The Aftermath Project has opened its 2021 grant cycle and invites all working conflict photographers around the world to participate with their projects.
The Aftermath Project’s mission is to support photographic projects that tell the other half of the story of conflict - the story of what it takes for individuals to learn to live again, to rebuild destroyed lives and homes, to restore civil societies, to address the lingering wounds of war while struggling to create new avenues for peace.
Grant proposals should reflect an understanding of this mission. Proposals may relate to the aftermath of numerous kinds of conflict, not just international wars. The conflict may have been at the community level - for example, violence between rural ethnic groups or an urban riot in an industrialized country. It may have been a regional one, such as a rebel insurgency, or it may have been a full-scale war. There is no specific time frame that defines “aftermath,” although in general The Aftermath Project seeks to support stories which are no longer being covered by the mainstream media, or which have been ignored by the media. In general, conflict should be over for a situation to be deemed an “aftermath.” There are specific cases, however, where conflict may have continued for so long, or be the result of an aftermath situation, that they will be considered to be within the scope of The Aftermath Project.
➜ Your proposal should include a project statement of not more than 2 pages, which clearly outlines the work you want to do. Your statement will be as important as your photos in the judging process. Your proposal MUST also indicate whether you have any publishing or exhibition commitments for your proposed grant work.
➜ Your proposal should include a portfolio of up to 30 images which shows your skills as a visual storyteller.
➜ You do not need to include a budget, but your proposal should indicate the scope of the work you plan to do during your grant year (travels, research, etc).
➜ A portfolio of no more than 30 images, in jpg format. Your images must be sized 1200 pixels on the longest side, at 72 dpi – with a file size of no larger than 2 MB per photo.
➜ A caption sheet. (Descriptions for each photo, including date made, etc).
➜ Please include a short bio, not longer than 2 paragraphs.
The grant winner and finalists will be announced in mid-December 2020.
There is no entry fee to participate!
The Aftermath Project is open to working photographers worldwide who are interested in creating work that helps illumine aftermath issues, and encourages greater public understanding and discussion of these issues.
For its 13th grant cycle, The Aftermath Project will award a $25,000 grant to one photographer and announce four finalists.
Further Informations ⇣
For all further information about the The Aftermath Project 2021 Photography Grant you need to consult the official website.