The V&A Parasol Foundation Prize for Women in Photography
The V&A Parasol Foundation Prize for Women in Photography is an exciting new international photography prize for women.
The new initiative reinforces our commitment to creating new opportunities for women in art and supporting photography at the V&A. Showcasing the outstanding talent of women photographers, it will run for three years and is open to all women across the globe.
The prize celebrates the work of innovative female artists in the field of contemporary photography and elevates the Parasol Foundation Women in Photography Project launched with the V&A in September 2021 to support and champion women in photography.
Each year applicants will be encouraged to respond to a new theme. In 2023 five winners were selected from almost 1400 submissions responding to the theme ‘Agents of Change’
Prize winners will benefit from career enhancing opportunities including a bursary, portfolio reviews, networking opportunities, and spotlights on the V&A Parasol Foundation Women in Photography blog and the Project’s Instagram account.
They will also have their work displayed at Peckham 24 – south London’s vibrant three-day contemporary photography festival.
Each year, winning entries will be selected by a panel of selectors co-chaired by Fiona Rogers, Parasol Foundation Curator of Women in Photography at the V&A and Vivienne Gamble, co-founder of Peckham 24 and Director of Seen Fifteen gallery, London