World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch invite photojournalists and visual journalists around the world to apply for the third annual Tim Hetherington Grant. The grant is intended to support a photographer in completing an existing project on a human rights theme. The deadline for submissions is 17 October, and the name of the recipient of the grant will be announced on 11 November.
The grant celebrates the legacy of photojournalist and filmmaker Tim Hetherington, who was killed when a group of journalists came under fire during fighting between rebels and General Gaddafi’s forces in Misrata, Libya in April 2011. The Tim Hetherington Grant is a joint initiative of World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch, and is supported by Tim’s parents.
Managing director Michiel Munneke says: “The grant was established to celebrate Tim Hetherington’s commitment to innovative and compelling storytelling. We’re pleased that the grant has already enabled two photojournalists to take their projects to the next stage and to reach a worldwide audience. With the support of the Tim Hetherington Grant Stephen Ferry (2011) and Fernando Moleres (2012) were able to approach audiences on multiple platforms, books, booklets, newspapers, websites and exhibitions.”
• Who can apply
The annual grant, worth € 20,000, will be awarded to a photographer to complete an existing project on a human rights theme. The application process is open to all professional photographers who have participated in a World Press Photo competition between 2008 and 2013. The deadline for applications is 17 October. Details here
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