The Open Society Documentary Photography Project and Arts and Culture Program are offering grants for documentary photographers from Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Afghanistan, Mongolia, and Pakistan. With these grants, we support visual documentation of important human rights and social issues in the region and provide training and mentorship to local photographers.
We will award approximately ten cash stipends in the amount of $3,500 USD each to photographers to produce a photo essay on a critical human rights or social issue in the region. Along with the stipend, successful applicants will receive two master-level workshops (past workshops were held in Istanbul and Tbilisi) on visual storytelling through photography and multimedia. These workshops are led by internationally-recognized photographers and industry professionals who will provide ongoing mentorship throughout the six-month grant term.
This grant is intended for photographers who are committed to pursuing a career in photography and have prior technical expertise and/or training. Deadline for the application is May 10.