Leica Camera announces winners of 4th Annual Leica Women Foto Project
On International Women’s Day, Leica Camera USA announced the four recipients of its 4th annual Leica Women Foto Project Award in partnership with Photoville and Women Photograph. For the first time, Leica Camera accepted entries from the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Canada and the United States, aiming to elevate marginalized voices while empowering the female point of view through photography.
This year’s awardees: Anna Filipova (UK), Eli Farinango (Canada), Greta Rico (Mexico), and Mary F. Calvert (US) were selected by a panel of notable judges. Each winner will receive a Leica SL2-S camera, a Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH. Lens, and cash prize of $10,000 USD.
Since 2019, the Leica Women Foto Project has been a platform to cultivate a diverse, inclusive community through photography. The award is a catalyst to reframe how we express our visual narrative, while encouraging photographers to demonstrate the importance of a woman’s point of view. The initiative has evolved with grants and awards in service to Las Fotos Project, Black Women Photographers, Women Photograph, the Leica Society International Grant for Women in Photography, VII Agency and more.
“The Leica Women Foto Project aims to illuminate underrepresented visual storytellers through programs and resources that foster the development and amplification of the female perspective,” says Kiran Karnani, VP of Marketing for Leica Camera USA.
Leica Women Foto Project Award recipients were determined by a panel of notable 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
- Liz Johnson Artur
- Amanda de Cadenet
- Natalia Jimenez
- Elizabeth Krist
- Kate Kuo
- Whitney Matewe
- Mary McCartney
- Renee Mussai
- Nikki Reed
- Laura Roumanos
- Sara Rumens
- Jennifer Samuel
- Maggie Steber