Leica Women Foto Project Award Winners

Furthering the legacy of the Leica Women Foto Project, we are pleased to announce the recipients of the second annual Leica Women Foto Project Award. This prestigious award is a part of the Leica Women Foto Project, an ongoing commitment to diversity in visual storytelling to help empower the female point of view through photography.

The mission of the Leica Women Foto Project is to encourage and empower photographers to demonstrate the importance and impact of a female's point of view. The award serves as a catalyst to re-frame how we see, how we think, and how we express our visual narrative.

Finding Freedom
in the Water
By Anna Boyiazis

Finding Freedom in the Water bears witness to women and girls in Zanzibar learning to swim, an act of emancipation. This proposal focuses on an in-depth, visual narrative of these women and girls, revealing the broader and the more intimate context of their daily lives.

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Project 562
By Matika Wilbur

Project 562 is a visual narrative of Tribal sovereignties in the US, covering over 400 Tribal Nations in all 50 states to “change the way we see Native America”. Matika’s extraordinary creative initiative and singular body of work began after a dream with her grandmother, who asked her to photograph their own peoples. Matika honors her ancestor by portraying the richness and diversity of lived experiences of Indian Country with bold and inspired creativity.

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The Super Power of Me
By Karen Zusman

The Super Power of Me project celebrates young lives of color and immigrants with a portrait series that shows who they are before the world tells them otherwise. It consists of an outdoor exhibit and creativity workshops that help express, protect and share with the world their vision of who they are.

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View the Leica Women Foto Project 2019 Winning Series

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