10 грантов для гениальных фотографов

The Open Society Documentary Photography Project offers grants for documentary photographers from Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Afghanistan, Mongolia, and Pakistan. With these grants, we support visual documentation of important human rights and social issues in the region and provide training and mentorship to local photographers.

We will award approximately ten cash stipends in the amount of $3,500 USD each to photographers to produce a photo essay on a critical human rights or social issue in the region. Along with the stipend, successful applicants will receive two master-level workshops (past workshops were held in Istanbul and Tbilisi) on visual storytelling through photography and multimedia. These workshops are led by internationally-recognized photographers and industry professionals who will provide ongoing mentorship throughout the six-month grant term.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The competition is open to photographers from the following countries: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
  • Applicants must currently reside in their home country. Exceptions will be made for applicants from Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan living outside their home country.
  • Applicants from other countries may also be eligible if they can demonstrate a long-term commitment to one of the designated countries (for example, by having lived and worked in one of the countries for many years).
  • Professional and emerging photographers are eligible to apply. Photographers who have not specialized in documentary photography will be considered as long as the proposed work is documentary in nature.
  • Technical familiarity with photography is required. Journalists or activists who have not had experience with photography are not eligible to apply.

Applicants must speak English or Russian.

Participants must be able to attend both workshops (in December 2013 and June 2014) and commit themselves to working and communicating consistently over the six months of the grant term.

Collaborative projects will be considered and applicants from different countries may apply together (in which case each photographer will receive a $3,500 grant)

If you have any questions, please contact Anna Overstrom-Coleman, Program Assistant, at 212-506-0009 or aoverstrom-coleman@sorosny.org.

Deadline: Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 5 p.m. 

To apply, please visit: soros.org

Источник opensocietyfoundations.org

Срок приема документов: 
5 марта 2013