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Getty Awards $80,000 to Four Photojournalists at Perpignan

On Thursday, Getty Images awarded $80,000 in grants supporting the work of four international photojournalists. Bharat Choudhary, Kosuke Okahara, Paolo Marchetti and Sebastian Liste each received $20,000 prizes and editorial support as winners of the 2012 Getty Grants for Editorial Photography. An additional $20,000 was also pledged to the Chris Hondros Fund in order to further support photojournalism and public awareness initiatives through an award given to Andrea Bruce and Dominic Bracco in June.

Announced at Visa pour l’Image, the annual festival of photojournalism held in Perpignan, France, the grants—first established in 2004—aim to “enable emerging and established photojournalists to pursue projects of personal and editorial merit, focusing attention on significant social and cultural issues.”

This year’s panel of judges, including Whitney Johnson (Director of Photography, The New Yorker), Jean-Francois Leroy (Director, Visa pour l’Image), Barbara Griffin (Turner Broadcasting Systems), Kira Pollack (Director of Photography, TIME) and photographer Stephanie Sinclair, sorted through 328 story proposals from 60 countries, eventually narrowing in on four projects. According to Aidan Sullivan, Vice President of Assignments at Getty, these four winning projects “deal with a range of compelling and multifaceted issues, from the devastation caused by the Japanese natural disasters to modern day slavery in Brazil.”

Bharat Choudhary, an Indian photographer based in London, was recognized for his project, The Silence of Others, which aims to explore the societal and cultural alienation of Muslim youth in France. His project initially began two years ago by examining the ‘Islamophobia’ of aspects of American and British life. The grant will allow Choudhary to continue his project, delving further into specific triggers inherent to French society.

Four years ago, Paolo Marchetti began FEVER – The Awakening of European Fascism after noticing a resurgence of interest in extreme right-wing politics. The Rome-based photographer has documented the exponential growth of citizens fleeing their own country in the wake of the Arab Spring. Marchetti will expand the project to other European countries with the award funds.

Tokyo-based photographer Kosuke Okahara documented the devastation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant following the earthquake that struck Japan in March 2011. The grant will help Okahara continue Fragments/Fukushima as he investigates the true meaning of the disaster upon the world’s populations through images and audio interviews.

Sebastian Liste‘s project, The Brazilian Far West, explores the inequalities caused by Brazil’s slow and gradual abolition of slavery, particularly affecting the plight of peasants. Liste, a Spaniard, plans to create a multimedia map illustrating the origins of Brazilian inequality and violence, utilizing photography, video and first person interviews to draw attention to the effects caused by 4% of Brazil’s landowners controlling 80% of the country’s arable land.

The Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography are awarded each year. The projects of past recipients may be viewed here.

Interviews and Talks | August 2012

Stephanie Sinclair (CNN) Interviewed about her child brides project by CNN’s Christina Amanpour

Aaron Huey (Media Bistro) ‘National Geographic’s Aaron Huey on Digital Collaboration and Community Storytelling’

Photo © Philip Blenkinsop

Gary Knight (FotoEvidence)

Andre Liohn (YouTube) The Robert Capa Gold Medal award speech

Michael Kamber (NYT Lens) on Witnessess to War book

David Turnley (CNN) ‘New doc ‘Shenandoah’ tells story of undocumented immigrant killed by teens’

Don McCullin (BBC) Desert Island Discs 1984

Photo © Alexandra Avakian

Jean-Francois Leroy (BJP) Visa pour l’Image director Jean-Francois Leroy interviewed by our very own Olivier Laurent!

Luke Sharrett (Photo Brigade) ‘Traveling Aboard Air Force One’

Luke Sharrett (PDN) “The College Kid Whose Obama Photo Landed in The New Yorker”

James Estrin (burn)

The Bystanders: photographers who didn’t step in to help (Guardian) “What’s it like to witness a mob attack, a starving child or the aftermath of a bomb, and take a photograph instead of stopping to help? As two journalists are under fire for recording rather than intervening in a sex attack in India, we ask people who know”

Lauren Greenfield  (Phoenix.com) on The Queen of Versailles

Photo © Martin Parr

Martin Parr (Ideas Tap) Parr on Abstract painting with abstract shirt

Steve McCurry (Ideas Tap ) McCurry on ‘Dust Storm, Rajasthan, India’

