The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography & Film is accepting proposals for their $5,000 grants for a documentary photo project and a short documentary film. The deadline to enter is March 31, 2016.
The Foundation awards one $5,000 grant to a photo project concerning pressing social issues “such as health, poverty, oppression, war, famine, religious/political persecution and similar topics.” Photographers can apply for support for either new or continuing projects by submitting a 15-image portfolio, written proposal, CV and other supporting documents. The 12 shortlisted portfolios will be displayed during the Rencontres d’Arles festival in France in 2016. The winner must complete the proposed project within a year of receiving the grant.
The 2015 recipient of the Grant was Pablo Ernesto Piovano of Argentina, for his project on the human cost of the widespread use of herbicides in agriculture in Argentina.
The Foundation is also offering a new, $5,000 grant to support what it calls “Short-short Documentary Film.” Filmmakers can submit samples of their field work and proposals for producing films “highlighting human unrest, forgotten communities, over-exploited people and environments impacted by war, poverty, famine, disease, exploitation and global distress.”
A full list of guidelines for both grants are available on the website of the Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation.
The NewsGuild of New York, the union representing The New York Times staffers, told members in a newsletter this morning that it will fight The Times’ proposed 20 percent reduction in photo desk staff via buyout. “As the Times makes changes to become a more ‘visually oriented’ news source, it is simply illogical to buy... More ›
Reuters has published a message from Editor-in-Chief Steve Adler to his staff that outlines how the news agency should cover the Trump administration in a “challenging” climate. “It’s not every day that a U.S. president calls journalists ‘among the most dishonest human beings on earth’ or that his chief strategist dubs the media ‘the opposition... More ›
Patagonia is using their recent winter catalogue to raise awareness of an environmental issue they’ve been working on for years: Protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil drilling and other resource exploitation. The outdoor clothing and gear company licensed images for the catalogue and its communications from conservation photographer Florian Schulz, who is currently... More ›