The DPPF is proud to announce its 2024 group of grant and mentorship recipients! These eight emerging professional sports photographers represent the top candidates from a competitive field of 365 entrants from 45 countries. They were chosen by a panel of judges from the DPPF’s Advisory Board.

GRACE BRADLEY IS STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE MLS TEAM FC CINCINNATI AND PREVIOUSLY INTERNED FOR CLARKSON CREATIVE/NCAA PHOTOS. SHE IS A GRADUATE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY, WHERE SHE WAS A UK ATHLETICS STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER.

KENT EDWARDS IS A SELF TAUGHT PHOTOGRAPHER FROM BOWIE, MARYLAND. HE IS CURRENTLY BASED IN NEW YORK CITY AND IS  A PHOTO INTERN AT THOMSON REUTERS. PREVIOUSLY, HE WORKED AS A PHOTOGRAPHY INTERN WITH THE PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS.

BORN IN TABRIZ, IRAN, MATIN HASHEMI RECEIVED HIS BACHELOR’S AND MASTER’S DEGREES IN MULTIMEDIA FROM TABRIZ ISLAMIC ART UNIVERSITY. HE HAS FREELANCED FOR SOO IMAGES (IRAN), NVP CANADA,  SDN AGENCY (USA) AND OTHER MEDIA OUTLETS.
ORIGINALLY FROM POLAND AND NOW LIVING IN THE FRENCH ALPS, ALEKSANDRA JANIAK WORKS AS A FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER AND FILMMAKER. SHE SPECIALIZES IN MOUNTAIN SPORTS AND HAS A DEEP AFFECTION FOR REPORTAGE.
ANGELINA KATSANIS IS AN EAST COAST-BASED PHOTOGRAPHER AND FORMER VISUALS FELLOW AT THE STAR TRIBUNE. A GRADUATE OF UNC-CHAPEL HILL, SHE LED THE ANNUAL SPORTS PHOTOJOURNALISM WORKSHOP THERE AND WAS PHOTO EDITOR AT THE DAILY TAR HEEL.
MÁTÉ LADJÁNSZKI WORKS FOR THE NÉPSZAVA NEWSPAPER. HE STUDIED PHOTOGRAPHY AT BUDAPEST METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY. IN 2023 HE PARTICIPATED IN THE AIPS YOUNG REPORTER PROGRAM AT THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD GAMES IN BERLIN.
GRACE IS A STAFF PHOTOJOURNALIST AT THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR. SHE GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA IN 2024, WHERE SHE WORKED AT THE DAILY IOWAN.
SHE PREVIOUSLY HELD AN INTERNSHIP AT THE DENVER POST.
GUNNAR IS THE PHOTO COORDINATOR FOR THE TEXAS RANGERS AND PREVIOUSLY INTERNED WITH THE CINCINNATI REDS AND THE BOWLING GREEN HOT RODS. HE RECEIVED HIS B.A. IN PHOTOJOURNALISM FROM WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY.

Photographers will be able to apply for consideration for next year’s grants and mentorships in March 2025.