Tag: Leora Kahn

Deadline March 15th: PROOF Award for the Emerging Photojournalist

Call for Entries: Award for the Emerging Photojournalist
Deadline: Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 5:00 pm EST
Application fee: $10

“PROOF knows that emerging photojournalists want to do meaningful projects related to human rights and social justice issues but oftentimes don’t have the funds or connections to do so. For this reason, we’re offering an award to help an emerging photojournalist jump-start their project by providing funding and support from the media community.

Leora Kahn, Executive Director of PROOF, Ed Kashi of VII, Amy Yenkin from the Open Society Foundations, and Ann Friedman the Executive Editor of GOOD.

The selected photojournalist will receive USD $2500 to put toward their project. The final three candidates will have their work showcased through GOOD. Second and third place finalists will also have the opportunity for a portfolio review with Jamie Wellford of Newsweek.  In addition to the financial award, the winner will also:

  • Have the opportunity to directly submit their work to Ed Kashi for review, guidance and feedback, for a period of six months.
  • Have their work featured on PROOF’s website.
  • Receive a portfolio and project consultation from Human Rights Watch, a New York based non-profit.

Application Guidelines

  • Statement of Purpose (maximum 500 words)
  • Project proposal and budget summary (maximum 500 words)
  • Portfolio of 10-12 photographs that demonstrate your commitment to human rights and social justice issues
  • Resume or CV
  • Application fee of USD $10.00 made payable to PROOF: Media for Social Justice

Submit your application on line here.

April 11th, NYC: PROOF Photography Benefit Auction

PROOF Photography Benefit Auction
Monday, April 11, 2011, 6 to 9 pm

“Please join us for an auction of select photography, hosted by Tony and Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright/actor Eric Bogosian.

During the reception, you will have the opportunity to view and bid on works of such photographers as Mark Seliger, Douglas Kirkland, Malick Sidibe, David Maisel, Andrew Moore, Ed Kashi and others.  Click here to preview the artwork.

A non-profit (501c3) organization, PROOF uses photography as means to inform and educate global audiences about the economic, political, and humanitarian hardships facing post-conflict societies. Powered by a strong belief that visual media is a unique and potent tool in the fight for human rights, its goal is to create and sustain a campaign of activism and empowerment to promote social change.

For more information please visit www.proofmsj.org or contact us at proofmsj[at]gmail.com.”

Hosted by


Sun Studios
628 Broadway  (between W. Houston and Bleeker St.)
New York, New York 10012  [map]

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online.


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