The Everyday Projects 2021- Grant for Photographers

Learning photography in Nigeria

At the core of The Everyday Projects’ mission is a belief in the support of photojournalists from diverse backgrounds as they develop their craft. In a new effort to help provide this vital support, The Everyday Projects will award two grants to photographers to work on a long-term project.

In addition to receiving $6,000 each, the two grantees will receive mentorship for the duration of their project from either Mallory Benedict of National Geographic or Jehan Jillani of The Guardian.

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  • Receive support and mentorship to photographers who are working on one of their first long-term projects and have had limited exposure to national and international assignments and publications.
  • Grantees will be guided through their projects by their mentors and the Everyday team as if it is a long-term assignment.
  • A chance to receiving $6,000.
  • Receive mentorship for the duration of their project from either Mallory Benedict of National Geographic or Jehan Jillani of The Guardian.

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  • Preference will be given to photographers who have contributed to The Everyday Projects or are members of the African Photojournalism Database. In your application, you will be asked for links to your contributions to an Everyday account on Instagram. (African Photojournalism Database members can instead link to the APJD membership page).

  • Supporting projects that align with The Everyday Projects’ approach to storytelling will be prioritized, including:

    • Stories that defy stereotypical imagery, promote human dignity, and correct misrepresentation.

    • Projects that are rooted in documentary photography. If your project is outside of what would be considered traditional photojournalism, please explain your process in your application. These could be projects primarily consisting of portraiture, a collaborative project with the people you photograph, mixed media, etc. We are open to these creative approaches.

  • Photographers who are documenting their own community or region will be prioritized. Photographers can be based anywhere in the world.

  • You can apply to continue a project or start a new one. Your proposal must include a portfolio of 15 to 30 images. If you are proposing to continue a project, your portfolio can include images from that project, as well as other work. If you are proposing to start a new project, your portfolio should show any other relevant work.

  • Your project must be completed within one year of receiving a grant.

  • Applicants should demonstrate openness to taking feedback and learning.

Eligible Regions: Open for All

Deadline: June 7, 2021
  • Apply online through the Apply Now link.
  • Applicants must email or WeTransfer a portfolio of 15-30 images (in JPG format) with captions. Grantees will retain copyright ownership of their work.
  • There is no application fee.
  • You may apply with more than one project.

For more information and application, visit the official website of the Everyday Projects 2021- Grant for Photographers.


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