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 by the end of 2021.

SUPPORT EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHERS

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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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Focus on Lauren Bacho

Focus on Lauren Bacho

DPPF Grant Winner Lauren Bacho is a Cleveland-based sports photographer who majored who majored in photojournalism at Ohio University. They interned with the Indianapolis Colts and now work as a content creator for MLB. More about Lauren They won a $5,000 grant from...

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