Development Grants

DPPF Development Grants support sports photographers of great potential whose current portfolio quality may be affected by severe economic and/or geographic or cultural limitations.

2023 Recipients

The inaugural recipients were chosen in 2023 from the pool of candidates in the spring open call.

Beginning in 2024, applicants will be able to apply directly for this opportunity by submitting an essay with their portfolios.

Rana Bagheri

Rana is an independent photographer in Isfahan whose mission is capturing women’s activities in Iran.

Philip Peter Kairu

Philip is a Ugandan
freelance photographer
who specializes in sports, particularly rugby.