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Awards, Grants, and Competitions | Deadlines and Recipients | November 2012

Deadlines

Nieman Fellowships : International entries December 1 | US entries January 31

John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford : International entries December 1 | US entries January 15

Arte Laguna Prize : December 5

SocialDocumentary.net / MSH Photography Fellowship in Africa : December 7

FotoVisura Photography Grant : December 15

Magnum Foundation Human Rights Fellowship for the 2013 NYU-MF Photography and Human Rights Program : December 17

Magenta Flash Forward 2013 Call for Submissions : December 31

Environmental Photographer of the Year : December 31

Half-Lives : The Chernobyl Workers Now. World Press Photo Multimedia Contest 2012 , 2nd prize
Maisie Crow, Jesse Dukes, Ted Genoways.

World Press Photo 2013 Multimedia Contest : January 10

Noorderlicht Photofestival 2013 : January 11

Canon ProfiFoto Award : January 13

Days Japan International Photojournalism Awards : January 15

FotoEvidence Book Award : January 15

The Syngenta Photography Award  : January 15

Mubarak steps down. 10 February 2011. Photo © Alex Majoli
World Press Photo 2012 Contest, General News, 1st prize singles,

World Press Photo 2013 : Deadline January 17 | deadline for requesting user name and password January 11

Alexia Foundation Grant : January 18

Gomma Books – “Su-ture” : February 18

The Magnum Expression Award : February 23

Nikon Photo Contest : February 28

The Inquisitive Photography Prize

Recipients and related

Boo and his rabbit, Lynemouth, Northumberland , 1983. © Chris Killip

Deutsche Börse 2013 – a shortlist that’s short of photographers  | in pictures (Guardian)  | Related from BJP

World Press Photo: The full list of jury members of the 2013 World Press Photo Contest

World Press Photo: 2012 Joop Swart Masterclass | ‘The 19th edition of the annual masterclass brought masters and young photographers together for five days in Amsterdam’

Photo © Jordi Ruiz Cicera

Taylor Wessing Photographic Prize 2012 winners (BBC)

Jordi Ruiz Cirera wins Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2012 (BJP)

Rory Peck Awards.

Winners Announced at Rory Peck Awards 2012

The UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards 2012 winners

The British Journalism Awards 2012: Finalists revealed (Press Gazette)

2012 Prix Pictet winner Luc Delahaye: Ambush, Ramadi, Iraq. Photograph: Luc Delahaye/Prix Pictet Ltd /Courtesy Galerie Nathalie Obadia

Guardian: The strength of the Prix Pictet is in danger of becoming watered down | ‘The prestigious photography prize must not lose its focus on showing the devastating impact of humans on the environment’

Channel 4′s Gypsy Blood wins Grierson award

Guardian Student Media awards 2012 winners

Awards, Grants, and Competitions | Deadlines and Recipients | September 2012

Deadlines

Lens Culture International Exposure Awards : September 18

Format Festival 2013 : September 19

Portrait Salon : September 21

Magnum Showcase in association with IdeasTap : September 24

Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award : September 30

Marie Colvin Scholarship opportunity at Sunday Times Magazine… NB for writers

Marie Colvin. Photo © Ivor Prickett

Marie Colvin Scholarship : September 30

BJP’s 2012 International Photography Award : October 1

Photo © Alice Smeets
Unicef Photo of The Year 2008

Unicef Photo of the Year : NB photographers have to be nominated but you can get in touch with nominators in the hope of your work being put forward to the judging panel. Some of the nominators are Sherri Dougherty, and photographers Patrick Brown and James Whitlow Delano. You can send a sample of a maximum of 15 light jpeg files (72 dpi; 1200 pixels on the longest side) for consideration in a zip file via We Transfer, to one of the three. Emails: [email protected][email protected] ;[email protected]   : October 3

College Photographer of the Year : October 7

International Prize of Humanitarian Photography Luis Valtueña : October 31

Conscientious Portfolio Competition 2012 : October 31

PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Awards : November 1

Pikto Top Pick Photo Contest : November 1

Aftermath Project grant : November 5

Prix Lucas Dolega to honor photojournalists who have reported under difficult circumstanstances in memory of photographer Lucas Dolega (1978-2011) who died in 2011 covering the Arab Spring in Tunisia.

Prix Lucas Dolega : November 15

Terry O’Neill/Tag Award 2012 : November 22

The Magnum Expression Award : February 23, 2013

The Inquisitive Photography Prize

Recipients

Stephanie Sinclair was presented with unprecedented third Visa d’Or Prize at Visa pour l’image in the beginning of September for her Child Brides project. The series was partly shot for the National Geographic… You can see the NGM feature from the June 2011 issue here.