Alex Webb (PDN) Webb on His Creative Process, Kodachrome, and Magnum

Stanley Greene (PDN) Greene on Luck, Film and Supporting Young Photographers

Photo © Moises Saman

Moises Saman, Mark Power and Stuart Franklin (IdeasTap)  ’Magnum photographers on their craft ‘

Edward Burtynsky (Metro)  Burtynsky: “Photographers’ Gallery will be an exciting new space”

Robin Hammond (nzherald.co.nz) ‘The Zimbabwe Mugabe didn’t want you to see’

Jacob Aue Sobol : Arrivals and Departures pt6 (Leica blog)

Josef Koudelka (Vogue.it)

Jodi Bieber (Ted.com)

Tewfic El-Sawy (Auto de Fe)

Lucas Foglia (Guardian) ‘photographer in search of off-the-grid Americans’

Mark Seliger in conversation with Platon and Dylan McDermott (Capture: episode 1 on YouTube)

Jonathan Torgovnik (FK Magazine)

John Cantlie (DailyBeast) “Journalist John Cantlie Learned How Deadly Syria Can Be When He Was Held Hostage by Jihadis”

John Cantlie (Channel 4 News) Cantlie about having been held captive in Syria

Bruce Gilden (Magnum Photos blog)

Jonas Bendiksen (Leica Vimeo)

Photo © Kate Peters

Kate Peters (Hasselblad blog) ‘Kate Peters and her trusty Hasselblad have just completed a marathon project to photograph an impressive line up of Olympic hopefuls for a huge spread in The Guardian’s Weekend supplement.’

Al Bello (NYT) ‘To Get the Shot, Nerve, Luck and Scuba Gear’

Doug Mills (NYT Lens) ‘Photographing the Olympics: The 400-Millimeter Dash’

Tony Hicks, AP’s regional photo editor for Europe and Africa (AP) Men’s 100m final “As well as 18 photographers, AP had 20 remote cameras placed in every imaginable shooting position.”

Photo © David Burnett / Contact Press Images

David Burnett (NYT Lens) ‘An Olympic Photographer’s Endurance’

Gregory Bull (Youtube) ‘AP Photographer Gregory Bull shot one of the iconic images of the London Games Thursday. He explains how he got that magical shot of Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas high over the balance beam.’

Jonathan Klein (CNN video posted on Photo Archive News) ‘Getty Images CEO Jonathan Klein on Getty’s involvement in London 2012′

Photos © Martin Schoeller

Martin Schoeller (BBC) “Photographer Martin Schoeller searches for the unique in identical twins”

Kate Holt (Action Aid)

Gareth Cattermole (YouTube) “Gareth Cattermole is a Getty Images staff entertainment photographer”

Palani Mohan (Asia Society) ‘Photographer Documents Rugged Lives of Kazakh Eagle Hunters’

Ewen Spencer (We Heart)

Chloe Dewe Mathews (Picture Perfect  | Vice.com)

Diver and Aguilar (A Photo Editor)

Sean Hemmerle (PDN) ‘How Sean Hemmerle Photographed Drones’

WassinkLundgren (Unseen Amsterdam)

Stephen Wilkes (A Photo Editor)

Photo © Martin Roemers

Martin Roemers (theurbn.com)

Chris Gregory (NYT Lens)

Newsha Tavakolian (Leica blog)

Brent Lewin (Boreal Collective)

James Noble (Guardian) ‘Tetra Pak heir: how photographer snapped key shots’

Steve Giralt (Photographer’s blog)  ’The Best Photography Course I Ever Took’

Richard Koci Hernandez (LA Times Framework blog)

Visa pour l’image Perpignan 2011 programme

Details of this year’s Visa pour l’Image festival have been revealed…

You can read Olivier Laurent’s interview with festival director Jean-Francois Leroy on British Journal of Photography here.

Exhibitions

Jonas Bendiksen will exhibit his Bangladesh work, originally published in National Geographic Magazine this month, and showcased and praised here on Photojournalism Links several times…

Jonas Bendiksen (Magnum Photos): Bangladesh: On the Frontline of Climate Change

2010 Canon Female Photojournalist Award winner Martina Bacigalupo will show her work ‘My Name is Filda Adoch’ from Uganda

Martina Bacigalupo (Agence Vu) personal website .

