The Leica Women Foto Project Award 2024 Winners Announced

Leica Camera is thrilled to announce the winners of the fifth edition of the Leica Women Foto Project (LWFP) 2024. Luvia Lazo from Mexico, Camille Farrah Lenain from the USA, Stasia Schmidt from Canada, and Dola Posh from Great Britain have been awarded the prestigious LWFP for their outstanding contributions to the field of photography.

The Leica Women Foto Project (LWFP) was initiated in 2019 with the aim of promoting women’s perspectives in photography. This year’s theme, “Perspective is Power: Reclamation, Resilience, Rebirth,” attracted numerous talented photographers from around the globe. The LWFP 2024 winners offer unique insights into their respective stories, showcasing the diverse narratives of women in photography.

Luvia Lazo (Mexico):
Lazo’s series, “Women from the Clouds,” portrays women with Zapotec roots, shedding light on indigenous communities in Mexico. Through her lens, Lazo challenges monolithic perspectives of femininity and aims to empower women in native villages.

© Luvia Lazo
© Luvia Lazo
© Luvia Lazo
© Luvia Lazo

Camille Farrah Lenain (USA):
Lenain’s project, “Made of Smokeless Fire,” captures the lives of LGBTQIA+ individuals within Muslim societies in France. Her series delves into the complexities of identity and belonging, confronting stereotypes and advocating for inclusivity.

© Camille Farrah Lenain
© Camille Farrah Lenain
© Camille Farrah Lenain
© Camille Farrah Lenain
© Camille Farrah Lenain

Stasia Schmidt (Canada):
Schmidt’s work, “Ephemerality,” offers a poetic interpretation of female presence in remote landscapes, countering traditional portrayals dominated by male explorers. Her images explore themes of femininity, impermanence, and the beauty of the natural world.

© Stasia Schmidt
© Stasia Schmidt
© Stasia Schmidt
© Stasia Schmidt
© Stasia Schmidt

Dola Posh (Great Britain):
Posh’s series, “Omo mi,” highlights the emotional journey of black women during postpartum experiences. Through intimate portraits and personal stories, Posh aims to create awareness and support for maternal health and well-being.

© Dola Posh
© Dola Posh
© Dola Posh
© Dola Posh
© Dola Posh

Each LWFP 2024 winner receives a prize of $10,000 along with a Leica SL2-S camera equipped with a Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70 f/2.8 Asph lens. The award, sponsored by Leica Camera USA in collaboration with Photoville, underscores the importance of women’s voices in photography and celebrates their creative contributions

The 2024 LWFP Jurors

Karin Rehn-Kaufmann
Art Director Leica Galleries Worldwide

Laura Roumanos

Jennifer Pastore
Creative Consultant, Former Executive Photo Director at WSJ. Magazine

Elizabeth Krist
Former National Geographic

Maggie Steber
Documentary Photographer

Natalia Jimenez
The Washington Post

Marissa Roth
Pulitzer Prize-winning Photojournalist

Nikki Reed
Actress, Photographer

Renée Mussai
Senior Curator

Sara Rumens
The Times

Whitney Hollington Matewe
TIME Magazine

Gulnara Lyabib Samoilova
Founder, Women Street Photographers

Artemis Moshtaghian
News Editor and Producer at CNN

Jessica Dimson
Deputy Director of Photography at NY Times Magazine

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