Photojournalism Resources

As is often the case, a very North American/European bias. But still a useful list

Photojournalism Resources

A.M Qattan Foundation: Founded in 1994, the A.M. QATTAN FOUNDATION is a UK-registered charity focusing on two principal areas, culture and education.
American Press Institute: Founded by newspaper publishers in 1946, the American Press Institute is the oldest and largest center devoted solely to training and professional development for the news industry and journalism educators.
Arab Image Foundation: The Arab Image Foundation aims to promote photography in the Middle East and North Africa by locating, collecting, and preserving the region’s photographic heritage.
CCCB: Centro de Cultural Contemporanea de Barcelona – Contemporary art and culture center in Barcelona
Child Labor Project: Photography for Social Change.
Contact Press Images: One of the last small independent photographic agencies still in existence, with just over twenty active photographers from over a dozen countries, and the archives of another dozen.
Corbis: Corbis is a creative resource for advertising, marketing and media professionals worldwide, helping to bring creative work to life with the highest quality photography, footage and rights services.
Digital Journalist: The monthly online magazine for visual journalism.
F8: A design and production group for the development of photographic, interactive, digital and democratic journalism on the World Wide Web.
Foto Search Stock Photography: This website allows users to search from more than 6.8 million images from 140 stock photography publishers. Also has royalty-free clipart pictures, illustrations, stock video clips, etc.
Fifty Crows: Hosts the annual International Fund for Documentary Photography, which supports the work of emerging documentary photographers.
Getty Images: Images from regions including Japan, France and Spain.
Journal of a Photographer: Links for websites, blogs, photographers sites.
La Casa Encendida: Cultural and art center based in Madrid.
Lens Culture: Lens Culture is an online magazine celebrating international contemporary photography, art, media, and world cultures.
Lens – The photography blog of The New York Times, presenting multimedia reporting ? photographs, videos and slide shows.
Lightstalkers: Networking site for journalists, filmmakers, photographers and professional travelers.
Magnum in Motion: Founded in New York, in 2004, Magnum In Motion is the multimedia digital studio of Magnum Photos.
Magnum Photos: Magnum Photos is a photographic co-operative of great diversity and distinction owned by its photographer-members.
Media Job Pod: MediaJobPod is a place where students can click and get advice from top professionals in the field.
My Life in Politics by Tim Davis: 2004 My Life in Politics, Bohen Foundation, New York, NY
Noorderlitch: This combined site of the Noorderlicht Photofestival, the Noorderlicht Photogallery, the Noorderlicht project bureau and publisher Aurora Borealis is the largest photography art site from the Netherlands and completely bilingual.
Noor Images: Noor?s mission is to contribute to a growing understanding of the world by producing independent in-depth visual reports and collectively and actively promote, exhibit and sell the work of its member photographers.
Nuestra Mirada: This network was created by Hispanic photojournalists as a meeting place to share work and ideas, and to view powerful images they’ve created around the world.
Panos Pictures: Panos Pictures is a London-based independent photo agency representing photojournalists worldwide.
PHOTOARTS: Dedicated to the international community of collectors, dealers, professionals and enthusiasts of fine art and documentary photography.
Photo District News: PDN’s 2002 Photography Annual, celebrating some of the best photography of the year.
Photo Espa?a: Photography festival in Spain ? has a competition and portfolio review section for young photographers.
Photographer – Boogie: Born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia, Boogie began documenting rebellion and unrest during the civil war that ravaged his country during the 1990’s. An agency for Photography and Video Art, founded in Stuttgart in 1998 and based in Berlin since 2000.
PixelPress: At PixelPress our intent is to encourage documentary photographers, writers, filmmakers, artists, human rights workers and students to explore the world in ways that take advantage of the new possibilities provided by digital media.
Polaris Images: The New York-based agency provides an online portfolio of each of its photographers.
POV: Television’s longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 programs every year on PBS.
Redux Pictures: The agency specializes in portraits and has several pictures from the United States and Japan.
Sipa Press: Sipa Press covers world news thanks to a staff of 27 photographers, a network of more than 600 correspondents and exclusive distribution agreements with partner agencies such as Associated Press (AP) and the European Press Agency (EPA).
Slideluck Potshow: Slideluck Potshow is a slideshow and potluck for members of arts, photography, and media communities.
VII Photo Agency: Includes photo features from Afghanistan, India, Iraq and the Congo.
Visual Edge: A premiere multiple media workshop for photojournalists and their reporting colleagues.
W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund: When he died at the age of 59 in 1978, he had $18 in the bank. But his name had become synonymous with integrity. His work was his memorial.
Warshooter: A Portal for Photojournalists Covering Conflict, Crisis & Disaster
Zuma Press: The agency boasts of 900 photographers worldwide.
