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.
The recipients hail from several countries. They are: Daro Sulakauri, who is based in Tbilisi, Georgia; Russian photographer Ekaterina Anchevskaya; Gabriel Scarlett, a student at Western Kentucky University; Egyptian photographer Heba Khamis; Houston-based photojournalist Loren Elliott; Bolivian photojournalist Manuel Seoane; Nicky Woo, who splits time between New York and Africa; and Thomas Nicolon, who works in Central Africa.
Grant-winners will have their pictures distributed globally by Reuters, and Yannis Behrakis, a Pulitzer Prize-winner and Reuters’ senior editor for special projects, will mentor the recipients as they work on their projects.
The application deadlines for two great funding and educational opportunities are quickly approaching. Magnum Foundation’s Photography and Social Justice Program supports early-career photographers “who are passionate about challenging injustice, pursuing social equality, and advancing human rights through photography,” the Foundation says in its description of the program. “This program especially aims to support people of... More ›
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 ›