Manuel Rivera-Ortiz

— for documentary photography & film

Mission & Vision

Established in 2010, the Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation aims to encourage committed artists whose gaze challenges us to develop a new vision of the world.

By rewarding the dedication and determination of emerging photographers and artists, the Foundation's mission is to support documentary projects that show humanity in motion and capture social, cultural, political and even ecological issues. The images challenge us to question what is sometimes overlooked or forgotten, to offer a singular vision of the world around us and to give voice to the voiceless and opportunity to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged among us — in every community in the world — to be seen and heard.