2022 Grant Recipients

July 1, 2022

The Doug Pensinger Photography Fund is proud to announce its 2022 group of grant and mentorship recipients!


Misper Apawu

$5,000 Grant

Misper is a freelance photographer based in Accra, Ghana. She graduated from the University of Cape Coast with a BSc in Marketing  but later followed her zeal to tell stories with images. Her work focuses on women and sports.

Jeff Dean

$5,000 Grant & Mentorship Recipient

Jeff just completed a six month fellowship as this year’s Military Veterans in Journalism Fellow at NPR. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism  from the University of Oregon then interned with the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Ben Green

$5,000 Grant & Mentorship Recipient

Ben is 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.

Shae Hammond

$5,000 Grant & Mentorship Recipient

Shae is 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.

Eakin Howard

$5,000 Grant

​​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.

Julia Roger-Veyer

$5,000 Grant

Julia is a self-taught French photographer with a focus on ice and climbing. She is an outdoor and mountain photographer, and she also works as a nurse at the École Nationale de Ski et d’Alpinisme (ENSA) in Chamonix.

WeiChih Wang 

$5,000 Grant

Wei-Chih is 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.