2022 Grant Recipients

Misper Apawu

$5,000 Grant

When Misper was awarded a 2022 grant, she was a freelance photographer based in Accra, Ghana. She graduated from the University of Cape Coast with a BSc in Marketing, and her work focuses on women and sports.

misperapawu.visura.co/

Jeff Dean

$5,000 Grant & Mentorship Recipient

In 2022, Jeff had just completed a fellowship as a Military Veterans in Journalism Fellow at NPR. He received  degrees in journalism  from the University of Oregon and interned with the Cincinnati Enquirer.

www.jeffdeanphoto.com

Ben Green

$5,000 Grant & Mentorship Recipient

As of 2022, Ben was based in Buffalo, working as a Team Photographer for the Buffalo Bills, Sabres, and Bandits as a part of Pegula Sports & Entertainment. He graduated from the University of Oregon in 2019.

fotodeverde.com

Shae Hammond

$5,000 Grant & Mentorship Recipient

As of 2022, Shae was a San Jose, CA, based photographer recently hired at The Mercury News. After graduating from California State University, Northridge, she interned for CalMatters and the Santa Clarita Valley Signal.

shaehammondphotography.com

Eakin Howard

$5,000 Grant

​​In 2022, Eakin was a recent graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, Eakin is currently a freelance photographer in North Carolina. He has shot for Getty Images, the Los Angeles Times, NASCAR, and the World Curling Federation.

eakinhoward.com

Julia Roger-Veyer

$5,000 Grant

When she was awarded a 2022 grant, Julia was a self-taught French photographer with a focus on ice and climbing, and she also worked as a nurse at the École Nationale de Ski et d’Alpinisme (ENSA) in Chamonix.

instagram.com/julia.ascentphotography/

WeiChih Wang 

$5,000 Grant

As of 2022, Wei-Chih was an underwater photographer based on Green Island on the east coast of Taiwan.  He is a former free-diving instructor, and he takes photos within the timespan of one breath.

instagram.com/kennywang627/