our grant

pictures for parity


The International Surf Archive encourages diversity in the world of surfing.

Since the beginning of the 20th century, women surfers have fought to make their mark on the waves, at surf competitions and in surf history. 

Yet, on the beach, in the water or in a studio, it is estimated that behind the camera men make up more than 95% of surf photographers. 

In order for things to change faster, to be better and for diversity to grow in surf culture, TISA is committed to supporting the emergence of photography projects developed by women with the yearly grant Pictures for Parity.

for Parity

The grant supports projects at different levels of completion whether the project is still at the drafting stage or has only just started. With a 1st prize of $5000 and a second prize of $1000, the grant contributes to the production costs (material, travel, etc.) of the projects. The projects can be very diverse: photoreports, trips, series, etc.

Applications are open to 18+ professionals or amateurs, who identify as female or non-binary, regardless of their age or country of residence. 

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The winners of the 2022 grant

Amanda Prifti - Winner prix: 5000$

The American photographer Amanda Prifti wonthe first prize of the Pictures for Parity grant thanks tothe “Emergence” project which will tell the story of female Peruvian surfers from Huanchaco. They challenge cultural and community norms by reclaiming their place in the waves, with the help of the Ground Swell Community NGO.

Emy Dossett - Runner-up prix: 1000$

Emy Dossett, who is from Australia, wonthe second prize with “Loggers Latina”. During several months, Emy will share the daily life of Mexican professional female longboard surfers and show how being a Logger Latina in a country that is home to beautiful stretches of coastline with an abundance of world-class surf breaks doesn’t always present an abundance of opportunities...