Founder + CEO
based in Brooklyn, NY
Adriana Teresa Letorney portfolio on Visura - a professional network to connect with photo editors and art buyers, and build photography portfolio websites. Visura members, like Adriana Teresa, share photojournalism, art photography, landscape, travel photography, portraits and more. Adriana Teresa has 0 projects, 49 community news posts, and 22 images shared in the photo stream.
Adriana Teresa Letorney is the Founder & CEO of Visura.co (formerly known as fotovisura.com)—the professional networking platform for photography and media. Adriana is dedicated to the...
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Delighted to invite you to join us THE 2017 VISURA HOLIDAY BOOK SIGNING EVENT & COCKTAIL hosted by Foley Gallery on Saturday, December 16th from 6:00-10:30pm.
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1.Nina Berman, An Autobiography of Miss Wish 2.Donna Ferrato,Love & Lust Limited Edition with signed prints 3.Fran Antmann, Maya Healers: A Thousand Dreams 4.Joseph Rodriguez, El Barrio in the 80s Published by powerHouse Books 5.Andrea Star Reese, Urban Cave Published by FotoEvidence (Order Book) 6.Roni Ben-Ari, Ladies in Waiting 7.Adrián Villeta, Poetic Vision 8.Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Mfon: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora
Note: Although photographers Lisa Elmaleh and Jeff Jacobson will not be present in person, their books will be sold at the event.
Gina Martin has worked at National Geographic for 17 years. She is the Managing Account Executive, Editorial Sales for their photo agency, NG Creative. Gina is the Founder and Executive Director of the Bob and Diane Fund—a photography grant for visual storytelling about Alzheimer's and dementia. She is determined to find a cure for Alzheimer's - in honor of her dear mom. I had the honor to ask Gina a few questions.
The deadline to submit for the Grant has been extended to October 29th, 2017. To learn more, click here.
Adriana Teresa: What or who inspired launching the Bob and Diane Fund?
Gina Martin: Photography and finding a cure for Alzheimer's are two of my main passions and it just made sense to combine them into something good. My mother died of Alzheimer's in 2011 and my father was her caregiver and passed away just 3 months after she did. It is my way of honoring them and thanking them for teaching me the gift of giving.
ATL: How can photography contribute to further Alzheimer and dementia research?
GM: Showing a wide range of images from all over the world about this disease will bring a more visual awareness to how devastating dementia is to the person living with it as well as their family.
ATL: What does the Bob & Diane Fund look for to support a visual story?
GM: We are looking for a cohesive and interesting focus of the disease - whether it is of patients, caregivers or from a science perspective.
ATL: What does the Bob & Diane Fund look for in a photographer?
GM: We are looking for photographers who are passionate about this work and who will continue their project with a book, exhibition or through education.
ATL: Who are the organizations that the Foundation works with in order to further Alzheimer and dementia research?
GM: Right now we are focused on getting the grantees work out there. We have been very fortunate to be supported by the Alzheimer's Association, NPR, Washington Post, The New York Time, Huffington Post and many photo blogs. FujiFilm North America was generous to donate a camera to our 2016 grantee as well. #grateful
ATL: What are the awarded stories used for by the Bob & Diane Fund?
GM: We work hard to get them published and seen worldwide when the grantee is announced. We also post on social media throughout the year to inspire people to apply, get involved or to just start a conversation.
ATL: What is the long-term mission of the fund?
GM: The long-term mission is to continue bringing a visual awareness and dialog to a disease that has lived in the shadows for too long. We want people to understand that this disease is more than just memory loss and that we must find a cure.
ATL: How can non-profit organizations in search of new visual stories focused on Alzheimer and dementia support this organization?
GM: Obviously, as a 501c3 organization, we are always looking at ways to raise money so that we can increase our grant each year and provide workshop sponsorships. We want to inspire young photographers to work on stories about Alzheimer's or dementia and would like to support that beginning work and would love to partner with other education organizations.
ATL: What contributions can the combination of both photography and research do to further science?
GM: We believe that a visual awareness and dialog will bring a better understanding to this disease and inspire people to care, get involved, and to donate to help find a cure.
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Let me tell you about my experience with awards and recognitions.
For everyone who gets frustrated about not receiving an award or grant or recognition, let me tell you about my experience with awards and recognitions.
My name is Adriana Teresa Letorney. I am a Puerto Rican woman, mostly known for being the founder of Visura.co. Most recently, I applied to the Howard Chapnik Grant: I was not selected as a finalist and it's ok.
