The Doug Pensinger Photography Fund (DPPF) announces the recipients of its inaugural series of grants and mentorships. Founded in memory of photographer Doug Pensinger and established in 2019, the DPPF is unique in its nonprofit focus on supporting and mentoring emerging sports photographers.
Pensinger was a respected photojournalist whose credits included multiple Olympic Games, World Championships, Tours de France, World Cups, World Series and Super Bowls. He was an important resource to his colleagues, and he often advised and mentored young photographers. The DPPF was created to continue these efforts on his behalf.
The three winners of $5,000 grants and one-year mentorships by members of DPPF’s Advisory Board are (in alphabetical order):
Yong Teck Lim
The seven winners of $1,000 equipment grants are (in alphabetical order):
“It was great to see so many talented young photographers apply for the inaugural Doug Pensinger Photography Fund grants,” remarks Ezra Shaw, Getty Images chief sports photographer and DPPF Board Member. “The high quality of the applicant pool made it difficult for our judges to determine the top three award recipients. It’s gratifying to know that the Fund will be able to help this year’s grantees and many other aspiring photographers in the future.”
Grantees were chosen by an eight-member panel of top working photographers and editors, all of whom served on the Advisory Board of the DPPF. Three members of the panel will serve as mentors to the recipients of the $5,000 grants.