Four photographers have been selected to share a $65,000 special grant to support documentary coverage of the Sahrawi people of Africa and their ongoing struggle for independence in a disputed region of the Western Sahara, the Aftermath Project has announced.
Photographers Stephen Ferry of the US, Christian Tasso of Italy, Simona Ghizzoni of Italy, and Arthur Conrad Kisitu of Uganda will receive money to support their various projects about daily life, culture, and the role of women in the Sahrawi community.
The grant funding was provided by the Howard G. Buffet foundation. It supports global health, humanitarian, and conservation projects, and is administered by the son of billionaire Warren Buffet.
The Aftermath Project is serving as a grant administrator. It supports photographers covering the aftermath of war by awarding its own grants each fall.
The winners for the Sahrawi grant were selected from 101 applications submitted from around the world. Judges included Stephen Mayes, director of VII; Denise Wolff, editor of Aperture, and Sara Terry, director/founder of the Aftermath project.
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