Three of our 2023 grant recipients will also receive year-long mentorships with members of the DPPF’s Advisory Board. This year’s mentorships will begin in October, and our 2023-2024 mentors are Ariele Goldman Hecht, Christian Petersen, and Marcio J. Sanchez.

Grantees and mentors will form a personalized plan for each grantee – including but not limited to development of a photo project or story; building career skills (work flow, technical skills, credentialing, assisting, running a business and more); refining portfolio, website and resume; and networking with other leading professionals.

Photographers who apply for a grant have the option to also apply for a mentorship by submitting a short essay. More at