Lucie Scholarship Program

The Lucie Scholarship Program

Photographers make images. Visionaries teach you how to see. The Lucie Foundation is proud to support emerging talent with vision, with dynamic ideas that challenge and progress the art form of still photography into work that compels. Our support of photography is broad, from Fine Art to Documentary and Photojournalism, digital to film-based works. Our concern is to support emerging visionaries producing work that is at once gripping, and original.

The Lucie Foundation is proud to offer three cash grants to support the work of emerging photographers – one $2,500 scholarship with an open theme and two $1000 scholarships for photographers working in the fields of Fine Art or Documentary/Photojournalism.

The 2017 Emerging Scholarship will open for submissions in Spring 2017.

$2,500 Emerging Artist Scholarship

This scholarship is open to all genres of photographic work and will be given to an individual to create or continue work on a specific dynamic project.


Morgan Levy


AJ Tamari

Alena Zhandarova

Andréanne Michon

Angelique Ambrosio

Bri Hammond

Brian Dean

Brittany Powell

Caleb Stein

Carlos Saavedra

Cassandra Giraldo

Cesar Rodriguez

Christian Rodriguez

Christian Vium

Donald Derosier

Elise Kirk

Frances F. Denny

Go Takayama

Guanyu Xu

Hanne + Carla Herclayheart

Jon Horvath

Lawrence Sumulong

Liam Maloney

Mark Dorf

Marta Zgierska

Megan Doherty

Morgan Levy

Olga Ingurazova

Pablo Piovano

Richard Kolker

Sandra Hoyn

Sara Swaty

Sebastian James Lister

Sydelle Smith

Tom Atwood

Wiktoria Wojciechowska


Photo Taken $1,000 Emerging Scholarship

This scholarship will be given to an individual to create or continue a project focused on telling an existing story through a documentary or photojournalism approach.


Marco Gualazzini


Adriane Ohanesian

Alessandro Rota

Alex Potter

Brian Driscoll

Chiara Scardozzi

Christian Werner

César Pastor

Giorgio Bianchi

Jacobia Dahm

Jordi Pizarro Torrell

Laylah Amatullah Barrayn

Marco Gualazzini

Massimo Branca

Md Shahnewaz Khan

Megan Doherty

Michael Vince Kim

Miriam Stanke

Nicola Dracoulis

Rachel Bujalski

Sebastian James Lister

Stephanie Simpson

Turjoy Chowdhury

Xuecong Lin

Yelim Lee

Yukari Chikura


Photo Made $1,000 Emerging Scholarship

This scholarship will be given to an individual to create or continue a project focused on creating a story through a conceptual Fine Art approach.


Alexandra Serrano


Alexandra Serrano

Alice Mann

Brooks Dierdorff

Claire Warden

Daniella Zalcman

Harry Griffin

Jaclyn Wright

Kai Caemmerer

Lawrence Sumulong

Mariah Karson

Matthew Smith

Mike Lento

Sergey Novikov

Sheung Yiu

Stefano Marchionini

Emerging Scholarship Details:

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2015 by 12am PDT

Shortlist Announcement: December 10, 2015

Recipient Announced: December 15, 2015

Who Can Apply:

The LF Emerging Scholarship is open to emerging photographers worldwide.

What is Required to Apply:

Please read the following information carefully to make sure your application material is complete. Incomplete applications will not be considered:

1. Project Proposal. This proposal should include the following:

-Project Start and End Dates

-250 Word Description of your project

-Your Plan for completing the project (i.e. how you intend to approach the project and how you intend to use the scholarship money)

-Five Goals that you plan to accomplish while working on the project (e.g. producing 20 new images, making 5 prints, etc.).

2. A one-page biography and/or CV

3. Twenty digital images. 

Use & Ownership:

The photographer must be the sole author and owner of the copyright of photos entered in to the competition. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the photographer. Any photograph used by Lucie Foundation shall carry the photographer’s credit line.

If you have questions, please contact

NOTE: The Lucie Foundation’s goal is to promote equal participation from photographers worldwide and make our scholarship program globally accessible and inclusive.  Please email if you feel that your financial situation does not allow you to pay the submission fee.