This is not my first year applying to this or other known grants. Does this stop me? Never. Why? Because awards do not define me nor do they define Visura- purpose does, you do. I'm sharing this with everyone who has submitted to something and not received the recognition- and as someone who gives grants too - you are not alone.
I have lived this for years now- and it has never stopped me, so I hope it doesn't stop you....because at the end of each day, what we are doing is changing lives every day.
So, keep moving forward and onward!
And to ICP - International Center of Photography - thank you so much for considering my submission once again. To the finalists and winners- congratulations!!!! If there is any way that I can support your journey- please know that I am here.
Sunday, August 27, 2017
We are beset by—and immersed in—apps and devices that are quietly reducing the amount of meaningful interaction we have with each other.
Read full article written by David Byrne, here Illustration by Andy Friedman
Reflection on reading: I totally agree. We need to reduce the amount of time and money we invest in having an online presence in order to connect efficiently—so that we can go out to the world again and live and work.
Visura is creating a merit-based, equal opportunity central platform that connects professionals and organizations in the media industry, efficiently. Creatives, filmmakers, photographers, photojournalists, editors, writers, curators, art and creative directors, as well as designers—can design a personal website + profile site with a News Blog that streams your post to the Visura Community Page—both of which are interconnected to a database with privacy settings used to find new work and talent.
Visura doesn't take a finder's fee from any transaction that results from the platform—plus, we offer other tools, resources, and opportunities as well to help you further your work, vision, and career!
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August 8th, 2017— Photographer and singer Arlene Gottfried passed away today in her home.
Born in Brooklyn, Arlene graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and worked as a photographer at an ad agency before freelancing for top publications, including The New York Times Magazine, Fortune, Life, and The Independent in London. Gottfried has exhibited at Paris Photo, the Leica Gallery in New York and Tokyo, at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and at Les Douches La Galerie in Paris. Her photographs can be found in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, The New York Public Library, and the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris.
Arlene is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Berenice Abbott International Competition of Women's Documentary Photography. Gottfried’s most recent book, Mommie, (published by powerHouse Books), was highlighted as one of TIME Magazine’s Best Photobooks of 2016. She is also the author of Bacalaitos & Fireworks (powerHouse Books, 2011), Sometimes Overwhelming (powerHouse Books, 2008), Midnight (powerHouse Books, 2003) and The Eternal Light (Dewi Lewis Publishing, 1999). A lecturer and a singer, Gottfried lives and works in New York City.
I have recently seen a handful of editors and buyers expressing the importance of adding your email to your website.
TIPS: —ADD YOUR BASIC CONTACT: your email, phone number, any languages you speak, and current location. —FILL OUT FORM: If you are using a FILL OUT FORM on your website, please add your most basic contact information clearly available on the top of the Form. —ALTERNATIVE: Add your email the bottom of your Menu Bar.
One editor noted that the photo editor should easily find your email, be able to copy & paste it and that all content producers should include their phone numbers, any languages you speak and where you are currently located.
HOPE THIS HELPS! Happy to share as many times as needed! I know that many students and emerging talent worldwide would not know this unless it is shared! So, please share with your colleagues regardless of whether they are Visura members or not! The more we work together, the stronger we will become!
Adriana Teresa Letorney
ps. Thank you, Gina Martin for your constructive tips to photographers written on your Facebook page! You inspired me to make a post on this one particular tip for Visura members and others to read! We will share this info as many times as needed to empower new talent worldwide entering our industry and remind the one's who have been around for a while!
Some days, I genuinely feel that I am not enough, period. I wonder: if I had gone to grad school? not been a workaholic?so passionate? stubborn? dedicated to this personal project (yes, I am referring to Visura, who although is a business, it remains a very personal project to me)? If I had just gained more experience working for other institutions or done more? Maybe, if I had submitted for grants, awards and scholarships—and actually won them? If I was born a man? White? or non hispanic? If I didn't have an accent? If I had stayed in New York? I wonder. Would my journey be any different? There is no answer. Maybe. Anyways—the other day, I received a very beautiful letter from a photographer, who was asking herself these very same questions. And that's when I was reminded that you can always do more, you can always do better—but you have to accept where you are right here, right now...because otherwise, the past will result in anger and the future will create anxiety—and that is no way to live in the now...and all we have is the now. That is how we create our past and future. So, in my weakest days—it is always a Visura member that reminds me that it is not for me—but for you that I do what I do, everyday, a midst the challenges, heartbreaks, failures, lacking, rejections and any other negative experience that I may face on a daily basis. It is you, the Visura team, my family and friends— and my son Gabriel—that give me the courage to stand up and try, again and again. Take a breathe, smile and go back at it again. So, with all the negativity that is in the air— I want to take a moment to thank every Visura member—individual and organization—the Visura Team (Scott Thode, Graham Letorney, Chris Scott) and supporters, my family and real friends—and my son Gabo— for giving me purpose. You are not alone.