Photo © Stephanie Sinclair

Stephanie Sinclair wins third Visa d’Or prize (BJP) | Stephanie Sinclair Honored Again at Perpignan Festival (NYT Lens)

The above links also include info on the other Visa pour l’image winners: Visa d’Or news award to Eric Bouvet for his coverage from Bab al-Azizia, Libya, for Le Figaro Magazine; Visa d’Or daily press award to Tomas Munita for his photographs of the conflict in Syria for The New York Times; City of Perpignan Rémi Ochlik Award to Sebastian Liste for his photographs of a community of squatters living in an abandoned chocolate factory in the center of Salvador de Bahia, Brazil; Prix Ani to Misha Friedman for his report on tuberculosis in the former Soviet Union ; Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Grant to Maciek Nabrdalik for his for report on economic migration in Europe; and Canon Female Photojournalist Award to Sarah Caron. Congratulations to all.

Getty Image handed out four $20,000 grants during Visa pour l’image…

Photo © Bharat Choudhary

Getty Awards $80,000 to Four Photojournalists at Perpignan (Lightbox) | Getty Images awards $80,000 worth of grants to four photojournalists (BJP)

Alexia Foundation Women’s Initiative Grant Winner: Tim Matsui

Joel Meyerowitz, David LaChapelle Among This Year’s Lucie Award Honorees (Mediabistro)

The New York Photo Awards 2012 Finalists

International Photography Awards 2012 Winners

Guardian gallery to Taylor Wessing shortlisted four and couple of the other exhibited portraits…

Photo © Jordi Ruiz Cirera

Taylor Wessing photographic portrait prize 2012 shortlisted (Guardian)

Firecracker Grant recipient

The Royal Photographic Society Annual Awards | more info (pdf)

Awards, Grants, and Competitions | Deadlines and Recipients | August 2012

Deadlines

The New York Photo Awards : August 17

The Times/Canon Young Photographer of the Year  : August 19

The PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Award : September 1

Bradford Fellowship in Photography : September 3

CGAP Photo Contest 2012 : September 3

BJP’s 2012 International Photography Award  : September 15

CDS/Honickman First Book Prize : September 15

Format Festival 2013 : September 19

Photo © Kai Wiedenhöfer/ Fondation Carmignac Gestion

Awards, Grants, and Competitions | Deadlines and Recipients 6 July 2012

Deadlines

Pride Photo Award : July 7

Apply for the Young Photographers’ Alliance / YPA UK Mentoring Programme : July 8

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2012 : July 9

William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize : July 13

The International Photography Awards : July 16

Ian Parry Scholarship : July 20

The Firecracker Photographic Grant : July 22

The 1000 Words Award : July 23

FRANCE 24-RFI Web documentary Award in partnership with Visa pour l’Image : July 25

The Times/Canon Young Photographer of the Year competition : July 31

The Joan Wakelin Bursary 2012 : August 1

Alexia Foundation Women’s Initiative Grant : August 15

CGAP Photo Contest 2012 : September 3

Photo © Chloe Dewe Mathews

BJP’s 2012 International Photography Award  : September 15

CDS/Honickman First Book Prize : September 15

Format Festival 2013 : September 19

Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award : September 30 | Related: Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award’s director speaks of prize’s importance

Recipients

Photo © Andrea Bruce

Andrea Bruce, former Washington Post photographer, honored by Chris Hondros Fund (Washington Post) Also in Lightbox and NYT Lens

Photo © Carl De Keyzer

Prix Pictet 2012 shortlist – in pictures (Guardian)

Foam Talent 2012 (Foam)

The Emerging Photographer Fund 2012 Winner (burn)

The Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism Winners (Festival website)

Maciek Nabrdalik wins Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Grant (BJP)

Photo © Frank Hallam Day

Leica Oskar Barnack Awards 2012 Winners (Leica blog) From BJP

Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2012 – Finalists’ portfolios (Leica blog)

Photo © Isadora Kosofsky

Isadora Kosofsky wins Inge Morath Award (BJP)

Px3 Photo Competition Winners (competition website)

Photo © Yusuke Harada
Honourable Mention in Foto8 Summershow 2012

Foto8 Summershow 2012  : Best in Show and Honourable Mentions (Foto8 Dropbox) Article on BBC

Darek Fortas, Portrait V (Woman from Grocery Shop)

Darek Fortas, Portrait V (Woman from Grocery Shop)

Darek Fortas

Portrait V (Woman from Grocery Shop),
Silesia, Poland, 2011
From the Coal Story series
Website – DarekFortas.com

Darek Fortas (b. 1986 in Zory, Poland) graduated with a Photography BA (Hons) at Dublin Institute of Technology with a First Class Honours Degree and a DIT Medal. His photographs have been exhibited in national and international venues including Aperture Foundation's What Matters Now?, the Belfast Photo Biennial, Photo Ireland Festival, Foto Foyle at Tower Museum, Derry City, the RUA RED Winter Exhibition and The Copper House Gallery, Dublin. His newest project, Coal Story, has been nominated for the Alliance Française 2nd Photography Award and shortlisted by Chris Hammond of MOT International for Claremorris Open Exhibition 2011. He is a founder of Prism Photography Magazine and lives in Dublin, Ireland.

