Announcing the mentees for our inaugural mentorship program together with @evdayprojects . Extremely proud of having such a class: 20 nationalities, working on one theme, in a two-year online mentorship program with 22 industry professionals! Congrats! http://www.nativeagency.org/mentorships/ Mentorships
Visura Founder Adriana Teresa interviewed Mike Davis , Syracuse University’s Alexia Tsairis Chair of Documentary Photography to learn more about the Grants. The Alexia Foundation awards grants to student and professional visual journalists to help them produce..
Happy to be included in TIME's Top 100 Photos of 2017. Thanks to the support of Catchlight, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, and Alexia Foundation. TIME's Top 100 Photos of 2017 Our photo editors present the best images of the year
Just in time for Christmas - Israel's Jesus Trail for The Wall Street Journal Off Duty Travel section in print today. Story by Tara Isabella Burton, Photo Editor Allison Gumbel. Merry Christmas 🎄 Israel’s Jesus Trail: 3 Days of Trekking, Eating and Generous Strangers..
I photographed a story last year on the government-led evictions of Tanzania’s Barabaig tribe, after the government was allowed a waiver by the World Bank that exempts them from a Indigenous People’s policy that protects these communities from issues such as evictions and land grabbing. I..
These images are beautiful, like visual poetry, capturing the in-between human spaces and rendering them magical. It's an incredibly unique look at Congo, a country usually portrayed as a place of war and blood diamonds. — Kate Bubacz (BuzzFeed News Senior Photo Editor) referring to..
Joseph Rodriguez drove a cab from 1977 to 1985, and in the last two of those years, he was studying to be a photographer. He lost his first set of gear in a classic ’70s New York stabbing and mugging, but with a new camera, he documented what he saw on the job. Old New York,..
The resulting images, which won him the 2017 Visura Grant for Outstanding Personal Project , document his confrontation with a family he had, for the most part, never met, and a country he was slowly discovering. “[I was] relying on friends and siblings to introduce me to their visions of this..
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..
Very proud to present TIME’s 2017 Person of the Year: “The Silence Breakers”. Especially proud of the incredible photography on the cover and throughout the issue by the dynamic and artful photographer’s Billy & Hells. We photographed and interviewed 31 women and men over the course..
This week the "School of Shepherds" project is featured in the Polish magazine Duzy Format, a weekly magazine from Gazeta Wyborcza. Is nice to bring this story till Poland. I am very grateful to Mariusz Kania for the nice interview, and to Maciek Jaźwiecki for the great edition..
I am honored to have received the first prize of the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, organized by the National Portrait Gallery of London, and selected from more than five thousand participating photographs. It will be exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery, among the other 50 finalist, until..
Over the summer, the Washington Post partnered with Visura in an open call for submissions of photo essays. The Post selected three winners out of more than 200 submissions. We are presenting the second winner today here on In Sight — Diana Bagnoli and her work “Animal Lover.”..
The Bob and Diane Fund is so excited to announce our 2nd grantee Christopher Nunn and his lovely and poetic work, Falling into the Day. Thank you to Sony Alpha for donating a beautiful camera & lens to Chrisopher as well!! # ENDAlzheimers #Sonyalpha..
In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month —Visura highlights ten more photographers, who are Hispanic or Latino Americans: Andrea Alkalay (Argentina), Monica Silva (Brazil), Michael Bonfigli (US/Argentina), Javier Álvarez (Chile), Karen Arango (Colombia), Wil Riera (Venezuela),..
An intimate portrait of a reservation in South Dakota. The article was written by Kenneth Dickerman. Click here to view the full article. Thank you Visura! The feature was one of the three selected from the Washington Post Open Call via Visura.
Visura is delighted to announce THE THREE WINNERS of the 2017 Washington Post Open Call : Diana Bagnoli, Emily Schiffer, and Brigitte Grignet . The photographers were selected by: MaryAnne Golon / Director of Photography, Kenneth Dickerman /Foreign Photo Editor and Dee Swann / Senior..
In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month—Visura highlights fifteen photographers, who are Hispanic or Latino Americans: Erika P. Rodrgz (Puerto Rico), Jorge Luis Chavarria (Guatemala), Joana Toro (Colombia), Pedro Farias-Nardi ..
Facing the dual changes of changing demographics and technological innovations, new groups are taking steps to broaden opportunities for photographers of color. Click here to read the full article on Diversify.Photo —written by David González and James Estrin for The New York..
