2021 Grant Recipients

Lauren Bacho

$5,000 Grant

When Lauren was awarded a DPPF grant, they were a Cleveland-based  sports photographer who majored in photojournalism at Ohio University. They had interned with the Indianapolis Colts and were working as a content creator for MLB.


Mike Dawson

$5,000 Grant 

When Mike was awarded a DPPF grant, he was a freelance photographer based out of Lake Tahoe. Following his passions for photography and snowboarding, he was building a career in the snowboarding industry.


Abigail Dean

$5,000 Grant 

When Abigail was awarded a DPPF grant, she had recently graduated from Ohio University with a photojournalism major and sports administration minor and had joined the Indianapolis Colts in 2021 as the photographic services intern.


Katelyn Mulcahy

$5,000 Grantee & Mentorship Recipient

When Katelyn was awarded a DPPF grant and mentorship, she was a freelance sports photographer in Los Angeles, primarily working for Getty Images Sport covering the NBA, NHL, MLB, PGA, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Ann-Arbor.


Jaden Powell

$5,000 Grantee & Mentorship Recipient

When Jaden was awarded a DPPF grant and mentorship, he was a Conway, Arkansas-based photographer studying at the University of Central Arkansas, where he was the first African American and youngest Head Athletics Photographer for their Athletics Department.


Tyler Schank

$5,000 Grantee & Mentorship Recipient

When Tyler was awarded a DPPF grant and mentorship, she had recently earned her undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and became the assistant team photographer for the Tampa Bay Rays in fall 2021.


Anna Szilágyi

$5,000 Grantee

When Anna was awarded a DPPF grant, she lived in Budapest, Hungary, where she worked as a freelance sports photographer and was studying for a Masters of Sport Management at the University of Physical Education.


Silas Walker

$5,000 Grantee

When Silas was awarded a DPPF grant, he was a Portland OR photographer based in Lexington KY. He graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2020 with a BA in photojournalism and interned with the Lexington Herald-Leader.