Stasia Schmidt

About the Leica Women Foto Project

The Leica Women Foto Project serves to empower the female perspective and its impact on today’s visual stories. We believe the shape of a story is reactive to the storyteller’s perspective, developing a narrative that too often is reflective of individual truths. The Leica Women Foto Project encourages diversity and inclusion in visual storytelling to amplify voices typically underrepresented in photography, discovering the breadth of shapes formed by a single story.​ Established in 2019, the initiative has evolved to offer cash awards, business opportunities, and Leica equipment to serve the female perspective in the world of photography.

For the second year, the Award expanded to residents of the US, UK, Mexico, and Canada (excluding Québec), where one applicant from each region was awarded a Leica SL2-S camera set and $10,000 USD. We are pleased to announce the awardees.