The Photographer Fund

Deadline: ongoing
Open to: self-employed photographers who are facing financial hardships
Benefits: assistance of up to USD 500 per person


These past few weeks have been full of uncertainties, and it has become apparent that the world will continue to be full of challenges and ambiguity for the foreseeable future. Not only is the COVID-19 outbreak taking a toll on many people’s physical and mental health, it is also having an unprecedented impact on the global economy. This economic upheaval is felt strongly in the photography community—especially by freelance and independent photographers.

At Format two of their core values are Care and Impact, alongside their mission to help photographers seamlessly run and grow their business. Now, they have an opportunity to live those values and support photographers who may be facing financial difficulties with the Photographer Fund. If you’re a photographer facing financial difficulties, this fund is for you. They know $25,000 is just a start, but they want to help as many photographers as possible.

The news and impact of COVID-19 is changing daily, but they firmly believe that by supporting the community and caring for each other we can get through this together.


Self-employed photographers who are facing financial hardships are invited to apply.


They will be offering assistance of up to USD 500 per person, and they’ll use their discretion to determine who gets the funds. Knowing this isn’t a huge amount, they’re aiming to support as many people as they can—their hope is that this helps independent photographers stay on their feet.

How to Apply?

In order to apply, you must fill in the application form.

For more information please visit the official web page.