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.
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 ›
Getty Images has awarded grants of $10,000 each to five photographers to support personal documentary projects of “universal importance,” the photo agency announced on September 7. The editorial grant winners are: Alejandro Cegarra for “Living with Hugo Chavez’s Legacy” Paula Bronstein for “The Cost of War” Antonio Faccilongo for “Habibi” Barbara Peacock for “American Bedroom”... More ›
FotoEvidence and the World Press Photo Foundation have announced a new documentary photography award for 2018 called the FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo. The winner’s work will be published in a book and promoted by FotoEvidence, and two other selected finalists will be exhibited during the World Press Photo Exhibition in 2018 in... More ›