Focused Support for Sports Photographers

The DPPF is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to providing career development opportunities to emerging sports photographers. Founded in 2019 in memory of the late photojournalist Doug Pensinger, the DPPF provides support in the form of grants, mentorships, and opportunities to build community and make connections with other photographers.

2021 grant winners announced

Info on 2022 grant applications will be available in January.

SUPPORT EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHERS

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Focus on Abigail Dean

Focus on Abigail Dean

DPPF Grant Winner Abigail Dean graduated from Ohio University in 2021 with a photojournalism major and sports administration minor and joined the Indianapolis Colts in 2021 as the photographic services intern. More about Abigail Abigail used her DPPF grant money...

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Focus on Mike Dawson

Focus on Mike Dawson

DPPF Grant Winner Mike Dawson is a freelance photographer based out of Lake Tahoe. Following his passions for photography and board sports, he is now building a career in the snowboarding industry. More about Mike With his DPPF Grant Mike was able to upgrade the...

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