Davide Monteleone of Italy has won the $20,000 Aftermath Project Grant for his project “Red Thistle” The Northern Caucasus Journey.” The Aftermath Project, which supports documentary photo projects about regions that have experienced conflict, announced the winner and finalists for the grant on December 14.

Monteleone was previously a finalist for the 2009 Aftermath Project Grant for his work in the Caucasus. Sara Terry, photojournalist and founder of The Aftermath Project, says this is the first time a finalist has gone on to win the grant. “The work he submitted this year showed a remarkable deepening of his work and a much more clearly articulated statement of the aftermath he is seeking to illuminate.”

The Aftermath Project also announced four finalists:

Miquel Dewever-Plana, France: “Guatemala: The Other War”

Elizabeth Herman, US: “Women Warriors: Bangladesh”

Massimo Mastrorillo and Lara Ciarabellini, Italy: “Bosnia y Herzegovina – If Chaos Awakens the Madness”

Carlos Javier Ortiz, US: “Too Young to Die”

The winner and finalists were selected from 155 applicants. An initial screening was done in mid-November by Terry and Lesley Meyer of the Annenberg Space for Photography. The remaining submissions were then judged by Terry; Stephen Mayes, managing director of the VII Photo Agency; Denise Wolff, book editor at Aperture; and Jeff Jacobson, photojournalist and board member of The Aftermath Project.

Images from the grant winner and finalists  will be online in early 2011 at www.theaftermathproject.org.

The Aftermath Project grant is supported by the Foundation to Promote Open Society. The Aftermath Project, a non-profit, is also supported by the Compton Foundation and tax-deductible donations from individuals.

Tags:

COMMENTS

MORE POSTS

Charges Dropped for Four Journalists Arrested at Inauguration

Posted by on Wednesday February 1, 2017 | Photojournalism

Federal prosecutors have dropped felony charges against four of the six journalists arrested during Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20, the AP has reported. Charges agains Matthew Hopard, John Keller and Alexander Rubenstein were dropped on January 30. Charges against Evan Engel were dropped on January 27. Charges are still pending against Shay Horse and... More

Trump’s Order Barring Muslims Hits World Press, ICP

Posted by on Sunday January 29, 2017 | Photojournalism

World Press Photo has announced a last-minute decision to replace juror Eman Mohammed, a U.S. resident (and 2010 PDN’s 30) who fears she’ll be barred from re-entering the U.S. if she travels to Amsterdam this week to help judge the competition. Separately, a Syrian photographer scheduled to speak at International Center of Photography on March... More

Police Intimidation Watch: Six Journalists Charged with Felonies on Inauguration Day

Posted by on Wednesday January 25, 2017 | Copyright/Legal, Photojournalism

Six journalists, including a freelance photographer and a documentary producer, are facing felony rioting charges following their arrests while covering protests during the presidential inauguration, The Guardian has reported. If convicted, the journalists face up to ten years in jail and fines of up to $25,000. Journalists arrested at the January 20 protests in Washington,... More