Posted by Conor Risch on Tuesday April 25, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants
© Tomas van Houtryve. CatchLight fellows receive financial and media support to pursue innovative stories that bring awareness to social issues.
The inaugural CatchLight Fellowships were awarded to Sarah Blesener, Brian Frank and Tomas van Houtryve, the organization announced today. Fellowship winners receive $30,000 to use to create a body of work. In addition, winners are paired with media partners that will work with them to publish their project. CatchLight is a nonprofit photography organization that... More ›
Posted by Stacey Goldberg on Wednesday April 12, 2017 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism
© Sarah Blesener/Alexia Foundation
New York-based photographer Sarah Blesener has won the $20,000 Professional Grant from the Alexia Foundation for her series “Toy Soldiers,“ which documents youth patriotic clubs, education and summer camps in Russia. Blesener, a recent graduate of the International Center of Photography and recipient of the Alexia Student Award in 2016, will use the funds to photograph rising... More ›