The DPPF is proud to announce its 2022 group of grant and mentorship recipients! These seven emerging professional photographers represent the top 2.5% of entrants from a large field representing 35 countries. They were chosen by a panel of seven judges from the DPPF’s Advisory Board.
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Misper is a freelance photographer based in Accra, Ghana.
Jeff Dean just completed a fellowship as this year’s Military Veterans in Journalism Fellow at NPR. He also received a mentorship with photographer Jennifer Pottheiser.
Ben is based in Buffalo, working as a Team Photographer for the Buffalo Bills, Sabres, and Bandits. He also received a mentorship with photographer Tom Pennington.
Shae is a San Jose, CA, based photographer recently hired at The Mercury News. She also received a mentorship with photographer Elsa Garrison.
Eakin is a freelance photographer based in North Carolina.
Julia is a self-taught French photographer with a focus on ice and climbing.
Wei-Chih is an underwater photographer and free-diving instructor based in Taiwan.
Photographers will be able to apply for consideration for next year’s grants and mentorships in March 2023.