Elipe will receive a $2000 cash prize to continue working on "Huellas," a visual exploration that aims to convey the strong bonds that Latin American women from different communities have with and natural environments.
This grant is an opportunity for up to 5 Visura members who identify as visual artists, journalists and/or storytellers working on self-funded long term projects. The theme for this grant was focused on visual stories about climate change, environmental justice, gender equality, racial justice, and human rights.
Mahé Elipe is a French photographer based in Mexico City since 2016. She is a member of Women Photograph, a nonprofit that serves to elevate the voices of women* and nonbinary visual journalists.
Mahe's documentary work focuses on the human condition with a particular interest in the place of women in society. She had the opportunity to complete her training, thanks to the Nikon-Bayeux security in conflict zone Workshop in 2018, as well as the Nikon-NOOR Academy Masterclass in Budapest the same year. She is also one of the winners of Reuters Photojournalists Grants 2019 and has been selected to attend The Eddie Adams Workshop XXXIII in October 2020.
Mahé was awarded by the COVID-19 Emergency fund for journalist from the National Geographic Society in 2021 and recently win the Women Photograph Project Grant 2022. She also was finalist of the YBIPA 2022 of Athens Photo World. The photographer collaborates with various media such as Libération, Médiapart, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, Washington post and Reuters. Her photographic work has been made visible in various exhibitions and more recently in 2022 at the festival "Fotofetiwal" in Łódź in Poland.
In 2022, The Current and Visura partnered in an effort to enhance the human experience through the visual arts. Together, the art center and media tech startup awarded an annual residency, announced the recipients of this year’s 2022 Visura Grant for Visual Journalists, and collaborated in a group exhibition. The partnership was in part also made possible with the support of an anonymous donor, who in 2022 made a generous contribution to The Current.
Visura is a global platform for visual storytellers. The membership platform is a destination for publishers to license visual content directly from freelancers, and a home for visual storytellers to access business tools to showcase and sell editorial, creative and commercial images directly to publishers, businesses and visual content buyers.
The Current is a center for contemporary art in Stowe, Vermont. We have progressive programming that balances challenging critical and thematic exhibitions with community events. We are free to the public, offer a wide range of public programs associated with our exhibitions, and have a robust education department.