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.
The Magnum Foundation Fund has announced the recipients of its 2018 grant. The winners will receive grants of varying amounts as well as “project development support” to explore “new models of storytelling.” The Magnum Foundation announced the news today. The eight winning projects are: “Eclipse” by Sagar Chhetri; “Orinoco Women’s Journal” by Juanita Escobar; “Santa Barbara”... More ›
Grant competition jurors reject hundreds of applications because photographers often treat them like contest entry forms, “with a project description, but little or nothing about how they’re going to execute it or distribute the work,” says Chelsea Matiash, senior editor at The New York Times and a juror for the 2017 Getty Editorial grants. “Jurors... More ›
Eight photographers have won the first Reuters photojournalism grants of $5,000, the news service announced today. Reuters created the grant program to support “a diverse new generation of photojournalists” who can tell stories from new and different perspectives. Reuters launched the initiative last year at Visa pour l‘image international festival of photojournalism in Perpignan, France.... More ›