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Deadline: November 11, 2013
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Free Entry

Umencia Portrait Photo Contest

The Aftermath Project

theaftermathproject The Aftermath Project’s mission is to support photographic projects that tell the other half of the story of conflict — the story of what it takes for individuals to learn to live again, to rebuild destroyed lives and homes, to restore civil societies, to address the lingering wounds of war while struggling to create new avenues for peace.

Grant proposals should reflect an understanding of this mission. Proposals may relate to the aftermath of numerous kinds of conflict, not just international wars. The conflict may have been at the community level — for example, violence between rural ethnic groups or an urban riot in an industrialized country. It may have been a regional one, such as a rebel insurgency, or it may have been a full-scale war.

There is no specific time frame that defines “aftermath,” although in general The Aftermath Project seeks to support stories which are no longer being covered by the mainstream media, or which have been ignored by the media. In general, conflict should be over for a situation to be deemed an “aftermath.” There are specific cases, however, where conflict may have continued for so long, or be the result of an aftermath situation, that they will be considered to be within the scope of The Aftermath Project


Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: We will be giving one $20,000 grant for 2014, as well as naming four finalists. The work of our grant winner and finalists will be published in “War is Only Half the Story, Vol Seven.” ELIGIBILITY: Open to working photographers world-wide Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: Grant winner(s) and finalists retain all copyrights to their work. USAGE RIGHTS: Finalists agree to allow a portfolio of work submitted with their applications to be included in “War is Only Half the Story, Vol Eight,” and/or in commercial publications of anniversary retrospectives of the Aftermath Project, if requested by The Aftermath Project. They also agree that their submission photos may be used for exhibitions created or supported by The Aftermath Project for educational and/or community outreach purposes. In both cases, images will be chosen by the photographer in collaboration with The Aftermath Project. The Aftermath Project does not guarantee that any publication will be produced. No financial compensation will be paid to finalists for use of their photos in such publications, but each finalist will receive 10 free copies of said book if it is published. Finalists also agree that images from his/her grant work may be used for publicity and press purposes by The Aftermath Project. Any photograph so used by The Aftermath Project will carry the photographer’s credit/copyright line.

Grant winner AND finalists agree to allow their work to be used (if chosen) as part of The Aftermath Project’s visual literacy/aftermath curriculum development.

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