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Tim Hetherington Trust launches Visionary Award – six visual communicators shortlisted

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© Eline Jongsma & Kel O’Neill, from a previous project: The Mars Desert Research Station, Utah, 2014 (from “EXIT”)

The Tim Hetherington Trust has announced a shortlist of six visual communicators for it’s Visionary Award – one of whom will receive £20,000 and specialist mentorship to create a piece of work that pushes the boundaries of documentary narrative.
They say: ‘Thirty two experts in photojournalism, filmmaking, multimedia and the arts, and drawn from five continents nominated sixty four journalists and artists working at the forefront of documentary practice for the Visionary Award by the Tim Hetherington Trust. A team of five judges reviewed the submissions and the Trust is now delighted to name five artists shortlisted for the award, the ultimate winner of which will be announced in spring 2015. The shortlisted finalists include artists from every career stage from a recent college graduate through to established practitioners with successful projects already achieved. The unifying qualities are talent, vision and commitment expressed in a wide variety of media from photo and video documentary to interactive multimedia, theatrical performance and dynamic installation pieces.’
Sixty two candidates were nominated by media experts and thought-leaders on five continents, demonstrating an astounding diversity of talent working in every available medium to share rich and thoughtful material.
Stephen Mayes, Executive Director of the Tim Hetherington Trust said, “Knowing that we just scratched the surface with our first global search for talent, I can see that the future is bright, maybe even dazzling! Our small sample reveals a dynamic resource of energy, insight, commitment and imagination, which in combination with new technology is unlocking a world of knowledge and even more importantly, understanding far beyond the limits of 20th Century journalism.” The first award will be announced in March 2015.
View the shortlist here