Danielle Villasana’s Advice on Applying for Grants and Awards | PDNPulse

Here is her advice about writing successful grant applications. Grant writing is hard, photography grants are competitive and, as Villasana notes, rejection is inevitable. But here she explain how you can turn the rejection of your grant application to your advantage

Five Photographers Win the 2017 Contemporary African Photography Prize | PDNPulse

Girma Berta, Emmanuelle Andrianjafy, Georges Senga, Fethi Sahraoui and Lebohang Kganye are the winners of this year’s CAP Prize— the Contemporary African Photography Prize, awarded by the CAP Association

CENTER’s Project Launch Winner: Johnny Miller | LENSCRATCH

Johnny Miller received CENTER’s Project Launch Award from three significant jurors. His project, Unequal Scenes, looks at the separation of communities from the air for a profound look at the haves and have-nots. Christy Havranek, Photo Director for The Huffington Post Dewi Lewis, Publisher Dewi Lewis Publishing, and Mazie Harris, Assistant Curator, Department of Photographs, J. Paul Getty Museum, CA have selected Johnny’s project and all three of their juror statements follow.

Latin American Pictures of the Year – The New York Times

A Portuguese photographer, Daniel Rodrigues — who only five years ago was unemployed and had to sell his gear to buy food and pay the rent — has been named Ibero-American Photographer of the Year in the fourth POY Latam contest. Santi Palacios of Spain was awarded second place and Andres Kudacki of Argentina took third.

Justyna Mielnikiewicz about The Smith Grant: “That grant is a milestone in my career” – The Eye of Photography

Justyna Mielnikiewicz received the grant for 2016 to complete her project A Diverging Frontier, in which she looks at life in the former Soviet states, 25 years after the fall of the Soviet Union, and the role ethnicity plays in the political development of these countries.

These 3 Photojournalists Receive the $30,000 Catchlight Grant

On April 25th, photojournalists Sarah Blesener, Brian Frank and Tomas van Houtryve were named the Inaugural Catchlight Fellows. Each will receive a $30,000 grant to pursue their work with one of three Catchlight Media Partners: Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, The Marshall Project, and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

Meridith Kohut Wins Chris Hondros Award for Venezuela Coverage

Meridith Kohut, who has been documenting Venezuela’s downward spiral for The New York Times, has won the fifth annual Getty Images and Chris Hondros Fund Award. The award was created in honor of Mr. Hondros, who was killed in Libya in April 2011 along with the photographer and filmmaker Tim Hetherington.

Michael Christopher Brown, Artist’s Book Infinity Award

The project for which he receives the ICP Infinity Award—Libyan Sugar (2016)— explores ethical distance and the iconography of warfare while using a phone camera. A book on the series was released in 2016 by Twin Palms Publishers; a lm and a mixed media installation will complete the project