Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N) has won a $310,000 federal grant for an immigrant storytelling project involving VII Photo and Talking Eyes Media, the university announced last week. The grant, from the National Endowment for the Humanities, is for a project called Newest Americans. The project is a collaboration between VII Photo, Talking Eyes Media and RU-N faculty and students to research, produce and distribute immigration-related stories.
The NEH grant will support media production for documenting the immigrant histories of three Newark neighborhoods. It will also support media training in Newark high schools, public humanities programming and a Newark History Bus that will serve as a mobile neighborhood museum and digital media lab.
Inaugural $30K CatchLight Photography Fellowships Go to Sarah Blesener, Brian Frank and Tomas van Houtryve
The inaugural CatchLight Fellowships were awarded to Sarah Blesener, Brian Frank and Tomas van Houtryve, the organization announced today. Fellowship winners receive $30,000 to use to create a body of work. In addition, winners are paired with media partners that will work with them to publish their project. CatchLight is a nonprofit photography organization that... More ›
In accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Center of Photography Infinity Awards, celebrity photographer Harry Benson thanked not only the photo editors and colleagues who had supported him throughout his more than 50-year photojournalism career. He also thanked everyone “who didn’t help me, because they’re the ones you want to show.” The 33rd... More ›
Belgian photographer Frederik Buyckx has won $25,000 as the prize for the Photographer of the Year nomination in the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards. Buyckx was also the first place winner in the Landscape category, one of the ten professional categories in the competition. According to the World Photography Organization, 127,098 entries were received in the Professional category. Buyckx, a freelance photographer,... More ›