peer-to-peer lending of photographic and film equipment. You can earn some money lending out your kit, or hire kit cheaply from local photographers.


Professional Practice 

Lens Culture’s fantastic guide for emerging photographers, includes section on how to pitch and apply for awards, marketing, preparing for a portfolio review and establishing your individual practice:

Information on safety, security and professional development is available from the Rory Peck Trust.

Guardian Arts Article on Photojournalism, written by Martin Argles.

The Photographers Gallery resources for photographers working in education settings.