“The 2016 Photojournalism Grant empowers photojournalists by supporting their work, mission, and career. Visura awards one winner with a $5000 cash prize. The winner will be announced at the 2016 Lucie Awards in New York City on Sunday, October 23, 2016.
The Grant has a three-tiered mission:
- recognize and support professional photojournalists worldwide;
- support an ongoing or a new project;
- get the work of photojournalists in front of key industry editors and buyers worldwide.
- Kathy Ryan, Director of Photography, The New York Times Magazine
- Lynsey Addario, Photojournalist
- Hideko Kataoka, Director of Photography, Newsweek Japan
- Nicolas Jimenez, Director of Photoraphy, Le Monde
- Maggie Steber, Photojournalist
Your application must include the items listed below. There is no entry fee during the application process.
- Who can submit: Photojournalists worldwide. All Applicants must have an active PLUS, PRIME or GUILD membership account to submit for consideration.
- How to submit: All submissions are made via a “Project” created from your Visura’s dashboard.
- What to submit: Each Entry consists of a project made up of a series of images (minimum of 15 images, maximum 35), a short synopsis and a long written reflection about the project
- Image Specs: minimum 1600px on the longest dimension (22.5 inches @ 72 dpi, JPG format)
- Text: Include a short synopsis and a long written reflection about the project, in first-person, saved as the Project Text. Ex. What is the story or project about? Where does it take place? If more than one place, please specify. If completed, when was it photographed? If ongoing, when did you begin the story/project? What is the story you want to convey?
- All submissions are made via a “Project” created from your Visura photographer’s dashboard
- Projects may be ongoing or a recently completed project
- Image size: minimum 1600px on the longest dimension (22.5 inches @ 72 dpi, JPG format)
- Include a written reflection, in first-person, as the Project text (see below for details)
- Limit one project per photographer
- Projects may be ‘published’ or ‘private’ within the Visura system
For the complete prospectus visit: http://visura.co/assignments/submit/13.
Center for Creative Photography
Saturday, April 23, 2016
“Rebecca (Becky) Senf, chief curator of the Center for Creative Photography, will give a tour of The Lives of Pictures: Forty Years of Collecting at the Center for Creative Photography, currently on view in the CCP galleries. She will give her personal take on the show, sharing the stories of some of her favorite artworks and giving attendees a behind-the-scenes look at how the exhibition was conceived and produced.”
2:00 PM – Film Screening of Louie Palu’s “Kandahar Journals”
“Louie Palu, award-winning documentary photographer and filmmaker, will be in attendance for the screening of his new film, “Kandahar Journals,” which addresses the impossibility of conveying the reality of war through photographs. This film is shown as part of the Arizona International Film Festival. Click here for trailer and details.”
Center for Creative Photography
CCP Auditorium & Gallery
1030 N. Olive Road
“Join an innovative community of non-profit and cause-driven organizations, documentary photographers, filmmakers, change-makers and communications professionals for two days of inspiration and education on the collaborative future of visual storytelling to affect social change.
Each of the presentations will harness the power for visual storytellers, writers, funders, nonprofits, educators, corporations, and public agencies to join together to learn new strategies, tools, and ideas to leverage the power of story and impact social change. This year’s presenters:
- Louie Schwartzberg – Keynote Speaker, Moving Art 24/7 Time-Lapse Film
- Tom Kennedy – Keynote Speaker, Using Collaboration to Make Impactful Change
- Romeo Durscher – Drones for Good
- David Patton – Distribution in Social and Digital Platforms: Feeding Your Beasts
- Tim Greyhavens – Comfort the Afflicted and Afflict the Comfortable: Aligning Photography and Philanthropy to Tell Your Story
- Julia K. Parrish – Head, Heart or Gut? Making Science Matter to Coastal Communities
- Russell Sparkman – On the Horizon: What’s Changing and Why You Should Care
- Bruce Farnsworth & Nicole Donaghy – Forgotten on the Bakken: Illustrating Fracking’s Impact on Traditional Ways of Life
- Sara Terry – The Aftermath Project, War is Only Half the Story: From Project to Non-Profit
- Kristie McLean – The Power of Story: Building Bridges and Advocacy for Obstetric Fistula
- Jeff Cappella – What They See Matters: Testing the Effectiveness of Images
- Alasdair Turner – Raising Awareness: Visual Stories of Science
- Greg Constantine – Nowhere People: Fueling Long Term Projects ThroughCollaborative Approaches and Strategies
- Amy Benson & Scott Squire – A Different Ending: When Documentary Filmmaking and Nonprofit Messaging Conflict
- Benj Drummond & Sara Joy Steele – High hopes: Storytelling to Make Science More Inclusive and Relevant
- Daniel Beltra (just added!)”
