Grants for Photographers

The Open Society Documentary Photography Project and Arts and Culture Program announce a grant and training opportunity for documentary photographers from Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Afghanistan, Mongolia, and Pakistan.
The grant is being offered to:
  • visually document issues of importance in the region; and
  • provide training and support to photographers from the region.
Approximately 10 cash stipends in the amount of $3,500 each will be awarded to photographers to produce a photo essay on a current human rights or social issue in the region.
Grantees will participate in two master-level workshops on visual storytelling through photography and multimedia. These workshops are led by internationally recognized photographers and industry professionals who will then provide ongoing mentorship and support throughout the six-month grant term.
The Open Society Foundations will pay travel and hotel expenses and provide a per diem to cover meals and incidentals for the workshops.
This grant is intended for photographers who are committed to pursuing a career in photography and have prior technical expertise and/or training.

The deadline for applying is May 10, 2012 at 5pm EST.  The grant will begin in November 2012 and end in June 2013.

For more information, please see the production grant guidelines
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