Posts Tagged ‘Open Society Foundations’

How Greg Constantine Keeps a Human Rights Story in the Public Eye, and the News Cycle

Posted by on Thursday May 14, 2015 | Media, Photojournalism

For more than a decade, photographer Greg Constantine has worked to document the lives of stateless people—people who have no nationality and are denied basic human rights—in places such as Sri Lanka, Kenya, Malaysia and Ukraine. Constantine has also photographed Burma’s Rohingya Muslims, hundreds of thousands of whom live as refugees in Bangladesh, who are... More

OSI Announces 2014 Audience Engagement Grant Winners, and New Funding Model

Posted by on Tuesday November 4, 2014 | Uncategorized

Open Society Documentary Photography Project has announced the winners of its Audience Engagement Grant Program, which supports photographers who “have gone beyond documenting a human rights or social justice issue to enacting change.” This year, Open Society Foundations offered two forms of support. The Project Development grants  gave grantees a chance to attend a workshop,... More

Attention Photojournalists: Upcoming Grant and Prize Deadlines

Posted by on Wednesday October 15, 2014 | Awards/Contests/Grants

Looking for support for your visual journalism? Take note of these calls for entries. Tim Hetherington Grant A joint initiative of World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch, the Tim Hetherington Grant is a 20,000 euro prize awarded annually to a visual journalist. The grant is intended to help photographers and filmmakers finish ongoing projects... More

Founders of Everyday Feeds Launch @EverydayEverywhere, “Family of Man for the Modern Age”

Posted by on Tuesday October 7, 2014 | Media, Social Media/Web

Two years after photographer Peter DiCampo and writer Austin Merrill launched Everyday Africa to share images that defy stereotypes about the continent, the popular Instagram feed has spawned multiple imitations, including Everyday Asia, Everyday Middle East, Everyday Iran, Everyday Sri Lanka, and Everyday USA. Now photographers behind 11 of the feeds have launched @EverydayEverywhere and... More

What We’re Following on Instagram This Week

Posted by on Tuesday June 17, 2014 | Photojournalism, Social Media/Web

Here’s what the @pdnonline folks are checking out this week on Instagram. Cengiz Yar, Jr @burndiary Burn, the online magazine for emerging photographers founded by David Alan Harvey, has been using Instagram to post photo essays: one photographer sharing photos from somewhere in the world for seven days. This week: Cengiz Yar, Jr., (@hfwh) posting... More

Open Society, Smith Memorial Fund, Burn Magazine, Boulat Association Calling for Grant Applications

Posted by on Tuesday May 20, 2014 | Photojournalism

The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund,  Open Society Foundations, Association Pierre et Alexandra Boulat, and Burn Magazine are all soliciting applications for major photojournalism grants. Deadlines are fast approaching. The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund has issued its last call for entries for its $30,000 Grant in Humanistic Photography. There is a $50 application fee,... More

Alexia Foundation, Open Society Calling for Submissions

Posted by on Wednesday April 2, 2014 | Fine Art, Photojournalism

The Alexia Foundation and the Open Society Foundations separately announced calls for submissions from photographers yesterday. The Alexia Foundation issued a call for entries for its 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant, which will provide a $25,000 grant for the production of a project “on a significant issue involving and affecting women,” the foundation said in its... More

Facebook’s Teru Kuwayama on How To Use Social Media for Documentary Storytelling

Posted by on Friday February 28, 2014 | Media, Photojournalism, Social Media/Web

Long before he went to work for Facebook as the social media giant’s liaison to the photo community, photographer Teru Kuwuyama saw social media as a tool for photographers “to eliminate the gatekeepers and the editors, and to be our own operators,” he told a standing-room-only crowd at the Aperture Gallery in New York on... More