Career Development: Past Grants & Open Calls

Visura offers a diverse program of photography Scholarships, Grants, Consultations, and Open Calls to our members in partnership with publications, brands and other leading institutions.

2011 FotoVisura Grant

And The Winners Are…

  • 1st Place: The Homecoming Story by Erin Trieb
  • 2nd Place: Carmen and Lupita by Annabel Clark
  • 3rd Place: Behind The Curtain by Ula Wiznerowicz

Top Finalists

  • The National Womb by Anastasia Taylor-Lind/VII
  • I’ll Die For You by Laura El-Tantawy


  • Its Strangest Patterns by Dimitri Mellos
  • Between Enemy Lines by Ivor Prickett / Panos
  • Resettled by Bryan Meltz
  • My Home by Mugur Varzariu
  • By The Grace Of God by Susan Worsham
  • The Bosnian Identity by Matteo Bastianelli
  • In the Orbit of El Teide by Meike Nixdorf

Honorable Mentions

In Alphabetical Order

  • Likeness by Jody Ake
  • One in a Billion by David Butow
  • War and Peace by Melissa Cacciola
  • Spirit above Waves by Jan Cága
  • Arctic Spleen by Piergiorgio Casotti
  • Sin & Salvation, Baptist Town by Matt Eich/LUCEO
  • Alps by Matthieu Gafsou
  • Picture You, Picture Me by Emer Gillespie
  • Land of Hope and Dreams by Amnon Gutman
  • Under Gods by Liz Hingley
  • Does size matter? by Robert Herman
  • Notes to remember by Alexander Khudokon
  • In the Solitude of Horizons by Ikuru Kuwajima
  • On This Side of the Mountain by Sebastian Liste
  • Transmongolian by Alvaro Laiz
  • Where Meat Means Money by Piotr Malecki
  • Scènes et Types by Tiana Markova-Gold
  • A Girl and her Room by Rania Matar
  • I Am Kurdistan by Sebastian Meyer
  • Five Chapters on Instability by Jukka Onnela
  • Innocence Assassinated by Katie Orlinsky
  • The New Plastic Road by Myrto Papadopoulos
  • Push and Pull by Emily Schiffer
  • Guatemala’s Lost Photographs. by Jean-Marie Simon
  • In Xanadu by Matt Slaby/LUCEO
  • Echoes and memories by Andy Spyra
  • Holy Polska by Salvi Danés Vernedas
  • Our Gurkhas by Zakaria Zainal

And The Student Winners Are…

2011 Spotlight Grant Winners

  • 1st Place: The Best We Can by Brad Vest
  • 2nd Place: Displaced: Cambodian Diaspora by Pete Pin
  • 3rd Place: Kids of Sodom by Kai Loeffelbein

Top Finalists

  • A Woman’s War: Bangladesh by Elizabeth D. Herman
  • Migrant Workers by Alessandro Penso

Honorable Mentions

    In Alphabetical Order

  • Brotherhood of Bears by Alan Charlesworth
  • Montefiore by Jessica Earnshaw
  • Never let you go by Alejandro Kirchuk
  • Bou by Tanvi Mishra
  • Another Afghanistan by Asef Ali Mohammad
  • Leakage by Anna Orłowska
  • New Deal Utopias by Jason Reblando
  • The Place Where I am Not by Tina Remiz
  • We Met A Little Early by Raphaela Rosella

Meet the judges

FotoVisura Grant

Patrick Witty, International Picture Editor, Time
James Estrin, Co-Editor of the NY Times Lens Blog
Claire O’Neill, Editor, NPR Picture Show Blog
Elizabeth Avedon, Curator & Editor

Spotlight Student Grant

Ariel Shanberg, Center for Photography at Woodstock
Sam Barzilay, Creative Director, United Photo Industries
Amber Terranova, Photo Editor, PDN Magazine
Nathalie Herschdorfer, Curator & Historian