Mission & Overview
About M. Rivera-Ortiz
Director - D. de Faÿs
Board of Trustees
Editorial & Media Board
Advisors & Judges
Children's Project - Dharavi (Mumbai) Slum
2013 Film - K. Arunasalam
2013 Photography - V. Singh
2012 Photography - G. Jononovich
2011 Photography - M. Nissen
2013 Film Grant Shortlist
Singh: 2013 Grant
Jononovich: 2012 Funded Project
Jononovich: 2012 Grant
2012 Finalist Portfolios
Nissen: 2011 Funded Project
Nissen: 2011 Grant
2011 Short List
Ikono - Brussels
Galerie Huit - Arles
In the News
2012 Finalist Proposals & Portfolios (Click pictures to view portfolios)
Marie Baronnet, France
“Crossing the Line” proposed exploring social and political issues around clandestine crossing at the Mexican - USA border.
Stephen Dock, France
“Being Touareg” proposed following the nomadic life of the Touareg in northern Mali, their traditions, and socio-economic difficulties.
Maxim Dondyuk, Ukraine
His proposal was to document patients suffering from gastrointestinal tuberculosis in the former countries of the USSR.
Laura El-Tantawy, UK
“In the Shadow of the Pyramids” proposed exploring the essence of Egyptian identity in a time when Egypt is searching for itself.
Christophe Gin, France
“The Gateway of the Eldorado” proposed tracking the clandestine immigration from Brazil to French Guiana, the new European Eldorado.
Diego Ibarra, Argentina
“The Curse of Insanity” proposed unveiling the invisible wounds of war and the mental health crisis in Iraq.
Samuel James, USA
“Niger Delta” proposed a portrait of the ongoing struggle for power, land and oil in Nigeria’s Niger Delta, Africa’s most polluted oil-producing region.
Jérémie Jung, France
With Virginie Terrasse, “Tasiilaq: An Adolesence in Kalaallit Nunaat” proposed following two Greenland teenagers, exploring high suicide rates of young Inuit.
Virginie Terrasse, France
With Jérémie Jung, “Tasiilaq: An Adolesence in Kalaallit Nunaat” proposed following two teenagers in Greenland, exploring the high suicide rate of young Inuit.
Sebastian Liste, Spain
“The Brazilian Far West” proposed documenting the origin of inequality and resulting violence in disputes over land in Brazil.
Mário Macilau, Mozambique
“The Salience of Street” proposed following street children in African countries laboring as plantation domestic servants, hidden behind walls of workshops,
Antonio Pedrosa, Portugal
His proposal was to expose the effects of the economic and social crisis on the Kalé gypsy community in Portugal.
Other Grant Proposals
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