OPEN CALL IS CLOSED. We would like to thanks all participants and wish them good luck.

Pre-selected photographers to be announced in February 2019 & final results in March 2019.

The International Women Photographers Award (IWPA) is announcing its open call for women photographers to submit their entries for the 2019 edition of the awards. The competition is open to women photographers from all over the world. A specially selected international jury comprising of eminent figures from the art and photography community will shortlist 11 candidates whose work will be on display in one of its partner’s city, which will house the opening exhibition.

The exhibition will be inaugurated on March 8th, 2019 to coincide with International Women’s Day. From the 11 finalists, one laureate will be announced as the official winner.

IWPA’s goal is to provide a platform for women photographers to exhibit their work to a wide and diverse audience. IWPA aim to help women photographer to gain global recognition in order for them to move forward creatively and professionally.

The IWPA is a photography award organized by the International Women Photographers Association, Antidote Art and Design, Myartspy in collaboration with Alliance Française Dubai





The International Women Photographers Association is pleased to announce the 11 photographers who have been selected from a total number of 600 submissions received from 82 countries. IWPA jury has carefully reviewed the portfolios and decided to award the following artists:

Laureate : Constanza Portnoy

Finalists : Manyatsa Monyamane - Loulou D'aki - Annalisa Natali Murri - Estelle Lagarde - Laetitia Vancon - Tahmineh Monzavi - Elahe Abdolahabadi - Alice Mann - Shu-Chen Chen - Marylise Vigneau

The IWPA team would like to thank all photographers who have participated to edition 2018.

The IWPA 2018 Award is a photography award organized by the International Women Photographers Association, Antidote Art and Design & Myartspy. Canon Middle East is the official sponsor, Alliance Française Dubai its institutional partner and TV5 Monde its Media partner.

IWPA’s goal is to provide a platform for women photographers to show their work to a wide and diverse audience, to gain global recognition and to encourage & boost their careers creatively and professionally.





IWPA would like to thanks all the photographers who have submitted their photos for the IWPA Award 2018. More then 600 photographers have participated, coming from 82 countries.

This year IWPA has recieved more submissions from the Middle East North Africa region thanks to the support of the Canon ME, official sponsor of IWPA.

The 60 short-listed photographers 2018 are:

Sarah Blesener ; Estelle Lagarde ; Camillia Ferrari ; Akiko Dupont ; Marylise Vigneau ; Tahmineh Monzavi ; Laura Liverani ; Gaelle Girbes ; Aisha Jemila Daniels ; Julia Gunther ; Fabienne Cresens ; Sarah Seene ; Oriane Zerah ; Alice de Kruijs ; Aurelie Bonneville ; Flor Ael Surun ; Elaine Pessoa ; Melanie Dornier ; Louise Honnee ; Ines Marinho ; Annalisa Natali Murri ; Patricia Ackerman ; Shayma Idris ; Sophie Pouderoux ; Sonia Madrigal ; Elahe Abdolahaba ; Christine Mathieu ; Floriane De Lassee ; Btihal Remli ; Solmaz Daryani ; Tanya Sharapova ; Mariasa Chafetz ; Judite Linka Kiss ; Hyun Suk Kim ; Chloe Jafe ; Loulou D’aki ; Larissa Araz ; Linda Dorigo ; Vanessa Chambard ; Guilherme Bergamini ; Serena De Sanctis ; Hiromi Kakimoto ; Alexa Hoyer ; Liliana Merizalde ; Julie Coustarot ; Manyatsa Monyamane ; Constaza Pornoy ; Alice Mann ; Laeticia Vancon ; Nitty Jannatul ; Serra Akcan ; Fatin Naziahah Rosli ; Magdalena Oryiska ; Carolyn Mendelsohn ; Yael Portabales ; Dounia Fikri ; Susmita Bhattacharya ; Shu-Chen Chen ; Sara Medghaichi.


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Association –

IWPA, the International Women Photographers Association, promotes women photographers by highlighting and exposing their practices and talents to an international audience. The IWPA Award and the promotion of exhibitions are the main ways to achieve it. The Association serves an important mission: To encourage and support women photographers on the path of reaffirming their personal voice and practice. / The objectives are to / Promote the diversity of women photographers…

Past editions –

Laureates IWPA 2013 Laureates IWPA 2013 – festival “Images d’elles” 19 shorlisted laureates, 2 exhibitions in Toulouse, France : Espace Bonnefoy and the Maison des Associations. With an exceptional patron, famous french photographer Sabine Weiss Ula BLOCKSAGE / English-australian / Based in London UK Yaja HADRYS / Australian / based in Sydney, Australia Shen LIN / Chinese / Based in Shanghai, China Soledad FERNANDEZ DIAZ / Spanich / based in…