For more information visit blueearth.org/conference/2016.
To register for one day or both go to http://www.eventbrite.com/e/collaborations-for-cause-innovations-in-visual-storytelling-for-impact-tickets-19952505481.
New York Times Lens Blog | CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism
Call for Submissions: Fourth Annual New York Portfolio Reviews
Deadline: Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 11:59 PM EDT
Submission Fee: NONE
“Applications are now open for the Fourth Annual New York Portfolio Review, sponsored by the New York Times Lens blog and the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism. And it’s free — because we think that it should be the quality of the work that matters, not how much money you have.
This will be an opportunity for people in the photographic community to meet, trade ideas, help each other — and have fun.
Saturday, April 2, will be for all photographers 21 and older. Each participant will receive six private critiques. Sunday, April 3, will be solely for photographers 18 to 27 and will consist of at least four private critiques for each participant, as well as workshops on how to best present, promote and publish your photographs. We will screen all applicants and choose 100 participants for Saturday and 50 for Sunday. All kinds of photographic work — from fine art to photojournalism — are encouraged.
To enter, submit no more than 20 photos total, from one or two projects. The files should be jpegs, 1200 pixels across and 72 D.P.I. We will inform those who are accepted by March 1st.
Please note: Photographers who attended last year’s review are not eligible to apply this year. Photographers who attended two or three years ago can apply for this year’s review, but they must submit new work and expectations will be higher.”
For the complete prospectus and to submit go to: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/01/14/fourth-annual-new-york-portfolio-review.
“The Clarence John Laughlin Award was instituted by the New Orleans Photo Alliance (NOPA) in 2010 to support the work of photographers who use the medium as a means of creative expression. It honors the life and work of Clarence John Laughlin (1905-1985), a New Orleans photographer best known for his surrealist images of the American South. The Clarence John Laughlin Award grants one $5000 prize annually to a photographer whose work exhibits sustained artistic excellence and creative vision.
Both emerging and established photographers residing in the U.S. may apply. The New Orleans Photo Alliance invites photographers working in all mediums, styles, and schools of thought to apply. Still images made from all photographic processes, both traditional and digital will be considered. There are no restrictions on subject matter or genres. Traditional, contemporary, avant-garde, creative and experimental works that include old and new processes, mixed techniques, and challenging personal and emotional statements are all welcome. Still photography or photographic techniques should be integral to the works submitted.
- $25 application fee, to be directed through Paypal immediately after your application has been successfully uploaded.
- A portfolio of 10 – 20 images. Images can originate in any format but must be submitted digitally through our online application process.
- Each image submitted should be in jpeg format, 12 inches on the longer side, sized at 72 pixels per inch, saved at the highest setting available (usually 10 or 12). Name your files with your last name then first name and image title using underscores to separate. Example: Doe_Jane_ImageTitle.jpg
- Each image submitted will also require a title, dimensions, materials (specifying print medium, i.e. toned silver gelatin print) and year created. Each image file and its accompanying information will be entered and uploaded one at a time. You will have the opportunity to review and rearrange the sequence of your portfolio after all files have been uploaded.
- A concise description of work, limited to 260 characters maximum, which will be visible to the juror alongside your image portfolio.
- A written statement explaining your images, process and intent, 500 words maximum. A Word document should be copied and pasted into the appropriate area at the beginning of the application form.
- Biography or resume/CV. A Word document file should be copied and pasted into the appropriate area at the beginning of the application form.”
For the full prospectus and to apply visit: http://neworleansphotoalliance.org/grants/CJL_Award/guidelines.php.
“LensCulture’s Emerging Talent Awards 2015 is our 3rd annual call to discover the world’s best emerging photographers. Our international jury will select 50 outstanding emerging photographers — from all cultures, all points of view, with no age limit.
We invite you to enter one of the best opportunities for career-changing exposure to our global audience of over 1.4 million, worldwide recognition, an exhibition in San Francisco, projections at photo festivals worldwide, $20,000 in grants, and much more.
- Jennifer Blessing, Senior Curator of Photography, Guggenheim
- Jon Jones, Director of Photography, The Sunday Times Magazine
- María García Yelo, Deputy Director, PhotoEspaña
- Ada Takahashi, Principal, Robert Koch Gallery
- Sacha Lecca, Deputy Photo Editor, Rolling Stone Magazine
- Todd Hido, Photographer
- Mary Virginia Swanson, Advisor to Artists and Arts Organizations
- Jim Casper, Editor-in-Chief, LensCulture”
For the full prospectus and to submit, visit: www.lensculture.com/emerging-talent-awards-2015.
