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.
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First Nation photojournalist Josué Rivas has won the 2018 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo for “Standing Strong,” a project about the spiritual awakening that took hold among people resisting the Dakota Access pipeline in 2016. Finalists for the award were Zackary Canepari for “Flint Is a Place,” about the challenges of life in... More ›
Magnus Wennman, staff photographer at the Swedish daily newspaper Aftonbladet, has won Newspaper Photographer of the Year honors at the 75th annual Pictures of the Year International competition. German photographer Matthias Hangst of Getty Images won Sports Photographer of the Year. The POYi competition is run by the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Other... More ›