sports photography gathering

Photo by Carmen Mandato


The 2022 Sports Photography Gathering was held on September 16-18, 2022 in Golden CO. Expenses-paid invitations were issued to DPPF grantees from 2020, 2021, and 2022. This event was restricted to members of the DPPF Boards and recipients of DPPF grants.

Presentations were given by members of the DPPF Advisory Board, with seminar topics including Getting Work, Women in Sports Photography, Young Professionals Board Q&A, Alpine Photography, and Creating Stories.

Mentors and grant recipients who just concluded the 2021-2022 mentorship year shared stories and photos from their experiences.

Attendees received multiple portfolio reviews from the members of the DPPF Advisory Board, which encompasses top professionals affiliated with Getty Images, the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, The Players’ Tribune, and high-profile commercial clients.

The DPPF Sports Photography Gathering is designed to connect the cohort of grant recipients with each other and with the renowned professionals on the Advisory Board.  Community is a core value of the DPPF, and this event honors the legacy of Doug Pensinger and his talent for connecting people and freely sharing professional knowledge.



Al Bello
Deanne Fitzmaurice
Elsa Garrison
Nate Gordon
Sean Haffey
Harry How
Rebecca Butala How
Jed Jacobsohn
Tom Pennington
Jennifer Pottheiser
Helen Richardson
Bedel Saget
Marguerite Schropp Lucarelli
Matthew Stockman
Jamie Squire
Maxx Wolfson