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Alpha Female

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Sony Artisan of Imagery

You are powerful beyond measure.

We’re giving you an outlet to express yourself.

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Imaging Collective Member

Become An
Alpha Female

Five professional creators with a lifelong commitment to photography or filmmaking. Six months to advance their careers. Are you one of them?

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The Grant

$25,000 to remove what's been holding you back and take your career to the next level.

The Gear

$5,000 in gear — A new camera and lens? More lenses and accessories for the camera you already have? You choose. And if it's still not enough, we'll loan you more.

The Perks

Mentorship from another successful Alpha Female. Extensive education opportunities. Networking events with other creators in New York and Los Angeles. An exhibit of your work at the end of the program. And much more.


These Alpha Females have been changing the world for the better for years. Fighting for the environment, empowering women, creating extraordinary art that challenges tradition, imparting professional knowledge, building multi-pronged businesses — these women have been paving the way for the next generation of creators and are ready to help you take your career to the next level.


Applications are open. Here is what you'll need:

  • Your resume
  • A one-minute video introduction of yourself
  • Up to 5 photo and/or video samples
  • A short written essay describing your biggest career challenge and how this program will help you overcome it
  • A written pitch of how you would leverage the program to achieve your career aspirations and what the outcome would be
  • A high-level budget plan (what you'd be spending the money on)

The selected creators will be announced October 2018.

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Choosing A

Participants will be selected by a jury consisting of Sony representatives and members of the photography and filmmaking industries. The jury will select the participants who make the most compelling case for how the program will advance their careers and who have a clear vision for their career progress.