Leica Camera announces call for entries for Leica Women Foto Project Award

Leica Camera announces the fourth annual call for entries to its Leica Women Foto Project Award in partnership with Photoville and Women Photograph. The brand’s initiative to promote diversity in photography expands to new regions across the globe, is now accepting entries from the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Canada (excluding Québec) in addition to the United States. One winner from each region will be awarded a Leica SL2-S camera, a Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH. Lens, and a cash prize of $10,000 USD. Applicants are requested to submit a photo story made with any camera (owning a Leica is not required) that bears witness to humanity as expressed through the female perspective. Submissions will be selected by a diverse group of jurors renowned in the world of photography.

The call for entries for the 2023 Leica Women Foto Project Award closes on Nov 7 at 11:59 PM EST. Leica Camera will announce the winners of the Leica Women Foto Project Award on March 8, 2023.

“With the Leica Women Foto Project Award expanding to new regions, we underscore our commitment to the narratives shaped by multicultural perspectives while bearing witness to the moments that impact how we see and interact with our world,” says Kiran Karnani, VP of Marketing for Leica Camera USA. Leica Women Foto Project Award recipients will be determined by a panel of judges based on quality of photography, sophistication of project and a dedication to the medium of photography.

The 2023 panel of judges is composed of:

  • Karin Rehn-Kaufmann, Director, Leica Galleries Worldwide
  • Liz Johnson Arthur, Photojournalist & Editorial Photographer
  • Amanda de Cadenet, Photographer, Author and Media Personality
  • Natalia Jimenez, Senior Picture Editor, The Washington Post
  • Elizabeth Krist, Former Senior Photo Editor at National Geographic
  • Kate Kuo, Director of Photography LA Times
  • Whitney Matewe, Photo Editor, Time Magazine
  • Mary McCartney, Photographer
  • Renee Mussai, Senior Curator and Head of Curatorial & Collection, Autograph ABP
  • Nikki Reed, Actress, Photographer, Writer
  • Laura Roumanos, Co-Founder, Photoville (pending Monday 9/12)
  • Sara Rumens, Features Picture Editor, The Times
  • Jennifer Samuel, Photo Editor, National Geographic
  • Maggie Steber, Documentary Photographer & Guggenheim Grant Fellow