In recent years, more Asian photographers are emerging onto the international scene, producing work of outstanding calibre and giving exposure to little known issues from their region or their own countries.
However, one of the biggest obstacles faced by these photographers is the difficulty of finding financial funding to support their projects. In-depth, investigative work requires long periods of research, and without help, many of these projects cannot be realized.
The Reminders Project and the Angkor Photo Festival share a common mission in promoting and highlighting the work of emerging Asian photographers. They have now come together to take their support one step further with the Reminders Photo Project Grant for Asian Photographers.
ABOUT THE GRANT
- Financial support of up to US$3,000 for a photo project
- The awarded project will be shown at the 2012 Angkor Photo Festival
- Open to all Asian photographers with no age limit.
- Applicants who are ethnically Asian, but who were born or are currently residing outside of Asia are also eligible.
This grant is open to projects fitting the following criteria:
- An in-depth photographic documentation in Asia
- Explores critical issues in Asia which are unknown or under-reported
- The project must make a positive impact on the local community and help vocalize the issues at the grassroots, local community or NGO level.
- The jury will announce five selected finalists, whose work will be presented as a slideshow at the 2011 Angkor Photo Festival.
- The jury will announce the winner of the grant, and who will be invited to the 2011 Angkor Photo Festival for an award presentation. + An in-depth photographic documentation in Asia.
Representatives from Reminders Project and the Angkor Photo Festival will review applications, which will then be judged by a jury panel consisting of five international photography professionals.
The jury will take into consideration:
- The strength of the photographer’s photography portfolio.
- How closely the proposed project adheres to the Project Criteria and to the grant’s mission.
Dirk Claus / Photoeditor Asia, Stern magazine
Bruno De Cock / Photo Editor, MSF International
David Dare Parker / Festival Director, FotoFreo
John Novis / Head of Photography, Greenpeace International
Yuko Yamaji / Curator, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts
HOW TO APPLY
- Application is FREE!
- Fill in the Application Form, which contains more guidelines on materials to submit.
- Deadline: 29 july 2011
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