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The 2014 Tim Hetherington Grant
The Tim Hetherington Grant is an annual 20,000 euro grant awarded to a visual journalist to finalize an ongoing project on a human rights theme. All professional photographers and filmmakers are now invited to apply until 31 October. The grant celebrates the legacy of photojournalist and filmmaker Tim Hetherington, who was killed when a group of journalists came under fire during fighting between rebels and General Gaddafi’s forces in Misrata, Libya in April 2011. Tim Hetherington was committed to finding new ways to tell compelling stories about politics, conflict and the human experience, and to relay these stories to a wide audience.
“Underpinning my work is a concern with human rights and analyzing political ideas, with thinking about history and politics. It’s also about witnessing, about telling stories. Photography to me is a way of exploring the world, creating narratives, and communicating with as many people as possible…I am interested in working across a broad platform, in both screen-based media and the print media.”—Tim Hetherington, after he won the World Press Photo of the Year 2007
A panel of judges reviews the applications for qualities that defined Tim’s career. Successful candidates present work on a human rights theme that operates on multiple platforms and in a variety of formats; that crosses boundaries between breaking news and longer-term investigation; and that demonstrates a consistent moral commitment to the lives and stories of the subjects. The Tim Hetherington Grant is a joint initiative of World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch, with the support of Tim’s parents, Alastair and Judith Hetherington.
Contest Prize & TERMS
COPYRIGHT: I understand that I shall remain the owner to all other copyrights related to the materials that I will submit in the context of this grant. USAGE RIGHTS: If selected, I herewith give my permission to World Press Photo and/or Human Rights Watch to use the materials that I will submit in the context of the grant, in any means (print or digital) to promote and publicize the Tim Hetherington Grant. I understand that full credit of authorship will always be
given to me, the author;
I accept that if World Press Photo and/or Human Rights Watch intend to publish the materials which I will submit in the context of the grant otherwise than as listed above, World Press Photo and/or Human Rights Watch will ask for my prior consent which I will not unreasonably withhold.
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