Jocelyn Bain Hogg (VII Network): The Family : “This three year journey in pictures came about in the wake of a project shot in 2008 documenting the disturbing gun and knife crime issues around Britain’s youth. Given my experience with the criminal underworld, photographed years earlier in The Firm, I decided to look once more at the people who were supplying weapons and drugs to UK housing estates. Joe Pyle senior and the Kray twins, the old-school Godfathers of British crime, have died since The Firm was completed in 2001. In 2008 I found a fractured society of British criminals with little or no organization and leadership, competing, in vain, with international rivals. Russians, Albanians, Kosovans and Turks now rule the UK underworld, but the indigenous villains still wear their heritage on their sleeves.”

Valerio Bispuri Encerrados: Travels to South American Jails 

Chien-Chi Chang (Magnum Photos for National Geographic):  Burma: Inside the Land of Shadows

Fernando Moleres (Panos / laif):  Juveniles behind Bars in Africa

Peter Dench: England Uncensored – A Decade of Photographing the English

Lu Nan:  Forgotten People – The State of Chinese Psychiatric Wards

Shaul Schwarz (Reportage by Getty Images): Narco Culture

Riccardo Venturi (Contrasto / Réa) Haiti – the Aftermath

Brian Skerry: Ocean Soul

Alvaro Ybarra Zavala / Reportage by Getty Images Colombia, in Eternal Sorrow.  Some of Ybarra Zavala’s Columbia work on his website here and here

According to the now released programme FNAC grant winners, Anastasia Taylor-Lind, Jan Banning and Cédric Gerbehaye will also exhibit their work during the 2011 festival.

Not yet included in the programme, but also happening, according to Olivier Laurent at British Journal of Photography, Days of Japan will organise an exhibition of Japan Earthquake coverage, and….this is exciting… Yuri Kozyrev will exhibit his much admired work shot in several different countries during this year’s Arab Spring…

Olivier had also word that Barbara Davidson will exhibit her Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography winning work Caught in the Cross Fire…

Details of evening slideshows are not yet revealed other than that…

Stories featured in the 2011 program (subject to change):

The main stories across the continents: wars, crises, politics, unusual events, sport, culture and science.

Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Libya, Algeria, Yemen and Bahrain – popular uprisings and revolutions

Haiti – elections.

Afghanistan, Iraq – still at war.

Ten years ago: the 9/11 attacks in the USA.

Ivory Coast – a battle between two presidents plus civil war.

Greece – taking to the streets. India, mining and industrialization.

Exploration – volcanoes and underwater.

Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Mali, Ceuta & Melilla, China and more.

Plus Japan and Chernobyl 25 years after the unprecedented disaster. …

Transmission pour l’image 

“In 2010, Visa pour l’Image-Perpignan launched a new initiative. Transmission pour l’image is designed to establish contact between people and ideas, but most importantly for transmission from one generation to the next. Professionals with established careers will provide guidance, sharing and passing on the values they believe in, explaining how they put them into practice. Visa pour l’Image is making an offer to fifty young photojournalists and professionals embarking on a career in the field of photography for them to take part in discussions and learning over 3 days, from Monday, August 29, to Wednesday, August 31, with guidance from photoreporters and picture editors.”

Jérôme Delay will be in charge of the Transmission pour l’image workshops….

Jérôme Delay  : “Jérôme is the chief photographer/Africa for Associated Press, based in Johannesburg, and has been covering international news for thirty years.”

His guests for Transmission pour l’image in 2011 are….

Chris Morris : “Chris barely needs to be introduced. We remember, for example, his coverage of the Balkans and his work on the US elections. He is one of the founding partners of the agency VII.”

Jon Jones : “Picture Editor of the Sunday Times Magazine, who established his reputation reporting in war zones and who has also made documentaries for the BBC.”

Joao Silva : “Joao Silva, who was seriously injured in Afghanistan in October 2010, was a member of the famous Bang-Bang Club and has covered many wars and conflicts over the past twenty years. He is a staff photographer with the New York Times.”

Mort Rosenblum : “Former Editor-in-Chief of the International Herald Tribune and AP correspondent in a number of countries. His latest book, Little Bunch of Madmen: Elements of Global Reporting, shows his expertise in professional photography.”

Samuel Bollendorff : “Samuel Bollendorff is a founding partner of the Oeil Public collective and was one of the first photographers to show a genuine interest in web documentaries. His productions such as Journey to the End of Coal, Obesity and, most recently, A l’abri de rien (on housing problems and the homeless) are cited as references”

For information and registration, please contact Sylvie Grumbach : tel. +33 1 42 33 93 18 – [email protected] Fees: e500 (accommodation not included)