The Renowned Gomma Photography Grant contest in its 6th Year.


Opens 15 May 2019
Final Deadline: Monday 04 November 2019
Shortlisted announcement: 25 Jan 2020
Winners announcement: 20 Feb 2020

Now in its sixth year, Gomma Photography Grant is a grant contest tailored to fund photographers, both emerging and established, working among various genre. Gomma Grant is structured so to award undetected photographers from around the world.

Gomma Grant has quickly obtained a reputation of being ethical and quality-focused, with an eye to spot fresh talents. Winners and shortlisted photographers of this Grant are continuously supported and published throughout the world thanks to the wide network that Gomma has been able to gain during all these years.

Gomma Grant is open to everyone. Any medium, black & white or colour, analogue or digital. What we are looking for is consistency, personality and courage.

Photographers that have been recognized through the Gomma Grant are known to have evolved their career to a higher level, both professionally and artistically.

"Few photo contests dare to award unsigned photographers. Gomma Grant does it!" Luca Desienna, Gomma's founder.

Established in 2004, Gomma has vowed to be a platform dedicated to photographers, a fresh, new space, unconditioned by trends and politics. A publishing company that allows established photographers to be represented and unknown artists to be noticed.

Gomma Books Ltd is a bijou publishing house committed to producing exclusive, highly qualitative photography books. Since its establishment in 2004, it has always had an out-of-the-box approach in contrast to conventional publishing.

Gomma Grant 2019 Jury:
Brigitte Schaller Art Director -- LFI Leica Fotografie International
JH Engstrom and Margot Wallard - Atelier Smedsby
Marigold Warner - British Journal of Photography.
Sandrine Hermand-Grisel - Founder of
Joao Linneu - Founder and Curator of VOID.
Luca Desienna - Founder of Gomma.

Photography news related to Gomma Grant:

Marie Tomanova published with Paradigm

Marie Tomanova, Best Rising talent at Gomma Photography Grant 2018 has signed with Paradigm Publishing.

Karl Mancini WINNER PhotOn Grant 2019

Karl Mancini, Best Color Documentary work Gomma Grant 2018, wins First prize at PhotOn Grant, the production of a minimum of 100 books sponsored by La ImprentaCG and a Sigma lens.

Marco Marzocchi publishes with VOID

Marco Marzocchi, First Prize Winner at Gomma Photography Grant 2017 has signed with eclectic Greek/Portuguese indie Publisher VOID. Launch 2019.

Arko Datto Wins VoiesOFF

Arko Datto, Third Prize Winner at the Gomma Grant 2016 wins the VoiesOff Award. Congratulations to Arko! He also just recently joined NOOR and he's about to publish his trilogy.

Antonio Faccilongo joins the Reportage by Getty Images' team.

Antonio Faccilongo, awarded Best Color Documentary Prize at last year Gomma Grant, has just recently joined the prestigious team of Reportage by Getty Images. He was also just recently awarded a Getty Grant of $10.000.

Esa Ylijaasko featured in the British Journal of Photography.

Esa Ylijaasko, First Prize Winner at the 2016 Gomma Grant, is interviewed and featured in the British Journal of Photography. "Working for two years with a Syrian refugee community in Istanbul, the young Finnish photographer has created an ongoing series that recently scooped the Gomma Grant."

Magdalena Switek published on the front page of VICE.

Magdalena Switek Wywrot, Third Place Winner at the last year Gomma Photography Grant, she was recently featured in VICE magazine and on its front page.

Massimo Branca's book Inside Outside Under Bucharest is out now.

Massimo Branca, the Second Prize winner at Gomma Grant 2015, has just published his first book showcasing the series Inside Outside Under Bucharest.

Shortlisted Gomma Grant 2015 Michele Sibiloni first photobook.

Gomma Grant 2015 Shortlisted photographer Michele Sibiloni has published his first book early 2016. The first edition of 800 copies went sold out in a matter of a few months and he's now printing its second edition. Congratulations to Michele!

Winner Gomma Grant 2014 Ksenia Yurkova photobook out now!.

The first place winner of the 2014 Gomma Grant has published her first photo book titled Letters for Two, & No-One Else.

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