Freelancers Invited to Apply for Eyewitness Photojournalism Grant

Andrea Wise
Co-Founder of Diversify Photo

Diversity Photo and Pulitzer Center are inviting proposals from freelancers for the second year of the Eyewitness Photojournalism Grant, which is aimed at telling visual stories about and by photojournalists from historically underrepresented communities.

Photojournalists from around the world are invited to submit proposals for stories that focus on and explore the systemic and underreported issues in communities, including but not limited to racial justice, climate change, environmental justice, gender equality, and human rights.

The 2020 applicants were limited to reporting within their local communities in the United States due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, the Eyewitness Photojournalism Grant is extended to photojournalists from all over the world, with preference for journalists working within their own local communities.

Grants of $2,500 will be awarded to three applicants to support their visual reporting projects.

Applications will open starting on September 18, 2021 and close on December 31, 2021. Interested applicants must be freelance photojournalists from anywhere in the world, and applicants are strongly encouraged to apply with a letter of commitment from a news outlet with significant reach.

Entry, which must be in English language, is free of charge. The deadline for the submission of applications is December 31, 2021.

Interested persons will need to first create an account in order to be able to apply. To create the account and apply, please go to: