CatchLight has announced the shortlist for the inaugural CatchLight Fellowship, which supports the use of photography to bring awareness to challenging social issues. From the shortlist, three fellows will be chosen to receive a $30,000 award  and a collaboration with one of CatchLight’s media partners to assist in distribution. The three media partners are The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, The Marshall Project and Reveal, the news outlet of The Center for Investigative Reporting. The winners of the fellowships will be announced April 25.

The 11 photographers on the shortlist have extensive experience documenting social and economic issues. They are:
Laia Abril
Poulomi Basu
Sarah Blesener
Danny Wilcox Frazier
Brian Frank
Ziyah Gafic
Tomas Van Houtryve
Kirsten Luce
Carlos Javier Ortiz
Hank Willis Thomas
Sim Chi Yin

The jury chose the shortlist after reviewing 327 proposals with input from the three media partners. The jury was lead by Stephen Mayes, executive director of the Tim Hetherington Trust and a board member of CatchLight.

The jurors were Lacy Austin, director of community programs, International Center of Photography; photographer Ed Kashi (a member of the Catchlight advisory council); photographer and writer Shahidul Alam; Paul Lowe, director, London College of Communication; Lekgetho Makola, Market Photo Workshops; Jamie Wellford, National Geographic; and Amy Yenkin, independent photo editor.

Representatives of the three media partners will choose the Fellows: Carroll Bogert, The Marshall Project; Robert Rosenthal, Reveal; and Jon Sawyer, The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

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