Imagely Fund 2019

$10,000 in Photography Grants


"I believe photography can have a profound positive impact on the world. A single great image can move people and capture the urgency of a crisis. I also know firsthand how hard it can be to fund worthy causes that have no immediate commercial value. We started the Imagely Fund to support photographers who are undertaking important projects that can move the needle of public awareness for major humanitarian or environmental issues." ERICK DANZER, FOUNDER & CEO, IMAGELY

The Imagely Fund typically runs once per year. It usually opens in the spring, with award decisions made in early fall depending on the schedules of our judges.

The contest is judged independently by a distinguished panel of photographers. Deadline is July 31, 2019.


For the first time ever, we'll be offering TWO $5000 grants in 2019.
We'll award one grant each for a humanitarian and an environmental photography project.


This grant is open to both professional and emerging photographers from any country, worldwide. The grant is focused on environmental and humanitarian photography. Applicants must be over 21 years of age and should have a proven ability to produce outstanding imagery and coherent photo essays, as well as the background necessary to carry out the proposed project. This means that for photographers planning to complete a project in a country other than their own country of origin, there should be a clear demonstration of preparation for work in that country (i.e. proper visas, contacts, language training, etc.), and preferably some experience in the country or a good deal of experience and understanding of the culture and language/customs.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Once the application has been submitted, content changes are not allowed. The Imagely Fund is not responsible for misdirected submissions. Applicants should save copies of their application for their own records.

Applicants should NOT send any hard copies or printed materials (no prints, books, CDs/DVDs or transparencies), the Imagely Fund staff will not review any of these materials, and they cannot be returned to applicants.


Environmental Documentary Photojournalism Wildlife