Leica Camera has announced its second annual Leica Women Foto Project Award in celebration of Women’s Equality Day. The project is dedicated to amplifying underrepresented voices in visual storytelling and showcasing the impact of a female’s point of view.
The panel of judges consisting of notable names will select three photographers based on the quality of photography, the sophistication of the project, and dedication to the medium of photography and award them $10,000 USD along with a Leica Q2 camera.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the way we interact with people and places, often resulting in a hiatus of photographic works and projects. Through this year’s Leica Women Foto Project Award, we aim to enable the completion of a personal project expressed through the female perspective, providing a catalyst for a conversation on resilience, diversity and the courage to see through a new lens,” said Kiran Karnani, Director of Marketing for Leica Camera North America.
The winners of the last year’s inaugural LWFP were Yana Paskova, Eva Woolridge, and Debi Cornwall. For this second one, the call for entries will close on October 8 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Leica Camera USA will announce the winners of the Leica Women Foto Project Award on January 18 on Leica’s website. Check out a selection of photographs by Paskova, Woolridge, and Cornwall below.