On May 4th, 2017, Souvid Datta, publicly admitted to altering images and misappropriating the work of other photographers. As a result of this admission, his lack of transparency, and the resulting ethical questions surrounding the project, In the Shadow of Kolkata—Visura has revoked Mr. Datta’s 2016 Visura Photojournalism Grant Award, effective immediately.
Instead of arguing that supporting emerging photojournalists has gone too far- how about advocating that more and better resources should be made available? More workshops and mentorships with photo editors, photographers, and others.
Young photographers lack direction and opportunity. How about advocating the value of photo editors (who by the way are losing their jobs left in and out)? Stripping away direction and opportunity is not the solution. Finding a better solution and way to do it and adding more resources is the discussion we should be having.
Bashing when pointing out the many problems is not a solution and neither is leaving new generations without access to professional resources and tools and equal opportunity. Please- especially the one's who have been doing this for decades- be aware of what you are propagating and the repercussions this will have on the new talent.
A time of reflection is needed to brainstorm on what is the best way to support new and emerging and at times young talent.
Sometimes- silence means that individuals are actually gathering information before making an informed, responsible and professional decision.
Let's focus on moving forward by discussing what is photojournalism? what makes up the photojournalism industry? what are the different roles? What do photojournalists do? Why do photojournalists do that job? How? Where? What are the different approaches? What is the importance of the work that is being done? What is the ethics surrounding and aiming to achieve the best practice, process, and projects?
Photojournalism can learn from mistakes...and find real solutions on how photojournalism can continue to exist, and be better.
(For clarity: I am not blaming one over anyone or comparing. I am saying- this is a time to reflect on best practice moving forward from the organizations side as well as the photojournalists side....from the Grant givers including Visura (which is why we put an end to the grant program for the remainder of the year to take time to evaluate the process and practice) and the Grant receivers. And that more resources need to be allocated to bringing equal and informed direction and opportunity...like mentorships as Angel Franco Suggested in the comments below.)
Today the photojournalism industry mourns the loss of trust. The reputation and belief in both leading organizations and individual professionals in this industry are at stake. Time Magazine featured an interview of Souvid Datta—accussed and now responsible for plagiarizing and altering images— written by Olivier Laurent. As one of the numerous awards Souvid has won, the article includes that he was the recipient of the 2016 Visura Grant for Photojournalism. Prior to this recognition, he also received the 2013 IdeasTap and Magnum Photos Photographic Award, Getty Images Editorial Grant, Alexia Foundation award, the Pulitzer Catalyst Award as well as a LensCulture/Magnum Photos award. This controversy all began because Souvid submitted a project to a LensCulture Contest in partnership with Magnum Foundation; he also won the Pulitzer Centre's Catalyst Award. To my dismay, he did not contact Visura prior to publishing his article—had he done so—we would have made a statement. (Since I posted and reached out to Time Magazine, I was contacted immediately by Olivier (a colleague I respect and consider a leader in the industry) offering the opportunity for Visura to submit an official statement, which has been sent. The article has been updated.)
The official quote in part featured in Time Magazine: Visura, which awarded a grant to Datta, has launched an investigation into the photographer's practices. "Although the altered images in question were not part of his Grant proposal, which has always been set to private to protect the integrity of the project and its subjects involved—Visura does not support lies, deceit, and unethical acts. Period," says Visura's founder Adriana Teresa Letorney. "The Visura team works to respect the integrity and ethics of the international community as well as its own mission."
Photojournalism is in mourning. The ethics of journalism are in question. It feels like all the Goliaths have gathered behind closed doors to set for the kill—and I wonder, who is the prey?
I repeat—today, the photojournalism industry mourns the loss of trust. The reputation and belief in both leading organizations and individual professionals in this industry are at stake. There are several issues at hand.
