The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation For Documentary Photography & Film
2015 Call for Submissions
Now in our fifth year, the 2015 submissions call continues to focus on stories of heroism, human dignity and injustice. From famine to disease, human suffering to the politics that threaten the lives of people all over the world, our grant programs give photographers and filmmakers the opportunity to share the pivotal and emotional stories that impact generations. Each year our foundation grants both photography and film making at its best. Our 2015 call for submissions is now open though March 31, 2015. Find our photography submissions guidelines here and film submissions guidelines here.
2014 Film Finalists Announced
This year’s film finalists, like last year’s, span the globe and come to us from such places as Ireland, the United States, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Canada, Belgium, France, and India. The top 10 finalists range from a female hockey player in South Korea trying to compete as one of the guys, to a surprising journal on reporting by The New York Times during the atrocities of The Holocaust, and from the courageous Ixil people testifying about the atrocities of genocide in Guatemala, to refugees traveling between Beirut, Lebanon, and Aleppo, Syria, and an entire Syrian generation lost between these two cities.
Remembering Lucien Clergue
We honor the life and work of Lucien Clergue (1934 – 2014) – friend, advisor, Rencontres d’Arles founder, inspired photographer, artist. Beyond a great photographer, one of the best, Lucien was a great man with a huge giving heart for anyone trying to make it in the world of photography. We will miss his compassion, presence and his ever knowing gentlemanly smile.