The Leica Women Foto Project, a platform created by Leica Camera USA, encourages diversity and inclusion in visual storytelling, bringing to light the breadth of shapes formed by a single story. The mission of the Leica Women Foto Project is to encourage photographers to demonstrate the importance and impact of a woman’s point of view. The award serves as a catalyst to reframe how we see, how we think, and how we express our visual narrative.
The Leica Women Foto Project Award will grant three photographers $10,000 each to help complete an in-progress, personal photo project that bears witness to humanity, expressed through the female point of view. In addition to the financial award, each winner will receive a Leica SL2-S camera and a Leica Vario Elmarit-SL 24-70mm lens, to further support the completion of the personal project. Awardees will be featured in a 4-week exhibition at Fotografiska New York, to commence in 2022. Applications for the Leica Women Foto Project Award will be reviewed by a panel of renowned figures in the world of photography.