Special Announcement:
Due Date Extension: The Economic Divide Award
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are extending the entry dates for this award only.
You may apply for The Economic Divide Award until June 14, 2016.
Our Established Artist Award Call-For-Entries ends on May 31, 2016.
Keep those submissions coming!

Download the application form and get started today!

Apply for the Established Artist Award or the themed award, The Economic Divide.
The Economic Divide Award is open to photographers living and/or working in the USA.
You do not need to be an American citizen; you only need to be here in the United States.

The Established Artist Award is open to anyone, anywhere, on any topic.

Questions? First, go to the Call-For-Entries page and the FAQ page. If necessary, email us for clarification!


Images courtesy of DPF awardees: Arthur Bondar, Jenn Ackerman, Alyssa Miserendino, Theo Stroomer, Matt Black, Mafalda Rakos, Preston Gangway, Cristina Llerena Navarro, Kim Raff, Anna Filipova


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We believe that documentary photography can be that something, for the photographers making the images, those they photograph and the community at large. TheDocumentaryProjectFund was founded to enable photographers to do work that will outlast them and impact their communities in positive ways for years to come. Your donation to TheDPF keeps us going. If you believe that art can enlighten, instruct and be a force for change, please show your support right now by clicking on Donate to TheDPF.

To show our appreciation, everyone who donates $100 or more will receive a fine art photographic print from one of our founders or awardees.
We are a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Founded in 2012, TheDocumentaryProjectFund is a 501(c)(3) focused on supporting still documentary photography, its photographers and funding projects committed to improving their local communities.

Your interest, enthusiasm and generous donations are greatly appreciated.


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