Reuters news agency – this week attending Visa pour l’image – have announced the launch of a photojournalism grant program which seeks to recruit and develop a diverse new generation of young photojournalists.
Reuters Pictures is offering up to eight $5,000 USD grants to passionate photojournalists or students of photojournalism who are interested in working on photo assignments and projects to advance their abilities and tell new stories. Pictures taken by grant recipients will be distributed globally on Reuters platforms. Yannis Behrakis, Reuters photojournalist and senior editor, special projects, will advise recipients with their assignments and projects, providing advice or planning assistance. Yannis is well known for his coverage of the European migrant crisis and was part of a team of Reuters Pictures photographers awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography for their coverage of the crisis in 2016.
Candidates do not need to be professional photojournalists, but must demonstrate an ability to successfully conceive and complete their grant project.
Application period: September 10, 2017 to December 10, 2017.
Grant period: January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.
Successful candidates will be contacted by Yannis Behrakis.
Full and further details here.
They say: “Reuters is keen to recruit diverse candidates from all backgrounds and we are excited to work with emerging talents who can tell human stories from new perspectives.”, said Reuters Global Editor of Video and Pictures John Pullman. “We look forward to reviewing the submitted applications.”