At the core of The Everyday Projects’ mission is a belief in supporting photojournalists from diverse backgrounds as they develop their craft. In 2021, in a new effort to help provide this vital support, The Everyday Projects awarded grants to two photographers to work on long-term projects in their own communities. In addition to receiving $6,000 each, the two grantees are receiving one year of mentorship as they continue to work on their projects. Many thanks to our program mentors — Mallory Benedict, Photo Editor at National Geographic, and Jehan Jillani, Visuals Editor at The Atlantic.We received applications from more than 450 photographers from all over the world. We were encouraged by their dedication to projects that uplift and highlight their communities. The 2021 winners were Tania Barrientos Radilla (Mexico) and Salih Basheer (Sudan), whose projects were deeply inspiring, and whose intentions echoed The Everyday Projects’ values. Zohreh Sabaghnejad (Iran) won Honorable Mention. There were nine other finalists: Gabriella Báez (Puerto Rico), Grasielle Barbaresco (Brazil), Rehab Eldalil (Egypt), Amina Kadous (Egypt), DeLovie Kwagala (South Africa), Fawaz Oyedeji (Nigeria), Fethi Sahraoui (Algeria), Farshad Usyan (Afghanistan), and Andrés Yépez (Ecuador). We look forward to continuing the grant program in 2022.
The Everyday Projects 2021 Grant Winners & Finalists - Photoville Festival