Sony and Me Ra

Calling All Women Photographers

Me Ra Koh

Have you submitted your application for the Sony Alpha Female Grant?

Sony Alpha Female Grant with Me Ra Koh and Brooke Shaden

*Click Here to apply.

Sony is making a BOLD move to change the photography industry for women photographers and filmmakers!

Enter the Sony Alpha Female Grant Creator-In-Residence call for entry for the chance to win a $25,000 to better your photography business, $5,000 in new professional gear, an exhibition of your work, as well as mentorship and networking opportunities.

I’m so proud to be one of the five mentors for this program!  For those of you who have been following me for the last fifteen years, you know my heart and soul is this program.  There are four AWE-mazing women photographers who will mentor the recipients with me.  Meet them all on the Sony Alpha Female Grant site.  Michaela Ion, the fierce and inspiring Sony executive behind this program, shares the backstory to why Sony is doing this.  Her words are powerful and moving!  Read them here!

To join a LIVE Q&A with Sony, register here.

I’m sure you also have a ton of questions.  We got you!  Click the Sony Alpha Female Grant FAQ page for answers!

Ladies, you are powerful beyond measure. Sony is giving you an incredible opportunity to express yourself. Be bold and go for it!



  1. Nanette says:

    I applied. I know I have a million miles to go before I will feel comfortable calling myself a photographer but I’m moving forward and applying was a step in the right direction. I learned from simply going through the application process and look forward to the next time this becomes available to try again. Thank you for inspiring women everywhere and encouraging us all to put ourselves out there and try.

    • Me Ra Koh says:

      Nanette, I just have to tell you that I love what you wrote when you said “but I’m moving forward and applying was a step in the right direction.” Good for you! It’s one step at a time! And somehow God multiplies those steps when we’re not even looking! Just wait and see!

  2. Bridget says:

    I just read your story and “Wow” you are Amazing! I am so glad I found you! I am now following you, I am sooo excited, your story and my story are a lot alike. I am so happy to have found someone to inspire me! Thank You !!!

    • Me Ra Koh says:

      Hi Bridget!
      I’m so glad you found me too! Thank you for all your kind words. Life is so much better when we walk this journey with people who are kindred spirits. Definitely join our private FB too! It’s called “Confidence with Me Ra Koh and Brian Tausend”. It’s such a wonderful community of support and photography. Look forward to getting to know you more!