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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.