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2016 FotoVisura Grant

And the winners are...

Francesco Anselmi wins 2016 FotoVisura Grant

Francesco Anselmi wins the
2016 FotoVisura Grant

Visura is delighted to announce Italian photographer Francesco Anselmi as the recipient of the 2016 FotoVisura Grant for Outstanding Personal Project for Greek Chronicles.

Greek Chronicles is a long-term project that narrates the profound changes that Greece is experiencing. In 2012, Francesco began working on this series. Francesco writes, "I believe that the events that are taking place in Greece in the coming years will be crucial for the future of Europe."

We also want to recognize 24 photographers worldwide, who earned top honors and honorable mentions.

We extend our gratitude to the 2016 panel of judges:
Beth Flynn, The New York Times
Jean-Francois Leroy, Visa pour l'Image
Clinton Cargill, Bloomberg Businessweek
Kate Bubacz, Buzzfeed News
Michael Wichita, AARP

About Francesco Anselmi

Francesco Anselmi wins 2016 FotoVisura Grant Born 1984 in Milan, Francesco Anselmi lives between New York City, Milan and Athens. He completed degrees in photojournalism from the Istituto Italiano di Fotografia (2008) and the International Center of Photography (2010). Since 2012, he has been working on a long-term documentary project on the consequences of the economic crisis in Greece.

Francesco has won several recognitions including the Chris Hondros Fellowship Fund (2013) and the New York Times Company Foundation Scholarship.

His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Die Zeit, Time Lightbox, Bloomberg Businessweek, Internazionale, L'Espresso, Sette, Sportweek, IoDonna among others.

His work has been exhibited internationally including at Visa Pour L'image (2013), Image Singuliere (2014), Les Rencontres d'Arles (2014), The Venice Biennale (2014) and the 2014 Lumix Festival for young photojournalism. In 2014, Franceso was one of the finalists of the Leica Oskar Barnack. Since 2011, Francesco is a staff photographer at Contrasto photo agency.

Photo by Francesco Anselmi, 2016 FotoVisura Photography Grant Winner

Photo by Francesco Anselmi from his long-term project 'Greek Chronicles'

Image by Francesco Anselmi, 2016 FotoVisura Photography Grant Winner

Photo by Francesco Anselmi from his long-term project 'Greek Chronicles'

Note: Please contact the photographer directly if you are interested in reviewing any of these projects. It is Visura's mission for photographers to receive paid opportunities.

Finalists

João Pina (top finalist)

Photo by Joao Pina from his long-term project 'Gangland'

João Pina portrait - 2016 FotoVisura Photography Grant Finalist Portuguese photographer João Pina has been documenting the human cost of the next summer Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro. The project titled Gangland, is a personal exploration of the symbolic violence that the city and its residents live with every day.

A graduate of the 'Photojournalism and Documentary Photography program' at ICP, João's work has been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Time Magazine, Newsweek, Stern, GEO, El Pais Semanal, among others.

Juan Arredondo

Juan Arredondo FotoVisura Photography Grant Finalist

Photo by Juan Arrendondo from his long-term project 'Everybody needs a good neighbor'

Juan Arredondo portrait - 2016 FotoVisura Grant Finalist Through Everybody needs a good neighbor, Colombian/American photographer Juan Arredondo documents the lives of child soldiers in Colombia. He explores the challenges these ex-combatants face to transition into civilian life in a society that is prejudiced against them and a country that must reconcile its past.

Anja Matthes

Anja Matthes FotoVisura Photography Grant Finalist

Photo by Anja Matthes from her long-term project 'The House of Bangy Cunts'

Anja Matthes portrait - 2016 FotoVisura Grant Finalist Through The House of Bangy Cunts, Luxembourgian/German photographer Anja Matthes documents the underground NYC Kiki Ballroom scene, a self-organized community of LGBTQ youth of color that provides a support system and an alternative to high-risk behaviors. The long-term project explores a complex community that shows immense creativity, strength and resilience in the face of violence, racism and homophobia.

