Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Grant for photographers from Central Asia, Caucasus, Afghanistan, Mongolia, Pakista

GRANTS- Photography from Cent. Asia, Caucasus, Afghanistan, Mongolia, Pakistan

Posted by: Jeff Yarborough

The Open Society Foundations Documentary Photography Project
(http://www.soros.org/initiatives/photography) and Arts and Culture
Network Program (http://www.soros.org/initiatives/arts) 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.
The deadline for proposals is December 3, 2010.

For more information on the grant, please visit:

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