Françoise Demulder Photography Grants

Since 2020, the French Ministry of Culture and the International Festival of Photojournalism Visa pour l’Image – Perpignan have been awarding grants for the production of original photography by women. Every year, two grants for female photographers, each for €8,000, are presented in recognition of their contribution to photojournalism.

The official title chosen for these grants specifically for female photographers is a tribute to the French war photographer Françoise Demulder who, in 1977, became the first woman to win the World Press Photo award.

The 2023 Françoise Demulder Photography Grant recipients are Mahé Elipe / Women Photograph for her work on groups of women in Mexico protesting and taking action against gender-based violence, and showing their commitment in support of migrants and the environment; and Juliette Pavy / Collectif Hors Format for her project on mercury pollution in the Arctic.

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Award winners
  • 2023 Mahé Elipe
  • 2023 Juliette Pavy
  • 2022 Nanna Heitmann
  • 2022 Adrienne Surprenant
  • 2021 Darcy Padilla
  • 2021 Axelle de Russé
  • 2020 Chloe Sharrock
  • 2020 Nicole Tung