Indian photographer Souvid Datta has been awarded the 2016 Visura Photojournalism Grant and a $5,000 cash prize to help support his long-term project “Vanishing Girls of West Bengal.” The project explores child sex trafficking and the socio-economic conditions that perpetuate it, as well as the challenges that NGOs face in tackling the issue.
Twelve additional photojournalists were recognized as finalists for the grant. The top two finalists included Greek photographer Nikos Pilos for his project, “Trapped,” and Italian photographer Giorgio Bianchi for “The Silent War.” Colombian/American photographer Juan Arredondo was the third runner-up for his project, “Everybody Needs a Good Neighbor.” The remaining finalists included Italian photographer Alberto Maretti, Greek photographer Angelos Tzortzinis, Turkish photographer Emine Sevim, Syrian photographer Abd Doumany, American photographer Anna Boyiazis, Turkish photographer Furkan Temir, American photographer Sarah Blesener, Danish photographer Rasmus Degnbol and European photographer Anja Matthes.
Winners were announced during the 14th annual Lucie Awards in New York City. Judges for the Visura Photojournalism grand include Kathy Ryan of The New York Times, Nicolas Jimenez of Le Monde, photojournalist Lynsey Addario, Hideko Kataoka of Newsweek Japan, and photographer Maggie Steber.
Mathieu Asselin’s book Monsanto: A Photographic Investigation has won the $10,000 First PhotoBook Prize in the 2017 Paris Photo—Aperture Foundation PhotoBook awards. Published by Verlag Kettler and Acte Sud, the book combines original photos, old Monsanto ads and archival material about the pesticide manufacturer. Dayanita Singh won PhotoBook of the Year for Museum Bhavan, her... More ›
Getty Images and Instagram have awarded $10,000 grants to three emerging photographers who use the social media platform to share stories of underrepresented communities: Nina Robinson (@arkansasfamilyalbum) photographers her family and their community in rural Arkansas. Saumya Khandelwal’s (@khandelwal_saumya) images follow the daily lives of young girls in Uttar Pradesh, India who are forced into... More ›
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 ›