2point8: A wide-open view of the practice of street photography by Michael David Murphy, While Seated.
Al Mawred al thaqafi: Funding opportunity.
Artprice: On art and photography market.
Ashkal Alwan: Art institutions in the region.
Bidoun: On art and culture in the Middle East and North Africa.
DACS: On copyright issues.
Meeting point: Funding opportunity. Project part of YATF.
Townhouse gallery in Cairo: Art institutions in the region.
Triangle Arts Trust: International network of artist led workshops and residencies.
UMAM: Art institutions in the region.
Universes in universe: On art and culture in the Middle East and North Africa
YATF: Funding opportunity. Prince Claus Fund.
Actuality Inc.: Website of photographer Charles Harbutt.
Martin Parr?s (Magnum Photos) preface to History of the Photobook – vol. 2 is a good example of a photographer who can write.
Susan Sontage “On Photography”
Winogrand, Figments from the real world (Paperback) by John Szarkowski (Author)
Why People Photograph (Paperback) by Robert Adams
Auspicious dragon: There is a lot of photography, and a little about the visual arts in general.
Drinking with a Dead Man: Drinking with a Dead Man is a web log about freelance photography written by John Loomis, a freelance photographer based in Miami, Florida.
Fifty Crows Blog: FiftyCrows Foundation eschews these media politics and prioritizes social awareness by using arrestingly real, timely photographic images as a catalyst for education, cultural understanding and social action.
JM Colberg: Conscientious – J?rg Colberg’s weblog about fine-art photography
Relationships make the Images : Martin Fuch’s New York Photo blog. Martin, a photo student from Austria, is interning at Magnum this summer and is sharing his views of New York with the world.
Blindspot: Blind Spot Magazine is the international source book of photography-based fine art for artists, collectors, creative directors, designers, curators and art lovers.
Daylight Magazine: Daylight Magazine is the printed publication of Daylight Community Arts Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization that strives to establish community-based documentary partnerships in various locations throughout the world.
Digital Journalist: A Multimedia Magazine for Photojournalism in the Digital Age.
Documentography: Documentography is a UK based collective of young photographers dealing with documentary, reportage and journalism. The group develops personal as well as common projects tackling a wide range of social, political, and cultural issues. Online service for journalism and photography.
Exit: EXIT Image & Culture is a new, quarterly, monographic and bilingual (Spanish/English) photography magazine published in Madrid and devoted to contemporary photography.
Focal Point f/8: Photo essays and interviews.
Foto8: Since going live in 1998, has presented over 100 dynamic online story presentations by independent photographers.
IMAGO: Magazine focused on Central and Eastern European photography. The magazine informs on current issues and publishes critical essays. It is the only magazine focused on Central and Eastern European Photography and is published in English.
Mother Jones: Mother Jones is an independent nonprofit whose roots lie in a commitment to social justice implemented through first rate investigative reporting.
Need Magazine: NEED is the first independent magazine dedicated solely to global and domestic humanitarian issues.
Picture-Projects : A NYC-based studio founded in 1995, uses new media technologies, audio and documentary photography to examine complex social issues.
Photography in New York International: Listings of New York City, national and international exhibitions, private dealers, auctions & events, and a directory of services.
Pixel Press : The intent of PixelPress our intent is to encourage documentary photographers, writers, filmmakers, artists, human rights workers and students to explore the world in ways that take advantage of the new possibilities provided by digital media. We seek a new paradigm of journalism, one that encourages an active dialogue between the author and reader and the subject.
Red-Top: A place where artists can tell their stories as they wish them to be told, without the imposition of editorial or commercial agendas.
Reportage: A website dedicated to publishing innovative international photojournalism and presenting challenging articles on the use and abuse of photography in today’s media. This site continues the approach of the former print edition of Reportage magazine, which received critical acclaim between 1993 and 2000.
Revue: is a magazine of images in the internet created by 10 independent photographers. The site presents a bimonthly theme,portfolios, black and white or color articles, guest photographers, journalists and writers.
The Digital Filmmaker: This Website is dedicated to the art of visual storytelling, uniting the worlds of the photojournalist, the video journalist and the independent digital filmmaker.
Themes: Themes is a bimonthly documentary photography magazine.
Trolley Books: Specializing in photography and art books, TROLLEY has established itself as an innovative and exciting imprint recognized for diverse and often daring range of projects, its high quality of production and design, and most of all for its commitment.
ZoneZero: Dedicated to photography. Its name intends to be a metaphor for the journey from analog to digital image making.
FiftyCrows (IDPF): FiftyCrows Foundation eschews these media politics and prioritizes social awareness by using arrestingly real, timely photographic images as a catalyst for education, cultural understanding and social action.
