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Leica Society International - 2023 Photography Grant

Leica Society International

• Deadline: September 7th, 2023

• Prize: $7,500 + Leica Q3 Camera

• Theme: Our Fragile Planet

• Entry Fees: Yes

• REGISTRATION: CLOSED, Click HERE For More Opportunities

The 7th Annual Photography Grant by The Leica Society International is a momentous occasion to be celebrated. Mark your calendars, as the application window is set to open on August 1 and gracefully close its doors on September 7. With its inception dating back to 2017, the LSI Grant stands tall as a beacon of support for talented photographers in their pursuit of crafting or finalizing their personal photographic ventures.

Prepare to be impressed, as the chosen recipient of this illustrious grant will be bestowed with a generous sum of $7500. But that's not all. A brand-new Leica Q3 camera, courtesy of Leica Camera US, will accompany the monetary accolade. However, it's essential to note that the recipient will be responsible for any applicable taxes in their local jurisdiction.

The spotlight doesn't dim there. The recipient will have the extraordinary privilege of showcasing their creative brilliance in a much-anticipated exhibition at the prestigious Leica Gallery in the enchanting city of Porto, Portugal. This exceptional exhibit will unfurl its splendor during the LSI Spring Shoot from May 16 to 18, 2024, marking an occasion of artistic grandeur.

This year's grant theme, aptly titled "Our Fragile Planet," beckons photographers to harness the inherent power of their craft to shine a light on pivotal matters. Photography's capacity to illuminate the intricate dance between humanity and nature takes center stage. Aspiring grant recipients are invited to submit personal photography projects that encapsulate and explore the intricate tapestry of challenges our planet grapples with—be they natural or human-made. The canvas is wide and welcoming, seeking narratives that are environmentally conscious, politically engaged, or people-centric in their perspective.

With an eye on fostering quality, the application count stands at a cap of sixty (60) submissions. Each application carries a non-refundable fee of $30 USD. It's imperative that submitted applications align harmoniously with the theme and dutifully adhere to the stipulated requirements. This is a global initiative that finds its place within the realms of legality.

For those eagerly awaiting their chance, be ready on August 1 as the doors swing open to welcome your creative prowess. The application period will march on until September 7 or, alternatively, until the illustrious limit of 60 applications is reached—whichever transpires first. A world of opportunity awaits in this realm of photographic ingenuity.


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