The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for International Photography is currently seeking to award one outstanding global, social documentary photographer with a grant of $5,000 to be utilized in the production or completion of a social documentary project.
Last year’s call for entries garnered an astonishing 184 entries representing some 45 countries around the world. This year the organizers hope to do even better by gaining even entries from Latin America, and from Sub-Saharan Africa.
Photographers of all nationalities who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to apply.
Awarding Outstanding Global, Social Documentary Photographers
To commemorate the launching of The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Internalional Photography, the organizers are currently seeking to create an online showcase of outstanding work by photographers around the world, and award one outstanding social documentary photographer with a grant of $5,000 USD, to be utilized in the production or completion of a social documentary project.
Submit a one-page proposal and a portfolio sample of your black & white or color (PDF if possible) current work. Only new and continuing projects are eligible to apply. Our Director, Founder, and Board of Trustees will select a winner from all accepted entries.
The pre-approved project must be produced in the photojournalistic tradition of Manuel Rivera-Ortiz, Foundation Founder & President. The winning project must be based on such pressing social issues in developing nations as health, poverty, oppression, war, famine, religious/political persecution, and much more.
This is a two stage competition.