The Foto Awards

Recognizing inspirational women photographers
October 23 - 25, 2020

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The Foto Awards, recognizing women photographers who inspire!

Join us in uplifting the incredible contributions women make to the creative world. We recognize the power of women (cis, trans, and non-binary people who identify with women) photographers in our communities and invite you to celebrate with us! ⁠This year’s celebration will feature three days of virtual events including a silent auction, music and conversations with photography innovators, community advocates and entrepreneurs. 100% of proceeds will support Las Fotos Project’s year-round programs.

Be a part of this memorable weekend of photography and inspiration!

Ticketing Info

Pick up an all-access pass and join us for the full weekend + get some special perks, or pick your favorite events and create your own mix & match package!

General Admission
All Access Ticket: $55
Mix & Match Tickets: $10 – $15

Special Perks (+ more to be announced!)
Kailyn Hype DJ Mix!

Event Schedule

Friday, October 23
The Celebration Begins!

Kick off this weekend uplifting and celebrating women in photography!

12:00 PM

The Foto Awards Silent Auction Opens! This year, over 45 women photographers have donated images to our silent auction! Scroll below to get a sneak peek and find your favorites! All proceeds support Las Fotos Project’s year-round programs for teen girls.

7:00 – 8:30 PM

The Foto Awards Ceremony! This is where the party really begins. Join us in celebrating our 2020 awardees and enjoy a super special mix by DJ KailynHype to get you ready for the weekend!

Saturday, October 24
InFocus Conversations

Join our award winners and guest moderators for an in-depth look at their photography and candid conversations about women in photography.

3:30 – 3:40 PM

Self-Expression Awardee Anna Grevenitis and youth Awardee MiaBella Chavez talk about their creative work with guest moderator, Tara Burns from the Hammer Museum.

4:00 – 4:40 PM

Advocacy Awardee Hannah Reyes Morales and youth Awardee Annie Son share their experiences as documentarians with guest moderator; Veronica Alvarez from California Institute of the Arts.

5:00 – 5:40 PM

Editorial Awardee Cara Romero and youth Awardee Romi Estrada dig deep into the world of editorial photography with guest moderator and journalist, Stephanie Mendez.

Sunday, October 25
Network & Brunch

Round out the weekend by connecting with other creatives and professionals who are uplifting women in photography.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Las Fotos Project Sister Circle Networking Brunch! Grab your favorite brunchy munchs and connect with other professionals and creatives in one of our break-out conversation rooms: Arts Education, Entrepreneurship in the Arts and Racial Justice in the Arts.

12:00 PM

Silent Auction Ends! Remember to close out your bids and say hello to your new, favorite photographs

Presenting the 2020 Awardees:

Self-Expression Award

Presented by Rad Furniture/LANDER.LA. For bravery in creative expression or personal narratives in photography.

Anna Grevenitis

MiaBella Chavez

Meet Anna & MiaBella

Advocacy Award

Presented by morena strategies. For power in photojournalism or use of photography for community advocacy & social justice.

Hannah Reyes Morales

Annie Son

Meet Hannah & Annie

Editorial Award

Presented by Getty Images. For inspirational entrepreneurs or innovators.

Cara Romero

Romi Estrada

Meet Cara & Romi

Silent Auction

The Foto Awards Silent Auction features images from over 45 photographers from across the country. The Silent Auction will open on October 23, 2020 and close on October 25, 2020. Click in an image below to get a sneak peek & stay tuned for bidding details!

Please note:

Winning Bidders will be notified on immediately at the close of the auction (Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 12pm) and photo prints will be mailed to the address registered.

All prints will be sized at 20″x30″ unless it is a square image, in which case it will be printed at 20″x20″.

For questions, please contact

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