Burn Magazine, Others Announce Awards at LookBetween

Davide Monteleone has won the $15,000 Emerging Photographer Grant from Burn Magazine and the non-profit Magnum Foundation for his work on the Northern Caucuses. Burn’s founder, photographer David Alan Harvey, announced Monteleone’s prize on Saturday June 12 at the LookBetween festival in Charlottesville, VA. 

The grant supports the continuation of a photographic project with either a journalistic purpose or purely personal and artistic intent. Monteleone has been documenting the Caucuses since 2008. 

Other prizes and honors were also announced at LookBetween. Masud Alam Liton, a photo student at the Pathshala South Asian Media Academy in Dhaka, Bangladesh, won the Student Project Award from the photo cooperative Luceo Images. Liton, who will receive $1,000 and a year’s mentorship with a photographer at Luceo, was chosen from applicants representing 43 schools on three continents, according to Luceo photographer Daryl Peveto announced.

 Though Bryan Anselm’s proposal for a project on the Srebrenica Genocide did not win the Luceo Student Project Award, his work was so highly regarded by the judges that one of them, Michael Wichita of AARP, offered Anselm an assignment.

Erik Danzer from Photocrati, a digital media company that provides online and blogging support for photographers, announced the winner of its $5,000 grant to an emerging photographer working on humanitarian or environmental projects. Seattle photographer Mark J. Davis won the Photocrati grant for his work on the effects of large-scale fishing on the livelihoods of individual fishermen in Chile.

Also at LookBetween, Ted Genoways, editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review, a sponsor of the festival, announced that the magazine is devoting an issue to photography. Ten of the emerging photographers invited to the festival will be published in the special issue—and paid for their contributions. Genoways said he and Look3 founder Nick Nichols would be conferring about the selection of photographers—but during the Saturday night slideshow, Genoways was taking notes on his program.

For more on LookBetween, see Look Between Highlights Emerging Photographers' Multimedia.

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