• Vladislav Sokhin
    Vladislav Sokhin

    2016 Photography Top 26 Grant Finalist

  • Valerio Bispuri
    Valerio Bispuri

    2016 Photography Top 26 Grant Finalist

  • Turjoy Chowdhury
    Turjoy Chowdhury

    2016 Photography Top 26 Grant Finalist

  • Sven Zellner
    Sven Zellner

    2016 Photography Top 26 Grant Finalist

  • Rony Zakaria
    Rony Zakaria

    2016 Photography Top 26 Grant Finalist

  • Ofir Barak
    Ofir Barak

    2016 Photography Top 26 Grant Finalist

  • Matej Povse
    Matej Povse

    2016 Photography Top 26 Grant Finalist

  • Massimo Branca
    Massimo Branca

    2016 Photography Top 26 Grant Finalist

  • Katia Repina Carla Moral
    Katia Repina Carla Moral

    2016 Photography Top 26 Grant Finalist

  • Julia Malinowska
    Julia Malinowska

    2016 Photography Top 26 Grant Finalist

  • Juan Pablo Bellandi
    Juan Pablo Bellandi

    2016 Photography Top 26 Grant Finalist

  • Ismail Ferdous
    Ismail Ferdous

    2016 Photography Top 26 Grant Finalist

  • Igor Samolet
    Igor Samolet

    2016 Photography Top 26 Grant Finalist

  • Igor Elukov
    Igor Elukov

    2016 Photography Top 26 Grant Finalist

  • Giorgio Bianchi
    Giorgio Bianchi

    2016 Photography Top 26 Grant Finalist

  • Enri Canaj
    Enri Canaj

    2016 Photography Top 26 Grant Finalist

  • Diego Ibarra Sanchez
    Diego Ibarra Sanchez

    2016 Photography Top 26 Grant Finalist

  • Christian Werner
    Christian Werner

    2016 Photography Top 26 Grant Finalist

  • Christian Rodríguez
    Christian Rodríguez

    2016 Photography Top 26 Grant Finalist

  • César Enrique Rodríguez Becerra
    César Enrique Rodríguez Becerra

    2016 Photography Top 26 Grant Finalist

  • Anna Filipova
    Anna Filipova

    2016 Photography Top 26 Grant Finalist

  • Anik Rahman
    Anik Rahman

    2016 Photography Top 26 Grant Finalist

  • Amnon Gutman
    Amnon Gutman

    2016 Photography Top 26 Grant Finalist

  • Alessandro Rota
    Alessandro Rota

    2016 Photography Top 26 Grant Finalist

  • Alessandro Grassani
    Alessandro Grassani

    2016 Photography Top 26 Grant Finalist

  • Aaron Vincent Elkaim
    Aaron Vincent Elkaim

    2016 Photography Top 26 Grant Finalist

Arles Exhibitions
Through Sept. 25, 2016
Awards
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2015 Photography Finalists
Through Sept. 25, 2016
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THE MANUEL RIVERA-ORTIZ FOUNDATION for Documentary Photography & Film is committed to positive social discourse in under-represented communities throughout the world by encouraging emerging and established photographers and filmmakers working in developing nations to keep their lenses fixed on the plight of the poor and disenfranchised. Learn about our founder Manuel Rivera-Ortiz.

The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation For Documentary Photography & Film

Arles – Summer 2016

Join us in Arles this Summer at our L’hôtel Blain home for an exciting slate of exhibitions. We are honored to be hosting Dominic Nahr’s Fractured State on the Sudan crisis in collaboration with the Swiss Foundation for Photography and Les Rencontres d’Arles 2016. We celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Gamma Agency with a major retrospective of photos that have become part of the world’s collective memory. Atelier introduces Europe to the work of Korean photographer HyongRyol Bak in Slow-Drawing. And our 2015 photography grant laureate Pablo Piovano unveils his completed work in The Human Cost of Agrotoxins.

Laurence Bonvin – 2015 Film Grant

Swiss documentary photographer and film maker Laurence Bonvin has won the 2015 MRO Foundation grant for Documentary Film. Her moving film, Sounds of Blikkiesdorp, documents life in a government built settlement in Cape Town, South Africa setup as temporary housing for 1,600 forcefully resettled residents shortly before the 2010 World Cup. Blikkiesdorp now shelters a population of 25,000 by many estimates. Going beyond violence and despair, Bonvin focuses on the perseverance and resourcefulness of the people to improve their homes and lives with music as think between themselves and the dwellings and alleys.

Pablo Piovano – 2015 Photo Grant

We are proud to announce that Pablo Ernesto Piovano of Argentina has been awarded our 2015 Documentary Photography Grant for his work and project proposal The Human Cost of Agrotoxins. The selection was held in the new MROF exhibition space in Arles, France. Among 12 amazing finalist proposals, the jury was most moved by Mr. Piovano’s portfolio on the devastating effects of glyphosate herbicide spraying across much of Argentina and the impact on the environment and the people. The jury also gave honorable mention to Sven Zellner of Germany for his Childhood in Romania portfolio.

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