$5,000 Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for International Photography Grant

Copyright © Mads Nissen, Denmark. From: "No Shelter From Fear", 2011 $5000 USD grant recipient
March 18, 2012 /Photography News/ The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for International Photography is currently seeking to award one outstanding global, social documentary photographer with a grant of $5,000 USD to be utilized in the production or completion of a social documentary project. The pre-approved project must be produced in the photojournalistic tradition of Manuel Rivera-Ortiz, Foundation Founder & President. The winning project must be based on such pressing social issues in developing nations as health, poverty, oppression, war, famine, religious/political persecution, and much more.


Photographers of all nationalities who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to apply. Submit your one-page proposal, a portfolio sample of your current work black & white or color. Only new and continuing projects are eligible.


Copyright and all other rights remains with you the author. All entrants understand that The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for International Photography may use images of the winning project for marketing and promotional purposes of Foundation activities including at media events such as exhibitions, print and digital media directly related to our award competition. There will be no monetary compensation for such events. Use may include publication on The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation's website, media sponsored publications and promotional materials. Winning photographer agrees to grant The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for International Photography non-exclusive reproduction rights of his/her images, essay and resume for exclusive promotional, editorial and publicity purposes. Any photograph(s) they use will carry the photographer’s credit line.

Deadline: May 31, 2012

Website: For more information on the Grant Program please check


  1. dol says

    I am very happy about your project.I am a 26 yraes experienced photojournalist,worked for leading print media in India.want to do your project seriously.

    Phil Race says

    Great program and wonderful opportunity.

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