David Guttenfelder: A New Look at North Korea

Since the 1948 creation of separate governments for North and South Korea after World War II, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in the North has remained behind an iron curtain, an isolated and secluded state. Our image of the country has been pieced together from pictures taken across the border at the DMZ, photographs provided by government news agencies or unauthorized surreptitious photographs taken by western photographers inside the country—until now.

In January, the Associated Press opened a bureau in Pyongyang for full news coverage within North Korea. AP’s Chief Asia Photographer David Guttenfelder—who first traveled to North Korea as a pool photographer in January 2000 to cover the visit of Madeline Albright—has made a dozen trips to the country over the past 18 months as part of the negotiating team and on reporting trips with Jean H. Lee, AP bureau chief for the Koreas, taking photos each time. Guttenfelder’s approach to showing North Korea to the world has been shaped by his long and prestigious career with the AP.

Guttenfelder has just received two honors from the Overseas Press Club, which announced their annual awards this morning. The Olivier Rebbot Award for best photographic reporting from abroad, in magazines or books, and the Feature Photography Award for best feature photography, published in any medium on an international theme, recognize his recent work from last year’s Tsunami aftermath in Japan and his work inside North Korea.

In 1994, Guttenfelder traveled to the former Zaire to cover the Rwandan refugee crisis as a freelance photographer. “I thought if I ever wanted to do something more serious, this was it,” he says. Guttenfelder stayed in Africa for five years, stringing for the AP, among other outlets, and eventually became an AP staff photographer. He hasn’t lived in the States since. In the ensuing years, he has worked all over the world, from Kosovo to Israel and Iraq to Afghanistan. In 1999 he became AP’s Chief Asia photographer and moved to Japan.

Guttenfelder says when he first worked in Asia he wondered if he had made the right decision. “In the beginning it was really hard, I’d only ever covered conflict and had not done anything else,” he says. One of his first assignments was covering family reunions between North and South Koreans in Seoul. “I wasn’t used to taking photographs in an organized event surrounded by other photographers in such a modern context,” he says. “Now I look back and it was really important work. I only really spoke one language at that point—fighting, refugees and hard news—so it was an important transition for me.”

Fittingly then, when Guttenfelder was in Iraq during the U.S. invasion, he focused on trying to cover the Iraqi side of the war rather than embedding with U.S. troops. “I always thought of myself as the guy on the other side of things,” he says. Then, a year later, when Baghdad fell, Guttenfelder found himself confined to the Palestine Hotel and his role and means of covering the conflict changed again.

“We needed local photographers to cover the streets, someone who could bring back regular pictures of normal people’s lives,” he says. He solicited photographers, but found that they needed extensive training. Although the people Guttenfelder worked with barely knew the fundamentals of photography and worked with primitive equipment—including a camera that used floppy disks—they produced important work. Several of the regional photographers that Guttenfelder and his AP colleagues trained, Khalid Mohammed, Samir Mizban and Karim Kadim, became Pulitzer-Prize winning photographers when AP received the award for breaking news photography in 2005.

Iraq was not the only place Guttenfelder worked training and developing regional photographers; he also did so in Afghanistan, Israel and Palestine. His work in Afghanistan, which he considers the most important of his career, included the recruitment of Farzana Wahidy, the first Afghan woman to work as a news photographer after the fall of the Taliban. Between 2001 to 2010 Guttenfelder made at least 20 trips to Afghanistan, staying for as long as six months to a year at a time. Early on he covered the first election, and projects on the Afghan civilian side of things. But from 2007-2010 Guttenfelder focused on embeds and did multiple military trips including a stint in the Korengal Valley and was part of all of the major U.S. Marine operations into Helmand.

Guttenfelder eventually moved back to Japan in 2006, and he still lives there today. His first news photography in Japan came in March 2011, in the aftermath of the tsunami. Although his work there is highly regarded, he says he feels that his photographs could not capture the magnitude of what he saw.

Still, his experience with being dropped into a new place and quickly capturing the sense of its culture proved invaluable. “There is a known language to disaster pictures; you see the same things, people reaching through chaos, people reaching for food, a lot of emotion. Photographers were trying to find those pictures that existed in other places. It’s just not like that here. That’s just not how it is in Japan,” he says, noting that the emotionally moving picture embedded here, of a woman, on her knees, caressing and singing to her mother’s body, would seem subtle in another place but is a very “loud” picture for Japan.