Aint-Bad , an independent publisher of new photographic art, published my series about Wheeling, West Virginia's past and present on their site today. Check out the series and my introductory text here: https://www.aint-bad.com/article/2017/09/07/keith-rutowski/
Nice thing to be among the photographers featured on this amazing publication. The story I'm working on is about a small village in the south of Bosnia and Herzegovina called Počitelj, which was brutally attacked during the war in Yugoslavia in the 90's. Today some of the original inhabitants of..
Delighted to announce that Carolina Arantes is the winner of the 2017 Firecracker Grant , awarded to a female photographer born or residing in Europe to assist with a documentary project. Through a combination of self-initiated fundraising and with the generous support of Genesis..
Proud to announce that two projects I worked on with Nature Conservancy last year were just announced as finalists for the 2017 Folio Awards, including my cover story on wildland firefighters (for use of photography and for feature design ) and the issue that included my piece on the..
Cesar Dezfuli spent three weeks aboard a Mediterranean rescue ship shooting portraits of refugees - but says this single shot of Amadou, a refugee crossing the Mediterranean, sums up much about the migrants' feelings. Read the full article, here .
IT'S EASY TO get behind saving the whales. No end of people happily open their wallets to protect tigers and elephants, and who doesn't want more pandas in the world? Even odd animals like the pangolin, kakapo, and solenodon have their defenders. Fine animals one and all, but a dedicated band of..
Honored to have my work included in this vivid showcase of work by more than thirty of the world’s leading contemporary female documentary photographers—published by Thames and Hudson. Purchase " Firecrackers: Female Photographers Now " with 20% discount by using code: FIRECRACKERS20..
Houston Flood Caused By Harvey Sends Residents Scrambling For Safety Read the full article, here. Mayor Sylvester Turner has established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund that will accept tax deductible flood relief donations. Click here to learn more .
Tulip , my project about the last year of my mother's life, is featured in The Guardian, here . You can see more images from the project on my site: www.celinemarchbank.com Or if you would like to buy a copy of the book you can order from the publisher here: Dewi Lewis Publishing.
Thanks to Canon for featuring my ongoing work in the newest PDN Magazine - from my current project in the United States. A huge thanks to the Alexia Foundation , Catchlight , and Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting for the support and partnership this year.
Hello Visura family: I'm ecstatic to official report that " Honor Thy Mother " is going on the road thanks to an invitation from the distinguished Peter Miller asking me to bring my series (currently on display at the Griffin Museum of Photography ) to the Providence Center for..
Crumbling pipes, tainted water plague black communities This report is part of a project on drinking water contamination in the United States produced by the Carnegie-Knight News21 program. Deep in the winding mass of crumbling back streets in Campti, Leroy Hayes sets a..
Thrilled to announce my participation in Photoville this September. I will be turning a container into a propaganda machine, a brain washer with the hopes to leave a visual impression in people's minds that would give a taste of the Syrian experience. Located in DUMBO’s Brooklyn Bridge..
I really enjoyed photographing this story on eel trafficking in Maine for National Geographic. It meant sleepless nights and days, standing in the cold Union River photographing fishermen using dip nets and fyke nets to catch tiny glass eels, which are then shipped to Asia and raised and..
NIna Berman's short documentary film titled "Triumph of the Shill" is a reimagining of the 1935 Leni Riefenstahl Nazi classic, updated for the Donald Trump era. The film has been selected to screen at the Fort Lauderdale, Florida International Film Festival. The festival runs from Nov..
Welcome to the soft launch of MAHERY.org (Madagascar Health and Environmental Research). Over the coming weeks photo stories will be added to help visually express the importance of the research performed by the MAHERY team. Our first blog post talking about the creation of MAHERY and Harvard..
The story I shot on the t Sao Paulo Amputee Soccer Team, named Escanteio , has been recently published in a 10-page spread in the Vice Magazine Mexico/ Latin America edition. It was published in July and I recently got a copy. To see the story "Escanteio" on my website: PRESS HERE
Delighted to share that Visura was featured on Product Hunt today! That's a great way to describe us 'Think LinkedIn combined with Squarespace '. Visura is a platform where individuals can design their website, manage their work and network in one central place. We..
Opened Saturday, July 15 at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanic Garden , 2 pm to 4 pm. On view through September 17. Yes, if you want to take in this exhibition you’ll have to take a ferry to get there. The Staten Island Ferry. And if you really need some persuading, here’s a..
Birgit Krippner uses Visura to build photography websites and create community - based in Wellington, New Zealand - as well as make professional network connections and share photos, images and videos.
Friends in NYC, you are invited to a gallery exhibit at Chinatown Soup benefiting 100cameras titled By Us . The opening/reception is Friday, August 18 from 7pm-10pm. Delighted to announce that the Snapshot Brazil photos will be included. As the leader for the Snapshot project in Rio, I..
