Recipients of the Leica Women Foto Project Award and VII Mentor Program

  By Evelyn Drake

 

Leica Camera USA just announced the three recipients of the third annual Leica Women Foto Project Award and VII Mentor Program. This year’s LWFP awardees include Rania Matar, Rosem Morton, and September Bottoms.

The Leica Women Foto Project is an ongoing commitment to elevating marginalized voices while empowering the female point of view through photography. To further amplify the female perspective, we are hosting the Leica Women Summit at Fotografiska New York on March 12th and 13th, a 2-day event comprised of a comprehensive multi-platform program serving to inspire conversations on the photo industry and reframe the narrative.

This year’s awardees: Rania Matar, Rosem Morton, and September Bottoms were selected by a diverse panel of judges ranging from award-winning photojournalists to renowned contributors to the world of photography. Each winner will be awarded $10,000, a Leica SL2-S camera with Leica Vario-Elmarit 24-70 ASPH lens, and a 4-week photography exhibition at Fotografiska New York. Beginning March 8th, the exhibition will also feature the work of this year’s Leica Oskar Barnack Award winner, Ana María Arévalo. To further amplify the female perspective, Leica will host the Leica Women Summit at Fotografiska New York on March 12th and the 13th, comprising of complimentary programs serving to inspire conversations on the photo industry.

Visit Leica Camera on Facebook to view all the winning images and for more updates.

The panel of judges this year included eleven influential women in photography, art, and journalism: ⠀
• Karin Rehn-Kaufmann, Director, Leica Galleries Worldwide ⠀
• Laura Roumanos, Co-Founder, United Photo Industries ⠀
• Amanda Hajjar, Founding Director of Exhibitions at Fotografiska New York ⠀
• Natalia Jimenez, Picture Editor, The Washington Post ⠀
• Denise Wolff, Senior Editor at Aperture Foundation ⠀
• Maggie Steber, Documentary Photographer & Guggenheim Grant Fellow ⠀
• Sandra Stevenson, Associate Director of Photography for CNN ⠀
• Elizabeth Krist, Former Senior Photo Editor at National Geographic ⠀
• Lynn Johnson, Photojournalist ⠀
• Elizabeth Avedon, Independent Curator ⠀
• Eve Lyons, Photo Editor for The New York Times

 

Author:

Evelyn Drake has been in the camera business since 2004. She has been involved in every aspect of The Camera Store's operations with a focus on marketing and event-based initiatives. She also hosts our YouTube channel The Camera Store TV.