International Center of Photography: Interpreting the power and evolution of photography, the International Center of Photography is a museum and school dedicated to the understanding and appreciation of photography.
Kids with Cameras: Kids with Cameras is a non-profit organization that teaches the art of photography to marginalized children in communities around the world.
Women in Photography International: Founded in 1981, Women In Photography International is a non-profit, outreach organization, which promotes the visibility of women photographers and their work.
World Press Photo: World Press Photo aims to support professional press photography on a wide international scale. Promotional activities include an annual contest, exhibitions, the stimulation of photojournalism through educational programs, and creating greater visibility for press photography through a variety of publications.
Reporters Sans Frontieres: The association defends journalists and other media contributors and professionals who have been imprisoned or persecuted for doing their work. It speaks out against the abusive treatment and torture that is still common practice in many countries.
Committee to Protect Journalists: The Committee to Protect Journalists promotes press freedom worldwide by defending the right of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal.
Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma: “Our belief at the Dart Center is that journalists with an understanding of trauma are both more likely to stay emotionally healthy and to be better equipped to report violence, or the impact of violence, with sensitivity, respect and authenticity.”
International Federation of Journalists: The International Federation of Journalists is the world’s largest organization of journalists. The IFJ promotes international action to defend press freedom and social justice through strong, free and independent trade unions of journalists.
Crimes of War Project: The Crimes of War Project is a collaboration of journalists, lawyers and scholars dedicated to raising public awareness of the laws of war and their application to situations of conflict.
Editorial Photographers: Their “mission is to educate photographers and photography buyers about business issues affecting our industry, and in the process raise the level of business practices in the profession.
International Journalists Network: IJNET is an online service for journalists, media managers, media assistance professionals, journalism trainers and educators and anyone else with an interest in the state of the media around the world. WITNESS is a human rights organization that provides local activists with video cameras to document human rights abuses.
Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer’s Fellowship (October): The Aaron Siskind Foundation offers fellowship grants of up to $5,000 each for individuals working in photography-based media.
Alexia Foundation for World Peace Photography Competition (January): Established in memory of Alexia Tsairis, an honor photojournalism student at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, and victim of the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.
Alicia Patterson Foundation (October) : The Alicia Patterson Foundation Program was established in 1965 in memory of Alicia Patterson, who was editor and publisher of Newsday for nearly 23 years before her death in 1963. One-year grants are awarded to working photojournalists/journalists to pursue independent projects of significant interest and to write articles based on their investigations for the APF Reporter, a quarterly magazine published by the Foundation.
Archibald Bush Foundation Artist Fellows Program (October): The Bush Artist Fellowships provide artists with significant financial support that enables them to further their work and their contribution to their communities. Fellows may decide to take time for solitary work or reflection, engage in collaborative community projects, embark on travel or research, or pursue any other activity that contributes to their lives as artists. Note narrow geographic restrictions. Michigan residents not applicable.
Association 3P (October): The Association 3P provides grants to fund a photographic reportage project covering six months to a year.
Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar Digital Contest (November): The non-profit Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, founded in 1973 by a group of photojournalists, promotes standards of photojournalism through an annual conference and a photography contest judged by working photographers. The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar’s annual competition accepts only digital entries. Photographs may have been originally shot on film or with a digital camera, but the entries must be submitted to us in digital form.
China International Press Photo Contest (TBA): China International Press Photo Contest (CHIPP) is a platform for press photographers and photojournalists worldwide. Its mission is to encourage excellent press photography, promote independent expressions of different views and foster free and unbiased exchanges of information.
Dart Award for Excellence in Reporting on Victims of Violence (TBA): The Dart Award for Excellence in Reporting on Victims of Violence “recognizes outstanding newspaper coverage of victims and their experiences. The award features a $10,000 prize for the entry that best illustrates the effects of violence on its victims and the ways individuals cope with emotional trauma.
Deutsche Borse Photography Prize: The prize is organized by the Photographers’ Gallery in London. The prize aims to reward a living photographer, of any nationality, who has made the most significant contribution of photography in Europe.
Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Documentary Prize (January): A $10,000 award given annually by the Center for Documentary Studies. The Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize was created by the Center for Documentary Studies to encourage collaboration between documentary writers and photographers in the tradition of the acclaimed photographer Dorothea Lange and writer and social scientist Paul Taylor.
FiftyCrows Fund for Documentary Photography (TBA): For thirteen years, the Photo Fund competition has been one of the premier documentary photography programs in the world. Its goal is to enable emerging and mid-career photographers to create in-depth essays that become catalysts for positive action and social change.
Getty Grant for Editorial Photography (Round One: November; Round Two: June): Getty Images will enable five photographers each year to bring projects of personal and journalistic importance to reality, and to the marketplace, through a new program, Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography. Five grants of $20,000 each, totaling $100,000, will be awarded to five photojournalists annually. Grant recipients will be selected by a panel of independent judges in two separate rounds of judging each year.
