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Women Photograph Announces 2019 Grantees | PDNPulse

Iman Al-Dabbagh, Shaima Al Tamimi, Sophia Nahli Allison, Marie Hald, and Annie Tritt have won the 2019 Women Photograph + Nikon Grants of $5,000 each, while Koral Carballo has won the $10,000 Women Photograph + Getty Images Grant. Women Photograph announced the winners this week.

Centralia by Poulomi Basu – Witness

Poulomi Basu was the first-prize winner for PHmuseum’s 2018 Grant, awarded by an independent jury featuring Monica Allende (Independent Photo Editor and Cultural Producer), Roger Ballen (photographer and artist), Genevieve Fussell (Senior Photo Editor at The New Yorker), and Emilia van Lynden (Artistic Director, Unseen). It is being published as part of World Press Photo’s collaboration with the PHmuseum.

The Winning Photos of the 2019 Nat Geo Travel Photo Contest

National Geographic has announced the winners of its 2019 Travel Photo Contest. Photographer Weimin Chu won the $7,500 grand prize for his Cities photo “Greenlandic Winter,” which shows the fishing village of Upernavik in Greenland.

Carolyn van Houten Wins 2019 Robert Capa Gold Medal Award | PDNPulse

Washington Post photographer Carolyn van Houten has won the 2019 Robert Capa Gold Medal Award from the Overseas Press Club for her coverage last fall of the caravan of Central Americans seeking asylum in the United States. Van Houten was honored at an awards ceremony in New York last week. Other photographers recognized at the ceremony were Maggie Steber, winner of the OPC President’s Award; Shiho Fukada, winner of the Feature Photographer Award; and Nariman El-Mofty, who won the Olivier Rebbot Award.

The Winning Photos of the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards

Italian photographer Federico Borella was named Photographer of the Year (and the 1st place winner in Documentary) for his project Five Degrees, which focuses on male suicide in the farming community of Tamil Nadu, Southern India, which is experiencing its worst drought in 140 years. The series was praised by the competition’s jury for “its sensitivity, technical excellence and artistry in bringing to light a global concern.”

Photo of ‘Crying Girl on the Border’ Wins World Press Photo 2019

Getty Images photographer John Moore has won the prestigious World Press Photo Contest for 2019 for his photo titled “Crying Girl on the Border.” The photo was selected from among 78,801 submitted by 4,738 photographers.

World Press Photo Story of the Year nominee: The Migrant Caravan

The migrant caravan is part of a larger project called Love Stories, an exhibition and film project about the global refugee crisis where we have partnered with UNHCR Sweden. Nikon was also one of the partners in the development of the first stage of this project. There are many stages/chapters left in the whole Love Stories project and the exhibition is planned for 2021.

World Press Photo Story of the Year nominee: The Yemen Crisis

As a photographer, I have worked extensively in the Middle East and Central Asia. I lived in Kabul from 2010 to 2015 where I started my ongoing relationship with The Washington Post. In 2015, I moved to Beirut and now my work focuses on the consequences of the conflicts in the area.

2019 Guggenheim Fellowships Awarded to 12 Photographers | PDNPulse

Catherine Opie, Ron Jude, Jennifer Garza-Cuen and Barbara Davidson are among the 12 photographers named 2019 Guggenheim Fellows, according to an announcement from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The fellowships provide grants of undisclosed amounts to support projects by artists, scholars, scientists and writers. The foundation selected 168 fellows this year from a pool of more than 3,000 applicants. This year’s fellows in photography are:

The Problem Isn’t the Photo Contest, It’s Us – PhotoShelter Blog

Eye-rolls, shrugs, and barbs greeted the $120,000 Grand Prize winner of Dubai’s HIPA Photography Prize. Malaysian photographer Edwin Ong’s photo of a partially blind Vietnamese woman carrying her baby was derided for representing yet another “poverty porn” contest winner before it was suggested that the image was staged by photographer Ab Rashid.

Announcing the 2019 James W. Foley Middle East Fellowship recipients | The GroundTruth Project – Announcing the 2019 James W. Foley Middle East Fellowship recipients – The GroundTruth Project

BOSTON — The GroundTruth Project is pleased to announce that, for the first time, the James W. Foley Middle East Fellowship will be awarded to two journalists who will collaborate to shine a light on under-covered expressions of life in the Middle East.

$120K HIPA Grand Prize Goes to Malaysian Photo Enthusiast Edwin Ong Wee Kee | PDNPulse

Edwin Ong Wee Kee woke $120,000 richer this morning after winning the Grand Prize for a single image at the 2019 Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Awards (HIPA) on Wednesday, March 13. This is the eighth year HIPA has given the award.

Reuters relaunches photographers’ grant program in memory of colleague Yannis Behrakis | Reuters

The program, which Yannis led, seeks to recruit and develop a diverse new generation of young photojournalists, something he was incredibly passionate about. It will relaunch for the 2020 grants under Yannis’s name with increased grants of $8k available to recipients.

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