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2016 Visura Photojournalism Grant And the winner is...
Visura is delighted to announce Indian photographer Souvid Datta as the recipient of the 2016 Photojournalism Grant. His long-term project Vanishing Girls of West Bengal explores the socio-economic contexts perpetuating child trafficking. The work reveals the trafficking routes and mechanisms by which girls are systematically kidnapped, abused and sold into criminal hubs such as Kolkata’s red-light district of Sonagachi, and highlights the challenges state and NGO actors face in tackling an issue mired by nationwide crises of corruption, development, gender inequality and rising sectarianism.
VISURA GRANTS The Visura Photojournalism Grant empowers photojournalists by supporting their work, mission, and career. Visura awards one winner with a $5000 cash prize. The winner was announced last night at the 2016 Lucie Awards in New York City.
Kiana Hayeri grew up in Iran and migrated to Canada as a teenager. Faced with the challenges of adapting to a new environment, she took up photography as a way of bridging the gap in language and culture. After an incident in her personal life, she packed her life in a backpack and began a nomad's life in search of a place that could be called home.
VISURA INTERVIEWS Visura regularly produces interviews with our members, providing the opportunity for international exposure and dialog.
From exploring gender and identity in her portrait series, In Between & Outside, to documenting gestures that capture light, color, and texture in her #handadventures project, Sara Swaty strives to create photographs with a story.
Recently Sara was commissioned to shoot film stills for a Netflix Original production, XOXO.
WHY VISURA? Sara is a Visura Guild member and used the Visura Site Builder to create her website and network with an international community of artists and editors.
Surveying the Lives of Americans
Through Windows of their Parked Cars The New Yorker
Photo Coordinator Max Campbell, recently found and featured Phil on The New Yorker; "Jung’s still-lifes are shot in soft light, and his take is empathetic, not cutting. Photos of children and postcards are tucked behind sun visors and into side-door compartments," writes Campbell.
WHY VISURA? Phil is a Visura Guild member and used the Visura Site Builder to create his website and network with an international community of artists and editors.
How Steaks Are Raised in Brazil BuzzFeed News
BuzzFeed News spoke with Visura member Carolina Arantes about her project Holy Cow, which examines the cattle industry in Brazil. The project was one of two selected by BuzzFeed from an Open Call in partnership with Visura.
WHY VISURA? Carolina is Visura Guild member and used the Visura Site Builder to create her website and network with an international community of artists and editors.
On William Eggleston Portraits Crave Online
Recently published in Crave Magazine, Miss Rosen writes — "American photographer William Eggleston (b. 1939) is deeply attuned to the poetry of life, to the spaces in between the words that bridge mind, body, and soul. His photographs are alive with great swaths of color and mood, of atmosphere and feeling that goes beyond words. They are fragments spun in the web of time, captured by Eggleston with a precision that belies his mastery of the medium."
WHY VISURA? Sara Rosen joined Visura to share news with our community and discover new work and talent.
Living Off The Grid Marie Claire
Recently published in Marie Claire Australia, Chris Rubey's academic history in literature, psychology, and philosophy inform his sense of aesthetics and narrative. His musical history and affinity (a vocalist and pianist for most of his life) breathes life into his productions, giving it rhythm and 'flow'. His freelance work has gained attention with publications and organizations such as National Geographic, the Royal Photographic Society, among others.
WHY VISURA? Chris joined Visura to share news with our community and created his website using the Visura Site Builder - which he utilizes to stream his work directly to editors and art buyers.
"The rear taillights on the 1959 Cadillac are just overwhelmingly beautiful and iconic. The look and feel of those signature double taillights, wrapped in chrome, just scream the culture of the 1950s. If you listen hard enough while you're looking at those taillights, you can almost hear the doo-wop music coming out of the AM radio in the front seat," said Edson, recently published on CNN Style after being discovered on Visura.
WHY VISURA? Steven Edson joined Visura to stream his work and news to our international community of photographers, editors and media professionals.