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2014 Activist Awards Judges

We are excited to announce the jury for the 2014 Activist Awards. This year’s judges represent some of the top photojournalists and photo editors working in the field. This jury will convene in February 2015 to choose a winner in both the professional and emerging categories. Alice Gabriner is the International Photo Editor at TIME magazine, a position she held previously …

Nathan Dalton2014 Activist Awards Judges
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Matthieu Zellweger, Scientist and Photographer

Matthieu Zellweger is a Swiss photographer specializing in health issues. His project, From Burma with (Infected) Love, shot on behalf of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and AIDS Partners was a winner of the 2013 Activist Awards. We caught up with Zellweger to learn more about his project and how he took his background in science and …

Nathan DaltonMatthieu Zellweger, Scientist and Photographer
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Watch: Andri Tambunan on the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Papua

The Jakarta-based photographer, Andri Tambunan, has been covering the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Papua, Indonesia for several years. His project Against All Odds, a collaboration with Klinik Kalvari Wamena, was the winner of the 2013 Activist Awards. Born in Jakarta, Tambunan’s family moved to Sacramento, California when he was a child. He studied photography in college but after graduation took a …

Nathan DaltonWatch: Andri Tambunan on the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Papua
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ActiveStills: Photography for Social Change in Israel and Palestine

ActiveStills is a photography collective made up of Palestinian, Israeli, and international documentary photographers. For nearly a decade they have been using photography as a vehicle for social change, raising awareness about issues not always covered in the media. Earlier this year, Oren Ziv, a founding member of ActiveStills, served on the jury of the 5th annual Activist Awards and …

Nathan DaltonActiveStills: Photography for Social Change in Israel and Palestine
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2014 Activist Awards Call for Entries

The 2014 Activist Awards are now accepting entries. We invite all professional and emerging photographers who have collaborated with a nonprofit organization on a photographic project to participate in the 6th annual awards. Since the Activist Award’s inception in 2009, PhotoPhilanthropy has received work from more than 600 photographers in 90 different countries in collaboration with more than 450 nonprofit …

Nathan Dalton2014 Activist Awards Call for Entries
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Guest Post: Kiva Media Fellowship

By Stephanie Skinner Kiva is an online lending platform that provides small loans for people who lack access to capital for small business endeavors. As a Kiva Media Fellow I have spent the last few months meeting borrowers of these small loans, learning about their challenges and successes, and translating those into visual stories. I have documented entrepreneurs representing a range …

Nathan DaltonGuest Post: Kiva Media Fellowship
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A look at the winners of POPCAP ’14

Piclet.org, the online directory for hand-picked photographers portfolios, recently announced the winners of POPCAP ’14. POPCAP is a prize for contemporary African photography awarded to photographic portfolios that are produced in an African country or deal with the African diaspora. The winning entries are exhibited internationally at a series of publicly accessible exhibitions. POPCAP aims to raise the profile of …

Nathan DaltonA look at the winners of POPCAP ’14
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See the Winning Photo from our African Instagram Photo Contest

Instagram user @makhulu_ is the winner of our latest Instagram photo contest. “Siphiuuo Soldaat is a tailor on the Skywalker Bridge at Philippe Train Station. He is a one man powerhouse who is quite busy so if you need an alternation done (while you wait) contact him on +27717395576 #plus27 #capetown #stitch #tailor” We asked photographers living and working in …

Nathan DaltonSee the Winning Photo from our African Instagram Photo Contest
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African Photographers: Enter the Faces of Trade Photo Contest

Submission period: August 21 – September 8, 2014 Grand Prize: $1,000 PhotoPhilanthropy launches the Faces of Trade Photo Contest on Instagram, open to professional and amateur photographers living and working on the African continent. Trade is an opportunity for small producers and artisans in Africa to access international markets and seek a way out of poverty. PhotoPhilanthropy invites photographers to capture the …

Nathan DaltonAfrican Photographers: Enter the Faces of Trade Photo Contest
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#WorldFightsAIDS Photo Contest Winner Announced

James Mackay (@enigmaimages) is the winner of the #WorldFightsAIDS Photo Contest, a collaboration between PhotoPhilanthropy and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF). His winning photo was taken in Myanmar, where Mackay is based. Twenty three year old Yin Yin Aye was diagnosed with HIV six months ago. She has been at the clinic for one week and has now started …

Nathan Dalton#WorldFightsAIDS Photo Contest Winner Announced