Open to: photographers who are not yet engaged in the business of creating and selling or licensing imagery
Focus For Humanity (FFH) is a US based non profit foundation that supports amateur and professional photographers throughout the world to focus their work on telling cultural and humanitarian stories. One of our two main awards is a FFH Fellowships, which is designed to help aspiring full time photographers make the transition from semi-pro/hobbyist to full time. The recipient has the choice of either undertaking their own assignment or working with one of the Advisory Council on a new assignment with an NGO.
* Non full-time photographer keen to focus on photography as a career and probably within the humanitarian or cultural field.
* Individual photographers who are not yet presently engaged in the business of creating and selling or licensing imagery.
* Photographers can be from any country or region, although the submission must be made in English.
This US$15,000 grant will enable the photographer to travel the world, enhance the portfolio, get the first NGO client, update the equipment and receive mentoring on the craft and advice on setting up the career as a freelancer.
Included in the grant is a year’s membership of the IGVP, mentoring with one of the Guild members, business and digital marketing coaching and advice and a grant of up to US$5,000 towards new equipment.
All interested applicants must follow these steps:
1. registered on the FFH website and create an account
2. fill the online application form
3. upload 8-10 JPEG images as a supporting portfolio (Image files sized to longest dimension at 3000 pixels, 300 dpi, saved as JPEGs with standard compression no lower than 8 on the JPEG scale)
The fellowship is awarded by means of a competitive portfolio review and an assessment of an online application form.
The submission deadline is 30th August 2010.
The fellowship is funded by Focus For Humanity