2013 PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Awards
The PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Awards identify outstanding work done by photographers in collaboration with nonprofit organizations worldwide and awards prizes ranging from $2,000-$15,000.
Submission period opens October 1 and closes November 15, 2013. We will hold the Awards ceremony in March 2013.
Acknowledging and celebrating the explosive growth of mobile phone photography, PhotoPhilanthropy is offering for the first time in its history a mobile photography award to complement its traditional student, amateur, and professional category awards for most compelling documentary photography essays completed on behalf of nonprofits.
To help steward this conversation, we are honored to have renowned photojournalists Ed Kashi as our Master of Ceremonies for the 2013 Activist Awards. Mr. Kashi has been working in multimedia, short films, and now mobile photography in his advocacy work as a visual storyteller for social and political issues. Together we’ll host a program of panel discussions and workshops in addition to the main award ceremony, exploring the dramatically changing landscape of photography and how it relates to traditional documentary practice and social advocacy.
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As part of our education program, PhotoPhilanthropy conducts interactive webinars providing content on various topics and subject areas related to the use of documentary photography for social change. Webinars are 60-90 minutes in length and facilitated by subject matter experts. Our next session will take place on November 12, 2013. Please click here for more information.
Best Practices Framework
In the fall of 2012, PhotoPhilanthropy embarked on a project to learn more about the obstacles faced by organizations in sourcing, using and distributing social documentary photography as a tool for change. Through conversations with nonprofits, professional photographers, funders, media outlets, and policymakers and through a review of literature, existing trends and best practices, we developed a framework that we believe will elevate the effectiveness of using documentary photography as a visual storytelling tool. The framework is premised upon best practices that create stronger partnerships between nonprofits and photographers and an approach that is goal and outcome oriented. Our intention is to take our collective learning and provide better tools to the community of photographers, nonprofits and social change agents so that they can more effectively reach and engage a community of donors, supporters and stakeholders to achieve their desired results.
PhotoPhilanthropy is excited to announce the release of the Best Practices Framework for using documentary photography as a visual storytelling tool in late August of 2013.