The allegations by Souvid Datta, an award-winning photographer in the photojournalism industry are serious. Since Souvid received the 2016 Visura Photojournalism Award for his longtime investigation into child sex trafficking across West Bengal—Visura commenced an internal investigation days ago to determine the best course of action for FotoVisura Inc to take.
Visura's team works to maintain the integrity and ethics of our mission: to easily connect individual creatives and buyers worldwide. The Grant Program is a perk to Visura premium members at no additional costs.
Unfortunately, the photojournalism industry mourns the loss of trust. As a result, Visura will postpone launching any future grants for the remainder of the year.
No matter what—this is a time to reflect and decide how each of us can be the change that we envision.
Adriana Teresa Letorney
Founder, Visura (photo by ATL/Visura)
Souvid Datta—an award-winning photojournalist—accepted the allegations of plagiarizing and altering images between 2013-2015. Since Souvid received the 2016 Visura Photojournalism Award —several days ago Visura initiated an internal investigation to determine the best course of action for FotoVisura Inc to take. Management is in direct communication with Souvid at this time. Although the altered images in question were not part of his Grant proposal, which has always been set to private to protect the integrity of the project and its subjects involved—Visura does not support lies, deceit, and unethical acts. PERIOD.
The Visura team works to respect the integrity and ethics of the international community as well as its own mission. The Grant Program is a perk to Visura premium members at no additional costs.
Unfortunately, due to the severity of this loss of trust—Visura is postponing offering future grants in photojournalism for the remainder of the year to honor a much needed period of reflection. This is a time to decide how each of us can be the change that we envision.
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 buyers to search Visura's database. You can search by members or projects as well as browse tags.
We stand side by side, and we will move forward together.
As a Latin American, Puerto Rican, female, mother, and founder of Visura—a startup that seeks to build a platform that reduces the amount of money and time people spend on having an online presence to connect, share their work and vision, and access career opportunities based on MERIT, regardless of race, culture, genre or social-economical background—I join the many advocates, who in their own way, are finding the strength and courage to fulfill what is now an even greater responsibility: in my case, to stand for VISURA.
United with respect, we are stronger! Please feel free to connect with me, reach out to each other, and know that Visura has your back.
Hi members, due to popular demand—I am coordinating a second newsletter announcement that includes a selection of Highlights from our COMMUNITY NEWS, as a result of our members posting to their News Blog. If you have a highlight of the year, you want to share with us for consideration, please email me at email@example.com by THURSDAY at noon.
DEADLINE: THURSDAY, December 31st at NOON REQUIREMENTS: Submit a link to your Visura News Post with the announcement that you feel best represents a highlight of your year! Please note that we need to make a selection but we will do our best to include as many posts as possible! SUBMIT TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
One of the main highlights of Visa Pour L'image was seeing and meeting dozens of freelance photojournalists roaming the streets of Perpignan during the professional week hoping for an opportunity to connect and share with other photographers and editors. Of the work I saw and the dozens I met with, I want to highlight three freelance photojournalists, whose work moved me to the core. Read full article, here.
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Publicity articles are great—they feature the organization that makes the grants possible and highlight the winning photographers. Yet, there is one thing missing: the photographers do not get paid for the feature and because of the spotlight, the possibilities of the work being bought and featured by another publication are little to none. We all know this, and we all know that this needs to change: we need to work together in a way that doesn't jeopardize the possibilities for opportunity for the highlighted photographers. And, there is a way.
Visura is so grateful for all the publications that are joining and supporting this new movement filled with new approaches, incentives, initiatives and ideas. It takes risk to change, but your leadership is a sign that this industry is filled with hope.
I stand by all Visura members: photographers, editors and the organizations that are joining. You are standing for a future where photographers can make a living in photography. You do what you can and each act is changing lives and the way the industry thinks. No one person acts alone. Today is another example as to how together we can make a difference....and it all started with you.
And to you—I am eternally grateful.
Like my grandfather used to say: Little by little without making a fuss.
Independence comes with responsibility, one that requires respect, integrity and selflessness. I believe in independence. It is one thing I work every day to become more of...easier said than done... But maybe in the pursuit of achieving it, maybe one day, alongside so many who in there own path are doing the same- we will witness equality for all individuals, cultures and communities living in the mainland. Maybe... Just maybe. Today, I celebrate all the individuals that take a stand to protect our independence as well as the stories of independence that inspire and keep our hopes alive.
