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TPF Photography Grant

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The Annual TPF Photography Grant

NOW OPEN - 2022 TPF Grant open for submission

TPF Photography Grant - Open for Submissions

Social Documentary Photography Grant

Founded in 2021, the TPF Photography Grant is delivered in partnership with The Photography Foundation (TPF) and LIMI London charity providing £2,500 towards the production of a social documentary photo essay.

The TPF Photography Grant is for a maximum 12 month period and can be used towards any combination of travel, equipment or living expenses while completing the project.

The TPF Photography Grant winners have their final project printed and exhibited (in partnership with Rapid Eye and the Photo Book Cafe), have their work showcased on the grant partners websites & social media channels and we will be working with strategic partners to publish the completed photographic essay. Additionally, the grant winners are allocated a TPF TALKS evening to give a presentation about their completed project.

We welcome applications tackling a range of social issues and your application should detail clearly the social issue that is being documented and how your project intersects with it. The TPF Photography Grant is a UK based grant and as such must have a UK focus. The grant is open to any photographer (professional or amateur) from any age range and background.

Applications for the 2022 TPF Photography Grant are now open, and we will be accepting submission until 12noon Friday 16th December 2022.

For more information about the grant and how to enter, please enter your email address below:

Previous TPF Photography Grant Winners

Our 2021 Grant Winner

Ellie Ramsden

Ellie Ramsden is a photographic artist based in London. Much of Ellie's work aims to question stereotypes, stimulate discussion and give new perspectives. In her personal projects, she is interested in exploring aspects of British culture through various communities, especially those which are rarely documented, or who choose to live outside of the conventional constructs of society.

Ellie's Website

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Support the Foundation

Support comes in all shapes and sizes. Whether you’re a professional photographer with a work experience slot to fill, or a creative professional with advice or insights to share with the next generation, we would love to hear from you. Below are a few ideas of how you could support the Foundation, but if you have an idea of your own or would like more information, please do get in touch.

Option 1

Offer your Skills & Time

We want our trainees to become great business people as well as great photographers, so we're always looking for trainers and experts to join our network of educators. If you're a photographer willing to host a workshop, an accountant who can demystify taxes or a social media guru with tips to share then we'd love to get you on board to share those skills with our trainees. They say it takes a village, and we couldn't agree more.

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Option 2

Make a Donation

Whether it's a one-off show of support or a regular monthly donation, every pound will directly fund the Foundation's operations and bring us closer to achieving our goal of breaking down barriers of entry to photography. As the saying goes, every little helps.

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" The team at the Foundation are talented, focused and dedicated to their mission. It's wonderful to find a studio that understands the importance of giving back "

- Aidan Synnott, Director of ASV Photography

Option 3

Provide Sponsorship

Want to support a specific area of our work, sponsor a trainee's journey or create an ongoing partnership with the Foundation? We have various packages that cover all levels of sponsorship, so if you're looking to make a more directed donation or show of support then please get in touch.

Option 4

Become a Corporate Partner

We want to create mutually beneficial and individually tailored partnerships with a range of business. We can provide hands on volunteering experiences for your staff and the opportunity for you teams to share their real world experience to help inspire the next generation of young people to join the Uks creative workforce.

Benefits of working with TPF
- Showcase your industry and products to the next generation of young creatives
- Personal development for your staff
- Enhance your brand with a new audience
- Help to meet your CSR objectives through projects with tangible and measurable results

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