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.

A still from When the Spirit Moves, the film by Justin Maxon and Jared Moossy that won top honors in the 2016 Visura Multimedia Grant.  

A still from When the Spirit Moves, the film by Justin Maxon and Jared Moossy that won top honors in the 2016 Visura Multimedia Grant.

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.

Related Links:

Photoville 2013: Restoring Fragile Memories, a look at Justin Maxon’s project “Heaven’s Gain.”

Frames Per Second: Lessons Learned About Breaking Into Video

The Funding and Distribution of a Feature-Length Documentary


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