Johnny Milano

Johnny Milano FotoVisura Photography Grant Finalist

Photo by Johnny Milano from his long-term project 'White Pride Worldwide'

Johnny Milano portrait - 2016 FotoVisura Grant Finalist Through White Pride Worldwide, American photographer Johnny Milano documents the growth of the White Power movement within the United States. He begun the project while attending the International Center of Photography in New York City in 2012. Since he has documented across the US, including in Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Texas, Ohio, and Arizona. The series portrays: the Ku Klux Klan, which is a homegrown group; and the National Socialist Movement, the country’s largest Neo-Nazi group.

Honorable Mentions

Joan Alvado FotoVisura Photography Grant Honorable Mention

Joan Alvado

Nationality:
Catalan
Project:
Cuban Muslims - Tropical Faith
Synopsis:
A study of the growth of Islam in Cuba.
Zé Barretta FotoVisura Photography Grant Honorable Mention

Zé Barretta

Nationality:
Brazilian / Italian
Project:
Territories in Resistance
Synopsis:
Due to discrimination, the people that form part of social movements are fighting for decent housing in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Juan Carlos FotoVisura Photography Grant Honorable Mention

Juan Carlos

Nationality:
Salvadoran / American
Project:
Young Days, Dangerous Times
Synopsis:
An in-depth look at the consequences of gang violence on the younger generations in El Salvador.
Rasmus Degnbol FotoVisura Photography Grant Honorable Mention

Rasmus Degnbol

Nationality:
Danish
Project:
Europe's New Borders
Synopsis:
Using a custom made drone, Rasmus documents the “new” European borders.
Jessica Earnshaw FotoVisura Photography Grant Honorable Mention

Jessica Earnshaw

Nationality:
Canadian
Project:
Aging In American Prisons
Synopsis:
A long-term project on aging in American prisons. Specifically looking at older prisoners convicted of violent crimes as they are the least likely to be paroled yet pose a low risk of future violence.
Hector Emanuel FotoVisura Photography Grant Honorable Mention

Hector Emanuel

Nationality:
Peruvian
Project:
Layka Qota
Synopsis:
Documents festivals, traditions and daily life in towns and communities around Lake Titicaca (elevation 12,507 ft), which is located in the countries of Peru and Bolivia in the South American Altiplano (High plane).
Annie Flanagan FotoVisura Photography Grant Honorable Mention

Annie Flanagan

Nationality:
American
Project:
Defeaning Sound
Synopsis:
An overarching project that looks at rape culture and gendered violence in the United States through the combination of photography, film, writing and collected artifacts.
Matt Hamon FotoVisura Photography Grant Honorable Mention

Matt Hamon

Nationality:
American
Project:
The Gleaners
Synopsis:
Documents a group of primitive skills practitioners, who attend the annual buffalo hunt at Yellowstone National Park in Montana to scavenge animal parts and other products left behind by Native American hunters.
Scott Houston FotoVisura Photography Grant Honorable Mention

Scott Houston

Nationality:
American
Project:
East Liverpool Ohio, USA
Synopsis:
This project documents the town of East Liverpool, Ohio and its community: the hopes and challenges its people face, including a high rate of cancer because of hazardous waste and drug addiction.
Sara Hylton FotoVisura Photography Grant Honorable Mention

Sara Hylton

Nationality:
Canadian
Project:
Holy Town
Synopsis:
Explores the lives of widowed women living on the borders of society in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, India.
William Martin III FotoVisura Photography Grant Honorable Mention

William Martin III

Nationality:
American
Project:
A Cuban Family
Synopsis:
A long-term project that aims to portray a family's perspective of life in Cuba.
Ruth McDowall FotoVisura Photography Grant Honorable Mention

