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.
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.
South African photojournalist Brent Stirton’s grisly image of a de-horned black rhinoceros, killed by poachers in South Africa’s Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park, won him Wildlife Photographer of the Year honors in the annual competition sponsored by the Natural History Museum, London. Stirton was honored Wednesday evening in a ceremony at the Natural History Museum. His image... More ›
German photographer Andrea Grützner has been awarded the €10,000 ($11,848.50 USD) Jury Prize of the 2017 ING Unseen Talent Award. Robin Lopvet has won the Public Prize, which comes with a commission to create new work for the ING Collection. The three finalists for the awards are Belgium photographer Tom Callemin, UK-based photographer Alexandra Lethbridge... More ›
Sharafat Ali has won the 2017 Ian Parry Scholarship, the board of the scholarship program announced yesterday. Ali, who is based in Kashmir and covers conflict, politics, faith and daily life in the region, won the Award for Achievement for his work on anti-India protests in the region. Ali and three other finalists will receive cash awards of... More ›