The IAFOR Documentary Photography Award was launched by The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) in 2015 as an international photography award that seeks to promote and assist in the professional development of emerging documentary photographers and photojournalists.

As an organisation, IAFOR’s mission is to promote international exchange, facilitate intercultural awareness, encourage interdisciplinary discussion, and generate and share new knowledge. In keeping with this mission, in appreciation of the great value of photography as a medium that can be shared across borders of language, culture and nation, and to influence and inform our academic work and programmes, the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award was launched as a competition that would help underline the importance of the organisation’s aims, and would promote and recognise best practice and excellence.

In support of up-and-coming talent, the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award is free to enter.

IAFOR Documentary Photography Award – Prize Details

Cash Prize, IAFOR Grant & Scholarship, Metro Imaging Mentorship Programme, Joop Swart Masterclass Nomination, MediaStorm Multimedia One-Day Workshop, MediaStorm Online Training Videos, Think Tank Photo Backpacks & Shoulder Bags, Exhibitions in Japan, Spain, USA and UK, Invitation to an IAFOR Conference and more.