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September 14, 2023

The 9th Annual En Foco Photography Fellowship is designed to support photographers of color who demonstrate the highest quality of work as determined by a photography panel of peers and industry professionals. The Photography Fellowship Program will, award 10 Fellowships at $1,500 per, include Fellows in a 2024 Group Exhibition, feature the Fellows in the 2024 Nueva Luz publication printed and online editions and provide Professional Development and Networking opportunities.

En Foco is highly regarded for its leadership in support of photographers of color and for its advocacy role in addressing the issues related to cultural equity and access. Due to this award, previous Fellows have had access to many opportunities beyond the fellowship.



En Foco is a non-profit organization that nurtures and supports contemporary fine art and documentary photographers of diverse cultures, primarily U.S. residents of Latino, African and Asian Heritage, and Native Peoples of the Americas and the Pacific. Since it was founded in 1974, En Foco has been an outspoken leader and advocate for the equitable support and access to resources for photographers of color. It has distinguished itself through its sustained commitment to providing its primary constituency and the communities they represent financial support, public programming, information services and cultural advocacy initiatives.

The En Foco Photography Fellowship Program is made possible with the generosity of an anonymous donor, Joy of Giving Something, Inc, Ford Foundation, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature. Member of the Urban Arts Cooperative.



  • Photographers of Latino, African, Asian American heritage, and Native Peoples of the Americas and Pacific Islanders.
  • Must be a New York City or New York State resident for the past year at the time of submission and must show proof of residency.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Collaborating photographers are eligible to apply, BUT only one photographer can submit the application.
  • Previous fellowship recipients must wait three years before they can reapply.
  • Photography for consideration must represent work completed after 2021.



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  • A written description (no more than 300 words). Describe specific aspects of your work practices, such as subject matter, context, content, location, and personal relevance of the work you submitted.
  • A one-page resume & 150-word biography.
  • A 200-word artist statement.
  • 5-7 images (5 images are required, an additional 2 are optional). Follow the sizing guidelines. *We highly recommend that the works submitted are from a series, but it is not a requirement to submit.*
  • Headshot (300 dpi jpeg only).

Learn more and apply here: En Foco Photography Fellowship

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