Deadline: 15 November 2012
Open to: Press photographers and photojournalists around the world
Grant: € 20,000
World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch invite press photographers and photojournalists around the world to apply for the second Tim Hetherington Grant. The grant is intended to support a photographer in completing an existing project on a human rights theme.
Human Rights Watch is one of the leading international organizations dedicated to protecting and defending human rights. Its unique methodology combines rigorous research, extensive press outreach, and high-level policy advocacy to document, expose, and press for an end to human rights abuses in 90 countries worldwide. Human Rights Watch was founded as an independent NGO in 1978 in New York. It is a global organization with offices on four continents.
World Press Photo is committed to supporting and advancing high standards in photojournalism worldwide. We strive to generate wide public interest in and appreciation for the work of photographers and for the free exchange of information. Our activities include organizing an annual contest, exhibitions, the stimulation of photojournalism through educational programs, and creating greater visibility for press photography through a variety of publications.
The application process is open to all professional photographers who have participated in a World Press Photo competition between 2008 and 2012. The grant is intended to support a photographer in completing an existing project on a human rights theme.
To apply for the grant, please fill in the application form and email it to [email protected]. The deadline for applications is 15 November. The selection committee will convene in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and will announce the name of the recipient of the grant on 10 December.
Timeline for applications
- Deadline: 15 November
- Selection: 7-8 December
- Recipient announced: 10 December
The annual grant, worth € 20,000, will be awarded to a photographer to complete an existing project on a human rights theme. The judges will look for the qualities that defined Tim’s career when reviewing the applications: work that operates on multiple platforms and in a variety of formats; that crosses boundaries between breaking news and longer-term investigation; and that demonstrates a consistent moral commitment to the lives and stories of the photographic subjects.