Call for Entries: IPF Photography Grant 2020


Photograph/Siva Sai, In the Same River

The Indian Photo Festival Grant is open to both professional and emerging Indian photographers over 18 years of age. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a proven ability to produce cohesive long-form documentary or photojournalistic essays with strong imagery. The proposed project should be an ongoing one and not have won more than INR 1,00,000 in support from other grants and/or awards in the previous calendar year.

The recipient will receive INR 2,00,000 for the production of the proposed project. The winner will also get to exhibit and present their work at the festival’s 2021 edition. They will have access to workshops and portfolio reviews at the 2021 edition and possible opportunities for exhibition at partner photo festivals across the world.

How to apply:

There is no application fee for the grant. Each photographer may apply with only one proposal.

  1. A project statement (300-500 words).
  2. Bio (150-200 words).
  3. A private or public link to an earlier body of work of 15-30 images with captions.
  4. A private or public link to 15-30 images from the proposed project with captions.
  5. A budget proposal detailing how the grant money will be put to use. (Please note the grant amount cannot be used to purchase new camera equipment or towards the production of a book/exhibition. IPF encourage photographers to budget for some honorarium as well.)

Deadline: 5th January 2021

How to participate: Applicants are required to submit the following details using the online form here.

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