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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Sarah Stier, DPPF 2020 Grantee

Sarah Stier, DPPF 2020 Grantee

Sarah is a New York-based freelance photographer. A lifelong swimmer, her passion for sports photography stems from her own competitive background. After graduating from Ohio University with a degree in photojournalism, Sarah interned for the Boston Red Sox during...

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Dustin Satloff, DPPF 2020 Grantee

Dustin Satloff, DPPF 2020 Grantee

Dustin’s career began when he was hired by the Colby College Athletic Department and found that the freedom provided by a Division III school was invaluable. He began covering the eastern conference of NCAA Skiing (EISA) his junior year, and has since had a focus on...

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