David Guttenfelder—AP

March 19, 2011. Tayo Kitamura, 40, kneels in the street to caress and talk to the wrapped body of her mother Kuniko Kitamura, 69, after Japanese firemen discovered the dead woman inside the ruins of her home in Onagawa, Japan.

Although he continues to be based in Japan, Guttenfelder has spent much of the past year in North Korea in preparation for the new AP bureau, which opened in January. Guttenfelder has been part of the negotiating team at meetings that have taken place in Pyongyang and New York over the last eighteen months. “At the first meeting, we left with an agreement that we would hold a photo exhibition and workshop and work towards an AP office in the country,” he says. The joint exhibition, Window on North Korea, on view earlier this month at the 8th Floor Gallery in New York, featured images from both AP and the KCNA archives and a workshop held in North Korea offered an opportunity for KCNA photographers get technical training, for the AP to recruit staff and for the two parties get to know one another.

“We are starting from zero in a system that is so different from anything we’ve done before,” he says. The photo exhibition and workshop were an overture to build trust and collaborate on something, and Guttenfelder has already begun working with a regional photographer, Kim Kwang Hyon. But the most interesting result of the collaboration is the opportunity it has afforded for Guttenfelder to photograph inside North Korea.

Although he is accompanied by a guide wherever he goes and has to request in advance where he wants to go, the daily life photographs that he has taken—often one-off shots made on the way to or from an event—provide a stark contrast to the highly orchestrated government news-agency photos that are more commonly seen out of North Korea.

Despite the normalcy portrayed in these photographs, Guttenfelder says they are actually the most important images because they paint a picture of a place that has been hitherto a mystery. And that can open the window for understanding in both directions. “At the beginning I would take a picture in the street of people standing waiting for the bus. I could tell they didn’t really understand and thought it looked bad, looked poor,” he says. “I would spend a lot of time explaining that people wait for the bus and commute to work everywhere in the world and that someone beyond North Korea could make a connection—that picture breaks down barriers.”

Recently, a select group of photojournalists from western agencies have been allowed into North Korea to cover the celebrations of the birth of the country’s Eternal President Kim II-sung and a missile launch. How long they will be able to stay is in question, but Guttenfelder and AP are committed for the long term. “It’s a really good time to have an office here and to see how things evolve,” he says. “I feel a huge responsibility because this is the first time the country has allowed this much access to one of us.”

David Guttenfelder is AP’s Chief Asia Photographer he is currently based in Japan to see more of his work click here.

To see more of AP’s coverage of North Korea click here.

Overseas Press Club Award Winners Announced

The Overseas Press Club of America has just announced the winners of its annual awards. LightBox presents the work of the photojournalists who were honored by the OPC, and who will be further recognized tonight at the organization’s gala.

The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award for “photographic reporting from abroad requiring exceptional courage and enterprise” went to André Liohn (EPA/Prospekt) for Almost Dawn in Libya. Read more about the project here on LightBox.

The Olivier Rebbot Award for “best photographic reporting from abroad in magazines or books” went to David Guttenfelder (AP) for his work in Japan. Read more about Guttenfelder’s work here on LightBox. Sebastian Liste (Getty) and TIME’s Yuri Kozyrev (Noor) received citations for their work.

The John Faber Award for “best photographic reporting from abroad in newspapers or news services” went to Pete Muller (AP) for his work in Eastern Congo. Muller was also named 2011 Wire Photographer of the Year by LightBox; read more about his work here. David Guttenfelder received a citation for his work.

The Feature Photography Award went to David Guttenfelder for his work inside North Korea. Todd Heisler (The New York Times) and Stephanie Sinclair (VII) also received citations.

The Overseas Press Club has, since 1939, been an association of journalists working in the United States and around the world. Read more about the organization here.

Sascha Weidner, Unveiled

Sascha Weidner, Unveiled

Sascha Weidner

Unveiled,
Sydney, 2012
Website – SaschaWeidner.de

Sascha Weidner studied photography, film, and painting as well as communication design at the Braunschweig University of Art. He was a master student of Doerte Eissfeldt. With the support of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), he worked in Los Angeles between 2004 and 2006. He has been awarded numerous distinctions, including the 2010 Foerderpreis / Kunstpreis Berlin, the NBank photography advancement award, and the first prize in the Polaroid International Photography Award. In addition to appearing in many publications, his work has been shown in exhibitions at worldwide at venues including Foam in Amsterdam, Ludwig Museum in Budapest, Openeye Gallery in Liverpool, C/O Berlin, International Photography Festival Knokke-Heist, Tapiès in Barcelona, Museum for Photography in Braunschweig, Samstag Museum in Adelaide, and Deichtorhallen in Hamburg. He lives & works in Belm & Berlin, Germany.