2022 Lucie Scholarship Program

Now closed

The Lucie Foundation is proud to support emerging talent with vision and 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, to digital and film-based works. Our concern is to support emerging photographers producing work that is at once gripping, and original.

The Lucie Foundation is proud to offer four cash grants to support the work of emerging and established photographers.



The Lucie Foundation is offering a scholarship in support of Fine Art Photographers. This scholarship is open to both emerging and established artists.

$1500 SCHOLARSHIP + Sony Alpha 7 III camera body & 28-70mm lens

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.

Sponsored by Sony


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.


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.


David Campany

Writer, Curator and Educator

David Campany is a writer, curator and educator. He has worked with many institutions including The International Center of Photography, MoMA New York, the Centre Pompidou and Tate. He is the author of over twenty books including On Photographs 2020, A Handful of Dust 2015, and Art and Photography 2003.

Aldeide Delgado

Women Photographers International Archive, WOPHA, Founder & Director

Aldeide Delgado is the founder and director of Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA). She has a background in consulting and presenting at art history forums based on photography including lectures at the Tate Modern, Perez Art Museum Miami, CalArts, and The New School. Delgado is a recipient of a 2019 Knight Arts Challenge, the 2018 School of Art Criticism Fellowship, and a 2017 Research and Production of Critic Essay Fellowship. Her areas of scholarly interest include a feminist and decolonial re-reading of the history of photography and abstraction within Latin American, the Caribbean and Latinx contexts. She is an active member of PAMM’s International Women’s Committee, IKT International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art, US Latinx Art Forum, Art Table and the steering committee of the Feminist Art Coalition.

Amanda Hajjar

Founding Director of Exhibitions of Fotografiska New York

Amanda Hajjar is the Founding Director of Exhibitions of Fotografiska New York. Hajjar collaborates with world-renowned artists to bring their exhibitions from initial concept to final reality. Prior to Fotografiska, she worked at Gagosian Gallery where she organized more than 50 exhibitions with artists and their estates. Hajjar graduated with a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and an M.A. from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London.


The Lucie Emerging Scholarships are open to emerging photographers 18 years and older, worldwide.  We define “emerging” as any photographer enrolled as a student, in the first five years of their photography career, or does not earn the majority of their income from photography.

The Lucie Foundation Fine Art Scholarship Scholarship is open to both emerging and established photographers.


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

  • Project Proposal (1,500 characters max). This proposal should include the following:
    • Project Start and End Dates
    • 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.)
  • A one-page biography and/or CV
  • Twenty digital images


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.


September 15, 2022



10% off submissions now until March 31st

(discount applied automatically)


Is there a limit to the number of scholarship applications per artist?

No, you may submit as many applications as you would like.

Can I submit the same project to two different scholarships?

Yes, you may submit the same project to two different scholarships but please consider the specific genres to which the scholarships are offered when submitting your application(s).

Is there a submission fee?

Yes, the submission fee’s are:
• Lucie Fine Art Scholarship, $25 /submission
• Emerging Artist, $20 / submission
• Photo Made, $10 / submission
• Photo Taken, $10 / submission

What images should I submit?

Please upload 20 digital images from the existing project that you are proposing to continue.
If you have not yet started your proposed project, upload 20 digital images from a previous cohesive project and make a note of this in your proposal.
If you have some finished images but not a full 20, please supplement with images from a previous cohesive project and make a note of this in your proposal.

How should I prepare my files?

Please prepare your files according to the specifications below. JPG only. (NO TIF, GIF, PNG, PDF files will be accepted.)
72 DPI No file should exceed 4mb

Can I send print materials, books or CD’s?

No, Lucie Foundation accepts online submissions only.

When will the shortlist and recipients be announced?

Finalists and Winners will be announced towards the end of the year, 2022. Date TBD.

Can multiple photographers submit a project together? 

If you both are actively photographing the project submitted together, yes you can. Prize earnings will be split between you both (if winner for Emerging Artist category, only one camera + lens will be given). Please put one name in first name section, and one name in last name section when submitting, and make note of it being a multi photographer project in the proposal.

How will I know if I was selected?

If you were selected for the shortlist or as a recipient, you will be contacted directly through the email which you provided in the submission form. The shortlist and recipients will also be announced via the Lucie Foundation newsletter, website, and social media.

For any questions, please contact us at team@luciefoundation.org

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