Envision Kindness Contest Open

The Envision Kindness Student Photography and Film Contest is now accepting entries. This is a pretty cool idea and not just because it involves one of my good friends. The idea is to celebrate work that celebrates kindness an compassion. A good news competition, if you will.

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Envisioning a New Kind of Contest

There are days I come across things and think, why didn’t I think of that? Here’s one – the Envision Kindness Student Photography & Film Contest. There are a lot of dark pictures out there, here’s a chance to celebrate the happier ones.

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Alexia Foundation Call for Entries

The Alexia Foundation grant application window is now open. Professional grants proposals are due by 2 p.m. on January 31, 2016, and student proposals are due by 2 p.m. on March 3, 2016 (which is a lot later than they used to be). he awards have changed over the years … The Professional Grant winner […]

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Student Photojournalism Competitions

Tis the season to be judged … The National Press Photographer Association’s Northern Short Course contest has a quick deadline – January 15. The White House News Photographers Association’s Eyes of History contest is now open, February 1 deadline.

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Giving Back From What Was Taken

This … this is why I love photojournalists: Yunghi Kim announced in a private Facebook group last week that she was creating ten, one-time grants of $1,000 each to support independent photojournalists. Where did the funds come from? From money she recouped from copyright infringements. You probably can’t enter (unless you were already part of […]

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Deadlines Today – NPPA Elections, ViewFind Grants

Up first, elections for the National Press Photographers Association’s board of directors and regional chairs ends tonight at 11:59 – log in to your NPPA account, read the bios and vote. Also with a deadline today are the ViewFind grants for stories about race – there are four grants, each worth $5,000 available.

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ViewFind Grants

I’ve posted this before, but a reminder that ViewFind is offering a $5,000 grant to support stories about race AND the’ve added a separate $5,000 grant just for students. Application deadline is November 30 now – get to work.

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Matt Black Wins 2015 W. Eugene Smith Grant

It’s not so much the announcing of the award (a $30,000 grant for humanistic photography) as it is how Matt Black talks about the importance of the work: Black says he has struggled with the question of how much his work can affect change. “In the end, I have to accept the role I have—to […]

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Photojournalism Ethics Study

Released yesterday by the University of Stirling, the World Press Photo Foundation and the University of Oxford’s Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, a substantial report on ethics in photojournalism drawn from a world-wide sample. I’m still digging through this as there is a lot of data, but I’d start with section 3.4 – […]

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