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Deadline: Ongoing
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Entry: Free Entry

2016 Documentary Photography Grant

2016 Documentary Photography Grant

Documentary photographers from around the world are invited to submit documentary photography projects along with an 15-image supporting portfolio on topics of human suffering and unrest, forgotten communities, exploited lands and people, on communities ravaged by war, poverty, famine, disease, and the exploitation of global resources.

All proposed projects and submitted portfolios must be works of non-fiction and must be based on such pressing social issues as health, poverty, oppression, war, famine, religious/political persecution and similar topics. Proposals must be for new or continuing projects. Portfolios should be a representative sampling of your documentary work.

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography & Film will award one $5,000 USD grant to one documentary photography project based on the quality of the submitted 15-image portfolio, the strength of the submitted proposal, as well as any supporting materials including an updated CV. The “Top 12″ shortlisted portfolios will be featured and displayed during Les Rencontres d’Arles (Arles, France) at our new 18th century facility and foundation home located on 19/21 Rue de la Liberté/14 Rue Barrême. The selected project must be completed the calendar year following receipt of the grant. Grants are open to professional and emerging photographers in all countries. Photographers are expected to be committed to the field of reportage and documentary photography. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: It is our goal to showcase the work of all of our photographers. Copyright and all other rights remain with the author. Any photograph(s) we use will carry the photographer's credit line. USAGE RIGHTS: All entrants understand that The Manuel RiveraOrtiz Foundation for Documentary Photography & Film may use images of the winning and shortlisted projects (especially) for the marketing and promotional purposes of Foundation activities including at media events and exhibitions, print and digital media presentations directly related to our award competition such as the presentation and exhibition of books or catalogues that aim at giving your work and your name the exposure and attention both deserve in front of a world audience. There is no monetary compensation in such cases. Use of images may include publication on our website and in promotional pieces. By receiving a grant from us, or placing in our competition, you are agreeing to have your work showcased as part of our global effort of showcasing the work you do.

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