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Visura offers a diverse program of Scholarships, Grants, Consultations, and Open Calls to our members. In partnership with publications, brands and other leading institutions, Visura empowers content creators with opportunities to further their work, vision, and career.

Zone Foto and VII cancels the Beijing workshop in November 2017

Zone | Organization | November 20, 2017

Due to lack of attendance, and other facts, Zone Foto and VII decided to cancel the Beijing workshop in November 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the cancellation. We sincerely thank your participation in the scholarship application process. We'll keep all VISURA participants..

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The Bob and Diane Fund: $5000 GRANT - DEADLINE OCT. 22, 2017

Gina Martin | Editor | October 8, 2017

Established in 2016, the Bob and Diane Fund supports visual storytelling that documents Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Gina Martin founded this nonprofit in honor of her parents Bob and Diane Martin. High school sweethearts, married 49 years.  Diane died of Alzheimer’s in 2011 and Bob, her loyal caregiver died 3 months later. This annual grant supports the completion, publication, exhibition and/or screening of photography and/or multimedia work with funding in the amount of $5,000 USD. The grantee will be announced in mid-November during National Caregiver’s Month. Check out an interview Visura on the Fund: here . DETAILS Submission begin September 1, 2017. The application deadline is  October 22, 2017,  11:59pm EST. There is no entry fee.   FILE SUBMISSION Submit 250-500 word essay  in English describing the project, why this work is important to you and how you see the grant helping you complete the project.  Name the file with your initials and proposal at end (ex: GMM_Proposal). Submit 15-25 images  (black/white or color).  Name the file with your initials and number each image at end (ex: GMM_01, GMM_02). Files: 72dpi, RGB, 3000 pixels on the long side, jpegs, caption each image (do  not  include photographer's name in the captions). Submit bio and/or CV  in English as PDF not to exceed 2 pages. Please be sure to include an email and phone number.  Name the file with your initials and Bio at end (ex: GMM_Bio). Place essay, images and bio into a ZIP folder  labeled with your initials and upload to this  Dropbox folder . 

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Paragons of Style

Joanna Milter | Editor | October 3, 2017

For MoMA’s new show “Items: Is Fashion Modern?,” John Edmonds photographed his friends in clothes the museum has deemed among the past century’s most indispensable. View here .

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Views + Brews | Fall Edition

Foley Gallery | Organization | September 20, 2017

We invite photographers to join gallery owner Michael Foley for a 75-minute portfolio review and career strategy advising session. Meetings will be a casual one on one discussion located at Foley Gallery on the lower east side of Manhattan, New York. Over the course of the meeting, we invite you..

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Gina Martin | Editor | September 14, 2017

Featured photographer (above) is Paul Nicklen:  Paul Nicklen describes looking up from underneath a wave akin to "looking through a moving painting—an undulating, shifting kaleidoscope of blue hues." Nicklen is an experienced ice diver with hundreds of immersions in extremely dangerous..

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BOB & DIANE FUND - accepting submissions for 2017 grant!

Gina Martin | Editor | September 14, 2017

SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED: SEPTEMBER 1 - OCTOBER 22 The Bob and Diane Fund seeks submissions from visual storytellers on stories about Alzheimer's Disease or dementia.  $5000 grant!

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on The New York Times 'Lens' Blog: Diversify.Photo

DIVERSIFY PHOTO | Organization | September 13, 2017

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..

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The ZoneFoto Scholarship Open Call for the VII Workshop in Beijing

Zone | Organization | September 8, 2017

ZoneFoto announces The Zone FotoScholarship Open Call —an opportunity for two photographers to attend the VII Workshop in Beijing from  November 18 to November 21, 2017 . Hosted by  Zone Foto , this four-day workshop with three VII photographers, Christopher Morris, Ed Kashi, and Sim..

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treat gallery | 50 treats call for entry

Sherri Littlefield | Editor | September 6, 2017

Excited to share that I will be one of the jurors for 50 treats , an exciting project that will begin in 2018 with treat gallery. Each artist selected will "takeover" treat gallery's "@50treats" instagram handle for 7 days, taking one photograph, using only their cell phone, once a day...

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Thames and Hudson publishes new book featuring world's leading contemporary female documentary photographers

Magda Rakita | Photographer | August 31, 2017

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..

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Jury for the 2018 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo

David Stuart | Editor | August 30, 2017

Svetlana Bachevanova announces the jury for the 2018 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo. It includes:  Daniella Zalcman ,  Peter van Agtmael ,  Jen Tse ,  Lars Boering , Gary Knight and  Svetlana Bachevanova . Deadline for submissions December 15th 2017...

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