2023 Grant Recipients

Michael Chisholm

Michael is a Toronto-based photographer. When he
won a 2023 DPPF grant,
he worked for the Canadian Premier League, Major League Baseball, and the National Hockey League.
He graduated from Seneca College in 2020.


Luke Hales

In 2023, Luke was pursuing a bachelor’s degree in communication & media at the University of Michigan and working at Michigan Photography. Previously, he worked as the summer photography intern for the NFL in Los Angeles. He also received a DPPF mentorship.


Sara Kempner

In 2023, Sara was a freelance photographer based on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. Initially a self-taught landscape photographer,
Sara now spent most of her time photographing sports, with a heavy focus on
mountain biking.


Tyler McFarland

In 2o23, Tyler was working as a photographer for Boise State Athletics. He graduated in 2024. He has experience in both
commercial editorial photography and photojournalism. Tyler also received a DPPF mentorship.


Gabriel Monnet

Gabriel is a Swiss photographer who graduated from the Centre d’enseignement professionnel de Vevey in 2021. In 2023 he was working as a freelance photographer and covers sports for various newspapers, magazines, and agencies, and for private clients.


Julia Nikhinson

When she won a 2023 grant, Julia was a Maryland-based freelance photojournalist, frequently shooting for Reuters, The Washington Post and others. After graduating from the University of Maryland, she interned with AP, where she covered collegiate and professional sporting events, including the U.S. Open.


Will Palmer

In 2023, Will was a UK-based freelance photographer and University of York graduate working across multiple sports, specializing in football, cycling and field hockey with assignments both in the UK and abroad. He also received a DPPF mentorship.