Photography Scholarships

Creative Camera is offering two photography scholarships for 2021.


If you are aged between 18–25, fluent in English and have a keen passion for the art of photography or its ability to tell stories, then read on to find out more.


Scholarship One


The first of the photography scholarships is an interactive online course set over 6 months which includes sessions on historical and contemporary photography, practical exercises to develop your creativity, project development and much more. It has 30 hours contact time with image reviews and mentoring, online discussions and content delivery. The course will run from May 1st, 2021 with online session times to be agreed. The course focus is to lead to you towards creating a series of photographs that you can showcase in the next step; building and maintaining a serious interest in photography. You can read more about the course programme here: Online Photography Course


Scholarship Two


This is a week’s location photography in the internationally renowned resort of Essaouira, Morocco, where you will receive 1:1 mentoring. Morocco regularly attracts artists, film makers, musicians and writers. Jimmy Hendrix and Orson Welles are the two most famous visitors. More recently it’s been a location for Game of Thrones. The town offers much for the photographer and is a constant source of inspiration for the many workshop attendees that arrive here.

During your time in Essaouira, you will explore creative ways of bringing the location to life through your own way of seeing. You will be mentored across the week with trips to locations both within the town and outside in the countryside, at markets and on the coast. The focus is on finding a personal angle through your photography rather than recording a trip, culminating with a coherent series of images to provide you with a platform to gaining a foothold in the photographic art/documentary/journalism community. Find out more about what photography workshops in Essaouira typically offer: Creative Photography


What you’ll receive for this scholarship:

Free accommodation, meals and airport transfers.

Daily mentoring.

A final online portfolio for the images you produce during the week.

Please note flights and travel insurance are not included.


Please read the conditions for each scholarship carefully



Scholarship one, the online photography course is available for anyone who for whatever reason has not been able to attend an undergraduate formal course of study. The online course scholarship is a comprehensive study which covers some of the content present on a university programme.

The second scholarship is available to photography graduates who have completed their studies in 2020. It’s open to both degree and foundation course degree graduates.

You will need to provide evidence in both cases if you are shortlisted for the scholarship. This may include a certificate of course completion or letter from a tutor, or a personal statement explaining why you have been unable to join a formal course of study.

It goes with our saying that any professional photographers are unable to benefit from the offers.


How to apply


Provide a link to an online gallery of your photography. It can be on any platform as long as the images are in a format which is easy to view at a decent size. Instagram may not be best suited for this.

For the first scholarship, tell me the circumstances behind why you have not been able to study on an advanced course in photography.

For Scholarship two, explain how the location experience in Morocco will benefit your ambitions.

For both applications, choose a photographer you admire and in 1000 words tell me why their images appeal to you. The programme study areas of both scholarships relate to; street, found still life, portraits and landscape genres, so keep your pitch within these areas.

The deadline for both applications is February 28th 2021. For the winner of the Morocco photography trip, a date will be set for this when it is absolutely safe to travel beyond Covid restrictions.

All final decisions for the photography scholarships will be made by Darren Lewey and Brian Law ARPS.


About Creative Camera

Darren Lewey has worked as a documentary film maker for C4 and the BBC as well as an factual film editor. He has a MSc in film Production and a BA (Hons) in Photography.  As a qualified teacher he taught for 10 years at several colleges in the UK before relocating to Morocco in 2010 to run photography workshops and tours.


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Make clear in the subject box whether you are applying for scholarship one or two.

Good luck!

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