VSS Workshop Manila Grant: Results Announced

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Visual stories in the drug war © Eloisa Lopez

28th June 2017 UPDATE: 

Announcement: VSS Workshop Manila Grant awarded to photographer/writer Eloisa Lopez

After much deliberation, we have decided to award the VSS Workshop Manila Grant, kindly sponsored by Shutterspace Studios, to Eloisa Lopez (b. 1996), an independent photographer and writer based in Manila, Philippines.

Lopez’s work centers on stories of human rights, women, children, and religion. 

She is a graduate of De La Salle University Manila where she took up Communication Arts. Her final thesis, a photo essay on Pope Francis’ visit in the Philippines in 2015, lead to the beginning of her career in photojournalism after local and foreign news outlets published her work online. 

Lopez is a correspondent of Manila-based online news platform Rappler, and Hong Kong-based news institution Union of Catholic Asian News. Her work has also appeared on The New York Review of Books, Columbia Journalism Review, TIME (online), Der Spiegel, Quartz, and Philippine Daily Inquirer—where she was a photo correspondent for two years after college.

More from on http://www.eloisaalopez.com. Congratulations Eloisa! 

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We are offering 1 Workshop Grant for the Visualising Social Stories Workshop Manila on 16–18th August.

The Workshop Grant, kindly sponsored by our partners Shutterspace Studios, is open to application by Filipinos who work with photography or images on social stories or campaigns. Applicants can be photographers, image-makers, NGO/civil society professionals, anyone interested in image-making and/or social issues.

The Workshop Grant offers the recipient participation, with fees waived, in our Visualising Social Stories Workshop, Manila on Wednesday 16th – Friday 18th August 2017 at Shutterspace Studios, Manila.

About the Workshop

This Visualising Social Stories (VSS) workshop is aimed at both those who create images and those who use them in their work. Expert mentors will uses theory, case studies and practical exercises to lead you through the fundamentals of building powerful visual projects for positive social change.

NGOs who have attended VSS workshops in Singapore, Hong Kong and Nepal include: Civil Rights Defenders, Burma Partnership, Phandeeyar, Singapore Heritage Society, Home (The Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics), Aware (Association of Women for Action & Research), OXFAM, and National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre, Singapore.

Sponsoring Partner

Shutterspace Studios

Shutterspace Studios is a well thought out, “built­‐from­‐the­‐ground­‐up”, completely outfitted photography workspace, specifically designed for high‐end professional photography. Launched last January 3, 2011, Shutterspace Studios has since then seen a growing number of clientele, both amateur and professional alike. To date, it stands as the biggest and most well‐equipped commercial photography studio in Quezon City.

Shutterspace Studios features a complete set of photography studio amenities, including a makeup and dressing room, private restrooms, and free parking spaces. With its top of the line facilities, Shutterspace Studios guarantees photographers and their clients a hassle‐free and completely professional photography studio environment.

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To apply for this IPA Scholarship Grant, please follow the instructions below.
SEND AN EMAIL TO [email protected] WITH THE SUBJECT HEADER:
“GRANT APPLICATION – VSS MANILA SHUTTERSPACE” ALONG WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
  1. NAME:
  2. NATIONALITY/COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE:
  3. AGE/GENDER:
  4. WEBSITE OR ONLINE PORTFOLIO:
  5. BIOGRAPHY:
  6. PLEASE ATTACH A WRITTEN PROPOSAL (AT LEAST 250 WORDS) OF HOW ATTENDING THIS WORKSHOP WILL BENEFIT YOUR WORK. INCLUDE SAMPLES OF PREVIOUS PROJECTS/WORK WITH YOUR PROPOSAL, IF ANY. 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: CLOSED ON FRIDAY, 23RD JUNE 2017.

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