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Belgium photographer Léonard Pongo wins the 2017 Visura Grant for Outstanding Personal Projects
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Dec 7, 2017
Visura is delighted to announce the results of the 2017 Visura Grant for Outstanding Personal Project, including the winner, top finalist, and 20 honorable mentions. The winner will receive  $5000 in cash; additionally, the twenty-two photographers will have access to a sponsored 90-minute individual editorial consultation review with the photo editor and curator Scott Thode

Congratulations to Belgian photographer Léonard Pongo for receiving the 2017 Visura Grant for Outstanding Personal Project. Léonard will receive $5000 in cash to support the production and development of his long-term project titled The Uncanny, a series that narrates the crossroad between Congolese daily life and Léonard's personal experience discovering his Congolese roots. 

Léonard was featured today on The Washington Post 'In Sight Blog' by Olivier Laurent. To view article, please click here

The Finalist is Colombian-American photographer Juan Arredondo for Everybody needs a good neighbor, a series that documents the lives and challenges of current and former child soldiers in Colombia as they transition into civilian a life.

On behalf of Visura—we thank this year's panel of leading judges—Gina MartinMyles LittleYukiko YamagataMichael D. Davis and Monica Allende for their time, commitment, and dedication during the judging process.

Visura respects and stands by their final decision, and is grateful for their contribution and support.

The 20 Honorable Mentions (In alphabetical order)

01. Adrian Domínguez, (Spanish) Weland
02. Agata Grzybowska (Polish) 9 Gates of No Return
03. Alfredo Bosco (Italian) Davai Donbass
04. Amy Osborne (American) Taylor Miller
05. Andrea de Franciscis (Italian) Dhelirium
06. Andrea Wise (American) Side effects of being a woman
07. Benjamin Hoste (American) Nothing can steal what we build
08. Charlotte Schmitz (German) La Puente
09. Clary Estes (American) Those who remain
10. Emily Schiffer (American) Kin
11. Giorgio Bianchi (Italian) Donbass Story-Evgeny
12. Isadora Kosofsky (American) Vinny and David: Life and Incarceration of a Family
13. Jessica Eve Rattner (American) House of Charm
14. Joan Alvado (Spain) Cuban Muslims: Tropical Faith
15. José Sarmento Matos (Portuguese) How Can I help you?
16. Julia Cybularz (American) The Mathematician
17. Sarah Blesener (American) Toy Soldiers
18. Tommaso Protti (Italian) Terra Vermelha
19. Natalie Keyssar (American) The Office of Hope
20. Nikos Pilos (Greek) Trapped

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Léonard Pongo receives The 2017 Visura Grant for Outstanding Personal Project
ANNOUNCING THE RESULTS OF THE 2017 VISURA GRANT FOR PERSONAL PROJECT Visura is very pleased to announce the results of the 2017 Visura Grant for Outs...


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