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$6000 Grant for African Photographers

The Everyday Projects is excited to announce our 2023 grant for photographers around the world to focus on a long-term project in their community!

⏳The deadline to apply is May 8. Follow the link to apply, read FAQ, and see our previous winner

The Everyday Projects will award two grants to photographers to work on a long-term project in their own community.

In addition to receiving $6,000 each, the two grantees will receive mentorship for the duration of their project from photojournalist Kiana Hayeri and National Geographic photo editor Jennifer Samuel.


  • Preference will be given to photographers who have contributed to The Everyday Projects or are members of the African Photojournalism Database. In your application, you will be asked for links of your contributions to an Everyday account on Instagram. (African Photojournalism Database members can instead link to the APJD membership page).

  • We will prioritize supporting projects that align with The Everyday Projects’ approach to storytelling, including:

    • Stories that defy stereotypical imagery, promote human dignity, and correct misrepresentation.

    • Projects that are rooted in documentary photography. If your project is outside of what would be considered traditional photojournalism, please explain your process in your application. This could be projects primarily consisting of portraiture, a collaborative project with the people you photograph, mixed media, etc. We are open to these creative approaches.

    • To read more about our organizational values, visit our About page.

  • We will prioritize photographers who are documenting their own community or region. We are open to flexible interpretations of this idea, including the documentation of people across a diaspora, or of a community that might not adhere to geographical boundaries. Photographers can be based anywhere in the world.

  • You can apply to continue a project or start a new one. Your proposal must include a portfolio of 15 to 30 images. If you are proposing to continue a project, your portfolio can include images from that project, as well as other work. If you are proposing to start a new project, your portfolio should show any other relevant work.

  • Your project must be completed within one year of receiving a grant.

  • This grant will provide support and mentorship to photographers who are working on one of their first long-term projects and have had limited exposure to national and international assignments and publications. Applicants should demonstrate an openness to taking feedback and learning. Grantees will be guided through their projects by their mentors and the Everyday team as if it is a long-term assignment.


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