Justin Maxon and Jared Moossy have won the 2016 Visura Multimedia Grant for their film When the spirit moves, which documents life in Chester, Pennsylvania. Maxon and Moossy, both PDN’s 30 photographers in 2009, were awarded a $5,000 cash prize.
The top finalist was Zackary Canepari, who won $1,000 for Flint is the place, a cross-platform, episodic documentary series that Visura says seeks to “document a specific moment within this American city in an intimate, character-driven way.” The cash prize supported Canepari’s participation in this year’s Photoville festival, which took place in Brooklyn, New York last week. (PDN interviewed Canepari earlier this year about his documentary, T-Rex, which tells the story of a young boxing champion from Flint, Michigan)
Aitor Lara was named a finalist for her project Guardians of the forest about Spain’s child poverty crises. Honorable mention went to Nikos Pilos, Alvaro Laiz, Brent Foster, Joannie Lafreniere, Alaa Hassan, Cole Smothers and Daniel Auf der Mauer.
Visura Multimedia Grants provide support to media producers and documentarians who are members of Visura, an online marketing platform for visual artists.
Judges for this year’s grants included writer/producer Louis Foglia, HBO Associate Creative Director Noah Lerner, Greenpeace Multimedia Editor Sudhanshu Malhotra, The New Yorker Director of Photography Joanna Milter, Wise Entertainment Founder and Co-President Katie Elmore Mota and National Geographic Deputy Director of Photography Patrick Witty.
Photographer Danielle Villasana has won numerous accolades for “A Light Inside,” her project about transgender women. They include the 2015 Inge Morath Award (see “How I Got That Grant: The $5,000 Inge Morath Award“), a 2015 Pride Photo Award, and a place on Getty’s 2015-2016 Emerging Talent roster. Here is her advice about writing successful... More ›
Girma Berta, Emmanuelle Andrianjafy, Georges Senga, Fethi Sahraoui and Lebohang Kganye are the winners of this year’s CAP Prize— the Contemporary African Photography Prize, awarded by the CAP Association. The award is given annually to five photographers whose work “engages with the African continent or its diaspora” and “encourage a rethinking of the image of... More ›
Mark Peterson has won the first Photographer of the Year award, which honors a photographer in the PDN Photo Annual who has produced an outstanding body that reflects the year in photography. Peterson won the $10,000 prize for his book Political Theatre (published by Steidl). Honored in the Photo Books category of the Photo Annual,... More ›