Delighted to share that an image from my project on Wyoming's ongoing environmental crisis, 'Veins of God', will be part of a grassroots group exhibition on the streets of New York City called Photowalk Astoria . This exhibition is put on by Newsweek's former Director of Photography Shaminder..
Delighted to be part of a group show titled "Analog v. Digital" opening this Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 at Foley Gallery , which is located at 59 Orchard Street in Manhattan. If you are in the NYC area, perhaps I'll see you there! Opening date: Wednesday, August 16h, 2017 Location:..
I was recently honored as just the second photographer — Arnold Newman was the first — to be commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery to provide the official portrait of a former Secretary. Thanks to Leica for the loan of their powerful S system , Sarah Oliphant for her beautifully..
How One Venezuelan Rum Exporter Stays Afloat Amid Nation’s Crisis To get bottles to the port, distiller runs a gantlet of looters, protesters and military checkpoints By Anatoly Kurmanaev and Nicole Hong Photographs by Wil Riera Read the article, here ...
Bushwick After Dark As I went deeper into photographing my subjects I found a common thread between performers and spectators: they would give themselves over to both sexual and visual ways of participating. View article, here .
Writer MaryAnne Golon For more than a year, photographer Amy Osborne has been photographing Miller’s daily life and plans to follow her through her surgery next year. “I hope that this moving tale of Taylor’s transition will help to inform..
By Michelle HartJuly 16, 2017 Last year, Michelle Ainsworth and her partner, Jennifer Lee, made the decision to undergo gender-confirmation surgery together. Lee, who’d wanted to have the surgery ever since she came out as transgender, five years ago, underwent the procedure in January of this..
Very pleased to see Single Mothers of Afghanistan is recieving recognition, this time from IAFOR Documentary Photography Award . I'm also very thankful to Mina, Shakar, Reihana, Malika and all the other amazing mothers who let me into their lives and open up to me.
Visura is proud to announce the grantee recipient for The Cortona On The Move workshop with Donna Ferrato. The winner is Clary Estes . The Scholarship will cover the fee to attend The Erotic Eye Workshop on July 16 & 17, 2017 led by Donna Ferrato..
Aaron Vincent Elkaim uses Visura to build photography websites and create community - based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada - as well as make professional network connections and share photos, images and videos.
Aaron Vincent Elkaim uses Visura to build photography websites and create community - based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada - as well as make professional network connections and share photos, images and videos.
I am an award-winning professional picture editor who has helped photographers tell their stories and elevate their work, whether it was still images or video. Every photo project, every portfolio, and every collection of photos must have a beginning, middle, and end to tell a story effectively,..
(CNN) - Photographer Federico Borella was scared last year before visiting a little cafe in the northern Indian city of Agra. Not because of what he would see once he got there, but for how he -- and the people he was about to meet -- would react. But then he saw Rupa. "When I saw Rupa for the..
Visura launches SPOTLIGHT—a monthly column featuring a Guest Curator, Photo Editor, Collector or Creative/Art Director, member of the Visura community. He or she will select 12 content producers using Visura's new Advanced Search Engine, who will in return be featured as part of the column! To..
Visura highlights 10 Creative Directors, Producers, Curators and Collectors. Each were found using Visura's Advanced Search Engine, a tool that gives access to Visura's database to search for talent and connect. You can search by members or projects as well as browse tags related to focus, skills,..
Visura is delighted to award Mexican photographer Cinthya Santos-Briones with its first Scholarship for Career Development. The scholarship will cover the fee to attend a two-day intensive workshop with the following editors: • James Estrin , the co-editor of the New York Times Lens..
In honor of EARTH DAY—Visura highlights twelve photographers, who have worked on projects that bring awareness to the importance of protecting the environment. Each was found via Visura's new Advanced Search Engine , a program that allows editors and..
Acacia Johnson is a photographer and artist from Alaska. Her photographic process can be described as expeditionary in nature, exploring human relationships to the polar regions of the earth. In 2014, Acacia was awarded a Fulbright grant in Canada to pursue a project about the winter landscape of..
Griselda San Martin is a Spanish documentary photographer and visual journalist based in New York City and Tijuana, Mexico. Her work explores transnational issues and focuses on concepts of identity and belonging. She is interested in in-depth stories that transcend borders and cultures and..
For people who know me, they know I am a proud recovered addict. I have been sober since 2008 and one day at a time, I will continue to do so for many years to come. When you're the kind of addict I was, life seems bleek and I felt nothing but disgust for myself. Sure in the beginning it was..