Gordon Parks Photography Competition: The Gordon Parks Center for Culture & Diversity at Fort Scott Community College began the Gordon Parks International Photography Competition in 1989 to honor Fort Scott’s most famous photographer, Gordon Parks. Each year the college awards prizes of $1,000, $500 and $250 to photographers whose images reflect the important themes in the life and works of Gordon Parks. The competition has become a showcase for the best of American documentary and news photography.
Hasselblad Foundation – the Victor Fellowship (February): The aim of the fellowship is to encourage continuing professional and artistic development at an institution of higher education outside the Nordic countries, recognized for its high standards in the field of photography.
Howard Chapnick Grant (July): A $5,000 grant for the advancement of photojournalism, to be used for activities such as education, research, a long-term sabbatical project, or internship. Special consideration is given to projects that promote social change or serve significant concerns of photojournalism.
John Simon Guggenheim memorial Foundation (October 1): The Foundation offers Fellowships to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions and irrespective of race, color, or creed.
New York Foundation for the Arts Artists Fellowships (Early October): Artists’ Fellowships are $7,000 cash awards made to individual originating artists living and working in the state of New York for unrestricted use.
Oscar Barnack Prize (January 31): The international jury gives the award to the photographer whose sure powers of observation most vividly express man’s relationship to his environment in a photo series consisting of up to 12 pictures.
OSI Documentary Photography Distribution Grant (TBA):The Documentary Photography Project of the Open Society Institute offers a grant to encourage new ways of presenting documentary photography to the public. The grant enables photographers who have already completed a significant project on issues of social justice to present the work to the public in innovative and appropriate ways, ensuring that the work gains critical exposure and has the greatest chance to stimulate constructive social change.
OSI – Moving Walls Exhibition (TBA) :Moving Walls is a traveling photographic exhibition series sponsored by the Open Society Institute. The series represents the transitional condition of open societies and the promotion and maintenance of democratic values. Nations often erect obstacles and barriers such as political oppression, economic instability, and racism. Yet, even as these walls are built, there are people committed to tearing them down. As the name of the exhibition series implies, Moving Walls is an artistic interpretation of this struggle.
Pew Fellowship in the Arts – PFA (December):The grants provide financial support directly to the artists so that they may have the opportunity to dedicate themselves to creative pursuits exclusively.
PDN Photo Annual (February): List of PDN contests.
Pictures of the Year International (POYi) and Best Of Photography (BOP) POYi (January):Each year’s contest is commemorated through exhibits, a book and this Web site.
W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund (July):The W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography is presented annually to a photographer whose past work and proposed project, as judged by a panel of experts, follows the tradition of W. Eugene Smith’s compassionate dedication exhibited during his 45-year career as a photographic essayist. For 2003, the grant will be $30,000, with an additional $5,000 in fellowship money to be awarded at the discretion of the jury.
World Press Photo Awards (January):The contest is open to professional photographers only. There is no entry fee. You must be the copyright holder of the work you submit, or be authorized by the copyright holder to submit the images.
Worldstudio Foundation Scholarships (April):Worldstudio Foundation scholarships allow young people from minority and economically disadvantaged backgrounds not only to realize their artistic dreams, but also to give back to their communities.
Truth With A Camera Workshop:The workshop goals include the development of photographic, editing and layout skills, job preparation, learning current methods and technology used in the industry, personal growth, the understanding of ethics, responsibility to the publication, the profession and to all members of the community.

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Time Magazine Person of the Year 2018. A photographer, writer, curator and activist, Shahidul Alam obtained a PhD in chemistry before switching to photography. His seminal work “The Struggle for Democracy” contributed to the removal of General Ershad. Former president of the Bangladesh Photographic Society, Alam set up the Drik agency, Chobi Mela festival and Pathshala, South Asian Media Institute, considered one of the finest schools of photography in the world. Shown in MOMA New York, Centre Georges Pompidou, Royal Albert Hall and Tate Modern, Alam has been guest curator of Whitechapel Gallery, Winterthur Gallery and Musee de Quai Branly. His awards include Mother Jones, Shilpakala Award and Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dali International Festival of Photography. Speaker at Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, Oxford and Cambridge universities, TEDx, POPTech and National Geographic, Alam chaired the international jury of the prestigious World Press Photo contest. Honorary Fellow of Royal Photographic Society, Alam is visiting professor of Sunderland University in UK and advisory board member of National Geographic Society. John Morris, the former picture editor of Life Magazine describes his book “My journey as a witness”, (listed in “Best Photo Books of 2011” by American Photo), as “The most important book ever written by a photographer.”

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