Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy,
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Photo by Brandon Gallego,
Photo by Abbie Parr,
Photo by Sarah Stier,
Photo by Dustin Satloff,
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Photo by Chloe Knott,
DPPF 2020 Grantee
Photo by Yong Teck Lim,
Photo by James Gilbert,
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 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...
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....