Manuel Rivera-Ortiz 2016 Documentary Photography & Film Grants
Deadline: March 31, 2016
Two $5,000 USD Grants
2015 Film Laureate – Laurence Bonvin
Laurence Bonvin is a Swiss-born documentary photographer and film maker based in Berlin and Geneva. Her work focuses on the transformation of landscape around large urban centres and other suburban phenomenon. Exhibited extensively in Switzerland and internationally, she has won numerous awards and fellowships including the Swiss Art Award in 2002 and 2009. Bonvin is the author of four monographies. She studied at Ecole Nationale de la Photographie in Arles, France and has been a professor of photography at ECAL University of Art and Design in Lausanne, Switzerland since 2002.
2015 Photography Laureate – Pablo Ernesto Piovano
Pablo Ernesto Piovano is a photojournalist based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Trained from a young age by his photojournalist father, he has been a staff photographer for the Página/12 newspaper in Buenos Aires since the age of 18. Mr. Piovano is a multi-scholarship winner and has trained and mentored with many renowned photographers.
The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation has recently opened the 2016 call for submissions for documentary photography & film grants, inviting photographers and filmmakers in all countries to submit their best work.
Documentary photographers and filmmakers around the world are invited to submit documentary photography and film projects on the 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.
The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation will award two $5,000 USD grants, one for a documentary photography project and one for a documentary film project.
Professional and emerging documentary photographers as well as up-and-coming, independent film makers and directors are eligible to apply.
All proposed projects 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.
Professional and emerging documentary photographers as well as
up-and-coming, independent film makers and directors are eligible to
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