Eight Photographers Win Reuters Photojournalism Grants of $5K

Posted by on Wednesday May 16, 2018 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

An image from grant winner Gabriel Scarlett’s project “On Poisoned Land,” which looks at how the Navajo living on the Navajo Nation Reservation suffer from decades of uranium contamination from mines that fed the U.S. nuclear program. © Gabriel Scarlett

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.

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