our mission

The Doug Pensinger Photography Fund (DPPF) supports emerging sports photographers by creating a community that develops and advances their skill and vision.

Unique in its focus on talented young sports photographers, the DPPF was founded in memory of photojournalist Doug Pensinger. Its programs honor Doug’s legacy of community, connection, and inclusivity. Whether he was covering high-profile competitions–like the Tour de France, the World Series, the Olympics, the World Cup, and the Super Bowl–or more niche events, Doug brought a human touch and his tremendous storytelling skills to the images he captured. Despite his considerable talent and accomplishments, he worked tirelessly to improve his artistry and craft, and he took an active interest in advising and mentoring young photographers. The DPPF was created to continue these efforts on his behalf.

Programming begins in 2020 with a call for applications for the inaugural Doug Pensinger Sports Photography Awards and the first annual DPPF Sports Photography Gathering in Golden, CO.