FotoDocument Commissions - Grants for documentary photographers
Deadline: March 31st, 2010
Each year FotoDocument will commission documentary photographers worldwide to produce photo essays on a social, cultural or environmental theme designed to educate and inspire the viewer. Whilst the stories will expose the hard facts related to the issue, there will be an emphasis on solution-focused projects and positive outcomes.
Through exposure to innovative projects happening in different countries around the world, the viewer will feel part of a growing global community who want to effect positive change. FotoDocument's aim is to create a visual dialogue between the local and the global.
FotoDocument's theme for 2010 is the Environment, one of the most pressing issues of our time. As individuals we can feel overwhelmed by the bleakness of the scientific prognosis and powerless to effect meaningful change. With so much negative news coverage, positive stories can too often be dismissed as not newsworthy enough. FotoDocument aims to redress the balance through its exhibitions and education programme which will result from the commissions.
Grant: Successful photographers will receive a grant of £2,500 to carry out their project. In addition to their commission fee photographers will receive 50% of any reproduction or sale profits arising from their photographs.
Eligibility: Photographers must be at least 18 years old to apply. Photographers must have a valid bank account. Photographers may apply from any country in the world.