“We know how hard it is to be a photographer today and that every break counts. That’s why we are again putting together 150 photographers and 75 of the most influential editors, curators, gallerists and book publishers for two days of private photo critiques on April 11 and 12.
And … wait for it … it’s free.
Applications are now open for the Third Annual New York Portfolio review, sponsored by the New York Times Lens blog and the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism. This will be an opportunity for people in the photographic community to meet, trade ideas, help each other — and have fun.
Saturday, April 11 will be for all photographers 21 and older, each of whom will receive six private critiques. Sunday, April 12 will be solely for photographers 18 to 27 and will consist of four private critiques for each participant, as well as talks by Santiago Lyon, director of photography for The Associated Press, on building an editorial portfolio, and by the photographer Phil Toledano on the creative process, as well as a panel on working with galleries. You can find a list of this year’s reviewers at the bottom of this page.
We will screen all applicants and choose 100 participants for Saturday and 60 for Sunday. All kinds of photographic work — from fine art to photojournalism — are encouraged.
Please note: Photographers who attended last year’s review will not be eligible to apply this year. Photographers who attended two years ago can apply for this year’s review, but they must submit new work and expectations will be higher.
To enter, send us no more than 20 photos total, from one or two projects, using the form here. The files should be jpegs, 1200 pixels across and 72 D.P.I. The deadline is Feb. 11 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. We will inform those who are accepted by March 4, 2015.”
View the full prospectus and apply at: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/20/third-annual-new-york-portfolio-review/?_r=1.
“Blue Earth sponsors documentary projects whose goal is to educate the public about critical environmental and social issues. We are primarily interested in work that is educational and informational in nature and will consider proposals of any geographic scope involving the photographic and motion picture mediums. Our standard contract sponsors the project for two years.
Blue Earth offers fiscal accountability to the projects we accept for sponsorship. As a non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status, Blue Earth is eligible to receive grants and tax-deductible contributions from private foundations, individuals, or other entities.
Along with this fiscal accountability, we also offer other services. When you join our community of visual storytellers, we offer mentorship throughout the life of your project sponsorship, publicity on our blog and newsletters, help with PR and marketing, and more depending upon individual needs.
We accept submissions for sponsorship twice each year, January 20th and July 20th. Materials must be received in our offices by the deadline. We announce recipients approximately two months later.”
For further details, previously and currently sponsored projects, and the application process visit: www.blueearth.org/projects/submit.cfm.
“PhotoPhilanthropy believes in the power of photography to inspire hope and understanding and to connect people around the world. The Activist Awards have been established to emphasize the important role of high quality documentary photography and visual storytelling as a vehicle to create meaningful impact and social change.
Photo essays must be entered into one of two categories:
- Professional Photographer – $15,000 Grand Prize: Any individual who earns the majority of their living from photography.
- Emerging Photographer – $5,000 Grand Prize: Any individual who does not earn the majority of their income from photography.
In order to reflect current issues, photographs in the essay must have been taken within the last three years. Long-term projects will be accepted as long as the majority of the photographs were taken within the last three years.
Each photographer may enter up to two essays, and although they can be completed in collaboration with the same nonprofit, the subject matter must be different. Essays entered in previous years may not be resubmitted.”
For the full prospectus and to apply visit photophilanthropy.org/award/submission-guidelines.
“The Open Society Documentary Photography Project is soliciting proposals for our next exhibition, Moving Walls 23, opening in June 2015 at Open Society Foundations–New York.
We are seeking photo-based documentary projects that address a social justice or human rights issue in any region where the Open Society Foundations are active.
Since 1998, Moving Walls has showcased over 200 photographers in 22 group exhibitions—at our offices in New York, Washington, D.C., and London—that align with the Open Society Foundations’ mission to advance human rights and social justice.
- Any emerging or veteran photographer who is working long-term to document a human rights or social justice issue may apply for Moving Walls.
- We welcome all applicants, and especially encourage those from underrepresented groups (e.g., applicants from Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East; people representing marginalized groups; and women). All submissions will be considered. The Open Society Foundations does not discriminate based on any status that may be protected by applicable law.
Purpose and Priorities
We are particularly interested in work that provides a fresh perspective and expands the visual language of documentary photography. Therefore, we invite photographers and artists to submit documentary-based work that uses new or creative visual strategies, investigative/storytelling approaches, or technologies. We seek applicants who reflect a diversity of global perspectives, especially those that are under-represented in mainstream narratives and media. Five to six projects will be selected.
We will cover the cost of: printing/framing; $2,500 participation fee; travel cost reimbursement/coverage to attend the opening reception and related events (attendance required); and return shipment of photographs.
Download and review the full application instructions at www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/moving-walls, and then submit your application online at: apply.movingwalls.org/23.