Tag: Open Society FOundations
“The Open Society Foundations invite photographers to submit a body of work for consideration in the Moving Walls 21 group exhibition, scheduled to open in New York in the fall 2013. The Moving Walls exhibition series showcases documentary photography that highlights human rights and social issues that coincide with the Open Society Foundations’ mission. Moving Walls is exhibited at our offices in New York and Washington, D.C.
For participating photographers, a key benefit of the program is to gain exposure for their projects, as well as the social justice or human rights issues they address. In addition to a $2,500 honorarium, photographers receive their professionally produced exhibitions at the end of the exhibition tour in New York and Washington, D.C.
Each Moving Walls exhibit highlights issues or geographic regions where the Open Society Foundations are active. Priority is given to work whose subject has not been recently addressed in Moving Walls, and special consideration is given to long-term work produced over years of commitment to an issue or community. Work in progress may be submitted as long as a substantial portion of the work has been completed.
Any emerging or veteran photographer who is working long-term to document a human rights or social justice issue may apply for Moving Walls.
Photographers working in their home countries, women, emerging artists, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Open Society Foundations does not discriminate based on any status that may be protected by applicable law.”
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.
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.
- 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