January 14, 2009

PHOTOGRAPHY / GRANTS: Photography grants will go toward works on social justice

Photography grants will go toward works on social justice

Posted on: 08/01/2009 Basic Journalism, Fellowships and Awards, Human Rights, Photojournalism Deadline: 20/03/2009 Country: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

The New York-based Open Society Institute recently announced a grant and training opportunity for documentary photographers from Afghanistan, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Mongolia and Pakistan. Deadline: March 20, 2009.

About 20 selected photographers will receive US$3,500 to produce works on human rights or social justice issues in their region.

Grantees will also be assigned an internationally recognized photographer as a mentor to work with in workshops at the beginning and end of the grant and throughout the grant term. The five day workshops, to be held in Central Asia and the Caucasus, will cover professional basics and examine options for the continuation of the participant's photo project.

All expenses are paid by the Open Society Institute. For more information (in English and Russian), click here.


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