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


May 16, 2011 /Photography News/ The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for International Photography is currently seeking to award one social documentary photographic project produced in the journalistic tradition of Manuel Rivera-Ortiz.
One project based on pressing social issues in the developing world will receive a grant of 5,000 USD to be utilized for the production or completion of a pre-approved project.
The winning project will receive extensive promotion through the activities of the Foundation, including web exposure, exhibitions, and publications.
The Executive Director and Board of Trustees of the Foundation will jury the entries for this award, under the presidency of FOTO8’s Jon Levy. Levy is the founder and director of Foto8, a British-based photography company responsible for the publication of 8 Magazine, the Biannual of Photography, as well as its sister website and the HOST gallery in London.
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 our 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) we use will carry the photographer’s credit line.
Deadline: May 31, 2011