Canon is giving away $18,000 in photography and videography grants

To Know the Earth from Above: The Bush Pilots Connected Rural Alaska
(Image credit: Acacia Johnson - Canon Female Photojournaist Grant recipient 2021)

Canon has just announced the launch of its annual photojournalism grants in association with Visa pour l'image 2022. Both the Canon Video Grant and the Canon Female Photojournalist Grant will be awarded to a standout storyteller based on the relevance and originality of their project. 

Now in its third year, the Canon Video Grant recognizes the best emerging filmmaking talent through documentaries that explore a social, cultural or economic issue. Not only will the winner receive a grant of €8,000 (roughly $8,800 / £6,700), but they will also be loaned Canon camera equipment such as the Canon EOS C70 to aid in the production of the documentary. Last year’s winner was Camille Millerand who was awarded the grant for his short film The Invisibles, that focuses on essential illegal workers in France.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.