The female gaze: Leica Women in Foto Award is open for submissions

Leica Women in Foto
(Image credit: Rania Matar - Leica Women in Foto)

Leica has just announced the fourth edition of the Leica Women in Foto Project Award which provides a platform for female photographers to showcase their work. Run in partnership with Photoville and Woman Photograph, the award is now accepting entries from the UK, Mexico and Canada in addition to the US.

One winner from each region will be awarded a Leica SL2 camera, a Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH lens plus a cash prize of $10,000 USD. Leica Women in Foto aims to cultivate diversity and community through photographs taken with the female gaze. The judging panel (which consists entirely of women) are a group of industry experts, professional photographers and magazine editors who have a keen eye for technique, detail and a story. 

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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.