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.

2020 grant winners announced

10 emerging photographers selected from a competitive field received an aggregate of $22,000 in grants and equipment, mentorships, and networking opportunities with top industry professionals.

2020 Sports Photography Gathering Cancelled

The DPPF prioritizes the health and safety of our grantees and the professionals on our boards. Therefore, we are cancelling this September’s inaugural Sports Photography Gathering in Golden CO due to the spread of COVID-19.

The 2020 grantees will receive an expenses-paid trip to next year’s Gathering, scheduled for September 2021.

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Katelyn Mulcahy, DPPF 2020 Grantee

Katelyn Mulcahy, DPPF 2020 Grantee

Katelyn Mulcahy is a freelance sports photographer based in Los Angeles. As of July 2020, she is the intern for Getty Images Sport in LA, covering the NBA, NHL, MLB, PGA, and more. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2019 and while there, Katelyn covered...

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James Gilbert, DPPF 2020 Grantee

James Gilbert, DPPF 2020 Grantee

James Gilbert, a 23-year-old freelance photographer from Jacksonville FL, reports that he picked up a camera at a young age and never put it down. An athlete most of his life, his path took a turn when he started covering sporting events for his high school yearbook....

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