Boulder, Colo. (PRWEB) January 30, 2014
Photocrati is pleased to announce that the fifth annual Photocrati Fund competition is now open. The Photocrati Fund offers a $5,000 grant to one photographer (pro or emerging) each year to undertake an environmental or humanitarian photography project. At the completion of the project, a photo essay of the grant winner’s images will be displayed on Photocrati's website.
Selected by a prestigious panel of some of the world’s top environmental and cultural photographers, the awardee will join an elite group of Photocrati Fund Fellows. Past recipients of the award have covered overfishing in Chile, the conflicts surrounding conservation of endangered habitat for Stone sheep, global energy poverty, and the ongoing legacy of the 1984 Bhopal gas leak. Judges of the grant have included Michael “Nick” Nichols, Steve McCurry, Art Wolfe and Jim Brandenburg.
“The Photocrati Fund is always an exciting time for us,” says Erick Danzer, founder and CEO of Photocrati. “We get the opportunity to work with some of the best photographers in the world who generously serve as judges, and we get the chance to see some truly inspiring work by our applicants.”
The Photocrati Fund offers a rare chance for a photographer to garner upfront funding for a project. “In this way,” says Danzer, “we hope to play a small part in helping to support photographers who make a difference in this world.”
Applications for the 2013 Photocrati Fund competition will be accepted from Thursday, January 30, 2014 through Friday, April 18, 2014 (11:59 p.m. Mountain Time). The grant winner will be announced at the end of June 2014.
Grant applicants should submit a one-page project statement (including a rough budget) and bio, along with a link to an online portfolio of 20-30 themed images to: fund(at)photocrati(dot)com. For complete Photocrati Fund rules and guidelines please see visit the Photocrati Fund web page.
To learn about Alex Masi’s winning 2013 project, Bhopal Legacy, please check out the Photocrati Fund blog post.
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