Friends of Mary Ellen Mark Scholarship

Sponsored by Photo Xpeditions and Alex Webb / Rebecca Norris Webb

Photograph the world as it is. Nothing’s more interesting than reality — Mary Ellen Mark, 1940-2015

One tuition-free scholarship to attend the upcoming Finding Your Vision: Oaxaca Workshop with Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, February 11-17, 2018. – Click for more info about the workshop.


Open to all photographers, 18-30 years old, who currently live in Mexico, or have a Mexican passport if they are studying or working in another country.  Work by all kinds of photographers will be considered—from art photographers to documentary photographers, from photography students to professionals—the only stipulation being that none of the images submitted have been dramatically altered digitally.


Please note: Scholarship winners will be responsible for all travel, housing, and food, and Finding Your Vision: Oaxaca Workshop 2018 will be taught in English.


Scholarship Application Opens: Monday May 22, 2017

Deadline: Monday, July 10, 2017 midnight EST (NY City time)

Notification of winner: Monday, July 24, 2017


JUDGES: Photographers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, Aperture senior editor Denise Wolff, who edited some of Mary Ellen Mark’s books, including Aperture’s Mary Ellen Mark on the Portrait and the Moment


TO APPLY:  Please submit the following materials to the email address——and write MEM SCHOLARSHIP 2018 on the subject line.


A. In the email, please include the following in one Word doc:

1. Name and email.

2. 100 word statement about your work (if you work in a series, please include a short description of your series, project, or book).

3. 100 word bio, which includes your photographic background and website or online link to your photographs.

4. Two names and emails of references of people familiar with your photographic work, such as professors, workshop teachers, fellow photographers, editors, curators, publishers.


B. Additionally, in this email please also attach 10 small jpgs (ideally from one project or series), 72 dpi, and 1080 pixels on the longest side

Send Email to apply
Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, 1996

© Alex Webb, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, 1996, from Slant Rhymes


© Rebecca Norris Webb, Havana, Cuba, 2008, from Slant Rhymes