Aaron Vincent Elkaim (b.1981) is a Canadian documentary photographer and founding member of the Boreal Collective. Aaron's work has been recognized by a number of institutions including the 2014 Oskar Barnak Award, 2012 Daylight Photo Award, American Photography, the Magenta Foundation,..
Photojournalist and documentary photographer Jason Houston has spent over 20 years photographing community, culture, and how we live on the planet for editorial and NGO clients. ABOUT THE COVER: "In spring of 2015, after a year of negotiation with The Nature Conservancy, I began training..
Andrea Santolaya (b. Madrid, 1982) earned her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York where she also worked for Manolo Valdes photographing his monumental sculptures in NYC at Broadway Avenue and the N.Y Botanical Garden. She later published a book on the Botanical Garden in New York with..
Michael Bonfigli is a Washington DC-based photojournalist, a former Peace Corps volunteer with a masters degree in education. He has over 20 years of experience photographing a wide range of topics around the world for magazines, NGOs, and commercial clients. He is also a founding member Metro..
Candace Feit is a documentary photographer and artist focusing on creating deep narratives of people and their relationship to their environments and the objects within them. WHY VISURA? Candace is Visura Guild member and used the Visura Site Builder to create her website and..
Alejandra Carles-Tolra is a Spanish photographer from Barcelona who just moved from the US East Coast to London in September. Her work examines the relationship between individual and group identity, and how the latter shapes the former. Questions regarding what defines it, the role surroundings..
Erika Rodriguez is a San Juan based photographer who was raised between the concrete jungle of the city and the green mountains of Puerto Rico. After suffering from the common island fever she took a one-way plane to California to get a BS in Visual Journalism from Brooks Institute. WHY..
Iranian freelance and self-taught photographer, Solmaz Daryani is based in Tabriz, Iran. Solmaz has been working on her personal project titled, The Eyes of Earth, investigating the environmental and human impact of the drying of Lake Urmia in Iran. WHY VISURA? Solmaz used the Visura Site..
Diana Bagnoli was born in Turin, Italy and studied photography in Barcelona, Spain focusing on portrait and social reportage. Currently she is based in Turin shooting assignments for magazines such as Marie Claire, Le Monde Magazine, Vanity Fair, Io Donna, D di Repubblica, Days Japan, and Gioia...
Visura member Lindsey Leger is a photojournalist and writer with a passion for exploring social and environmental issues in the Middle East. She is currently working as a news editor with Al Bawaba News and her work has been published widely. WHY VISURA? Lindsey used Visura's Site Builder..
Erika Rodriguez was recently selected to take over Open Society Foundation's Instagram feed . Erika is a San Juan based photographer who was raised between the concrete jungle of the city and the green mountains of Puerto Rico. After suffering from the common island fever she took a one-way..
Visura is delighted to recognize Portuguese photographer João Pina as a Top Finalist of the 2016 FotoVisura Grant for Outstanding Personal Project for Gangland . We extend our gratitude to the 2016 panel of judges: Beth Flynn , Deputy Photo Editor, The New..
Andre Malerba is an American photographer based in Yangon, Myanmar. His work is focused primarily on human rights, including labor issues and the plight of the Rohingya Muslims. Andre specializes in long term projects and in-depth stories, employing a gallery-photojournalistic style in order to..
Olga Ingurazova is a freelance self-taught documentary photographer with a background in international relations and economics based in Moscow, Russia. She began her photography career by documenting post-conflict recovery and the aftermath of separatist movements in the Caucasus. WHY..
After a fatal shooting involving teenagers in her Brooklyn neighborhood, the photographer Cassandra Giraldo remembers how the media described them: "'Thugs,' 'hooligans,' 'gang members,'" she recalled. "It was insulting for me to read." Giraldo also knows better; the New York..
Annie's project Deafening Sound examines the deep roots of gendered violence and rape culture in American society. Presently, it combines three documentary projects, a portrait series and a collection of artifacts. It is structured so that each chapter examines different ways..
Visura is delighted to announce Italian photographer Francesco Anselmi as the recipient of the 2016 FotoVisura Grant for Outstanding Personal Project for Greek Chronicles . We extend our gratitude to the 2016 panel of judges: Beth Flynn , Deputy Photo..
Lisa Elmaleh tours Appalachia in her darkroom-equipped pickup truck, shooting and developing her portraiture on location. Lisa achieves her iconic and intimate imagery by painstakingly handcrafting her photographs using 19th-century wet plate process. WHY VISURA? Lisa used the Visura..