Ruth McDowall

Nationality:
New Zeleander
Project:
Malaiku: Survivors of Boko Haram abduction
Synopsis:
Portraits of survivors abducted by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram in Nigeria.
Carlos Javier Ortiz FotoVisura Photography Grant Honorable Mention

Carlos Javier Ortiz

Nationality:
Puerto Rican
Project:
A Thousand Midnights
Synopsis:
A documentation of the contemporary life of African-Americans who migrated from the Southern United States to Chicago and the Midwest during the Great Migration that occurred between 1910 and 1970.
Amy Sacka FotoVisura Photography Grant Honorable Mention

Amy Sacka

Nationality:
American
Project:
Say My Name
Synopsis:
An ongoing exploration of the economic, cultural and racial tension inherent in Detroit, a city that’s in the midst of startling change.
Abbie Trayler-Smith FotoVisura Photography Grant Honorable Mention

Abbie Trayler-Smith

Nationality:
British
Project:
The Big O
Synopsis:
An intimate study of the children behind the obesity statistics in the United Kingdom.
Akos Stiller FotoVisura Photography Grant Honorable Mention

Akos Stiller

Nationality:
Hungarian
Project:
Farmlands
Synopsis:
A documentation of the people in the rural farmlands in Hungary, where the population continues to decrease.
Sara Swaty FotoVisura Photography Grant Honorable Mention

Sara Swaty

Nationality:
American
Project:
Hayley to Harrison
Synopsis:
Hayley to Harrison is a long-term project that documents Hayley’s transition from female to male since 20011.
Mansi Thapliyal FotoVisura Photography Grant Honorable Mention

Mansi Thapliyal

Nationality:
Indian
Project:
We Sing Along
Synopsis:
Documents a Karaoke Bar on the outskirts of Siem Reap in Cambodia, where women are both entertainers and escorts.
Nadja Wohlleben FotoVisura Photography Grant Honorable Mention

Nadja Wohlleben

Nationality:
German
Project:
92
Synopsis:
A tribute to Nadjas' grandmother, Helga V. Randow, who was diagnosed at the age of 92 with dementia.
Wiktoria Wojciechowska FotoVisura Photography Grant Honorable Mention

Wiktoria Wojciechowska

Nationality:
Polish
Project:
Sparks
Synopsis:
A portrayal of the conflict in Ukraine consisting of portraits of young soldiers. Each wrote a reflection to show why they joined the war and the impact the decision had on their lives. The project also includes videos, video-art, collages, and installations.

Note from Visura
founder Adriana Teresa

Visura Founder, Adriana Teresa Letorney Visura's goal is to further the work and career of photographers and visual artists worldwide. As a part of our mission, Visura protects unpublished work by providing tools to our members to keep the work private when submitting to grants and open calls. To facilitate the process for prospective buyers and editors, we made sure each photographer's name and image links to their Visura profile. As a result, any editor interested can contact the photographer directly to request more information. There are some powerful bodies of work that the world should see! No one person acts alone. Visura is proud to recognize and support each and every one of these photographers.

Erin Trieb, 2011 FotoVisura Grant Winner

Judges


Beth Flynn
Deputy Photo Editor
The New York Times
Photo by Lucas Menget Jean-Francois Leroy
Director
Visa pour l'Image - Perpignan
Clinton Cargill
Director of Photography
Bloomberg Business
Kate Bubacz
Senior Photo Editor
BuzzFeed
Michael Wichita
Director of Photography
AARP

Grant Prize

$5,000 awarded to one winner
• Shortlist: various levels of recognition

Deadline

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Submissions are closed
Note from

Scott Thode

Director of Art & Education


Photo by Kathy Ryan
All of us at Visura are so excited to announce the 2016 FotoVisura Grant for Outstanding Personal Projects. This grant is one I personally believe in so strongly. I have always thought that photographers who take on personal long term projects need as much support as our community can give. I am thrilled to have an incredible panel of judges who believe in the power of the personal project. Join us at Visura as we look to solve the many difficulties we all face in this creative world we love.