Italian photographer Francesco Anselmi is the recipient of the 2016 FotoVisura Grant of $5,000 for Outstanding Personal Project. Anselmi was recognized for his ongoing series that documents the profound changes that Greece is experiencing called “Greek Chronicles.” 

FotoVisura Francesco Anselmi Image

Photo © Francesco Anselmi, from his long-term project ‘Greek Chronicles.’

The FotoVisura Grant for Outstanding Personal Project furthers the work of professional photojournalists pursuing personal projects on socio-cultural issues.

Four finalists were also named in the 2016 FotoVisura Grant: Portuguese photographer João Pina for his documentation of the human cost of the next summer Olympic games in Brazil; Colombian/American photographer Juan Arredondo for his images that capture the lives of child soldiers in Colombia; European photographer Anja Matthes for her series documenting a community of LGBTQ youth of color in the underground NYC Kiki Ballroom scene; and American photographer Johnny Milano for his work that documents the growth of the White Power movement within the U.S. Descriptions of the finalists’ work and the list of 20 honorable mentions can be found on the FotoVisura website.

The grant submissions were judged by a five-person panel: Beth Flynn from The New York Times, Jean-Francois Leroy from Visa pour I’Image, Blinton Cargill from Bloomberg Businessweek, Kate Bubacz from Buzzfeed News and Michael Wichita from AARP.

FotoVisura is accepting applications to the FotoVisura Multimedia Grant through May 22; details on the grant are on the website.

Related Links: 

Álvaro Laíz Wins 2015 FotoVisura Personal Project Grant

Crowd-Funding Success Story: João Pina

Juan Arredondo Named One of 2015 Aaron Siskind Fellowship Winners


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