MARY ELLEN MARK achieved worldwide visibility through her numerous books, exhibitions and editorial magazine work. She published photo-essays and portraits in such publications as LIFE, New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair. For over four decades, she traveled extensively to make pictures that reflect a high degree of humanism. Today, she is recognized as one of our most respected and influential photographers. Her images of our world's diverse cultures have become landmarks in the field of documentary photography. Her portrayals of Mother Teresa, Indian circuses, and brothels in Bombay were the product of many years of work in India. A photo essay on runaway children in Seattle became the basis of the academy award nominated film STREETWISE, directed and photographed by her husband, Martin Bell.
Mary Ellen recently received the 2014 Lifetime Achievement in Photography Award from the George Eastman House as well as the Outstanding Contribution Photography Award from the World Photography Organisation. She has also received the Infinity Award for Journalism, an Erna & Victor Hasselblad Foundation Grant, and a Walter Annenberg Grant for her book and exhibition project on AMERICA. Among her other awards are the Cornell Capa Award from the International Center of Photography, the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, the Matrix Award for outstanding woman in the field of film/photography, and the Dr. Erich Salomon Award for outstanding merits in the field of journalistic photography. She was also presented with honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees from her Alma Mater, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of the Arts; three fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts; the Photographer of the Year Award from the Friends of Photography; the World Press Award for Outstanding Body of Work Throughout the Years; the Victor Hasselblad Cover Award; two Robert F. Kennedy Awards; and the Creative Arts Award Citation for Photography at Brandeis University.
She has published eighteen books including Passport (Lustrum Press, 1974), Ward 81 (Simon & Schuster, 1979), Falkland Road (Knopf, 1981), Mother Teresa's Mission of Charity in Calcutta (Friends of Photography, 1985), The Photo Essay: Photographers at work (A Smithsonian series), Streetwise (second printing, Aperture, 1992), Mary Ellen Mark: 25 Years (Bulfinch, 1991), Indian Circus,(Chronicle, 1993 and Takarajimasha Inc., 1993), Portraits (Motta Fotografica, 1995 and Smithsonian, 1997), a Cry for Help (Simon & Schuster, 1996), Mary Ellen Mark: American Odyssey (Aperture, 1999), Mary Ellen Mark 55 (Phaidon, 2001), Photo Poche: Mary Ellen Mark (Nathan, 2002), Twins (Aperture, 2003), Exposure (Phaidon, 2005), Extraordinary Child (The National Museum of Iceland, 2007), Seen Behind the Scene (Phaidon, 2009), Prom (Getty, 2012) and Man and Beast (University of Texas Press, 2014.) Mark's photographs have been exhibited worldwide.
She also acted as the associate producer of the major motion picture, AMERICAN HEART (1992), directed by, Martin Bell.
Her book, Exposure, is a large retrospective book published by Phaidon Press. It showcases 134 of Mary Ellen's best images, including both iconic and previously unpublished images.
Her most recent book Man and Beast features photographs from Mexico and India.
Aside from her book and magazine work, Mark has photographed advertising campaigns among which are Barnes and Noble, British Levis, Coach Bags, Eileen Fisher, Hasselblad, Heineken, Keds, Mass Mutual, Nissan, and Patek Philippe. -
See more at: http://www.maryellenmark.com/bio_resume/bio_resume.html#sthash.VxbRzzxZ.dpuf
Photo: Self-portrait by Mary Ellen Mark This bio was taken from her website: http://www.maryellenmark.com/
2015 fotovisura Grant for Outstanding Photography Project
Recognizing photographers for their images, stories and dedication as well as the extent that he or she is willing to go to bring about positive change in society. Thefotovisura Grant supports personal projects and encourages the production and development of photography outside of the commercial realm.
View the list of JUDGES, here. For more info, click here.
COMING SOON: THE ANNUAL GRANT FOR OUTSTANDING MULTIMEDIA PROJECTS with Guest Judge Coburn Dukehard, Senior Photo Editor at National Geographic
This 2-day intensive workshopaims to pair two photographers with a guest editor through one-on-one and group sessions focused on the editing, sequencing, and/or layout of a project. The guest editor will share his or her knowledge and experience with the photographer to further their work.
2015 Schedule: May 28-29MaryAnne GolonDirector of Photography, Asst. to Managing Editor, Washington Post Jun 25-26Deborah DragonDeputy Photo Editor, Rolling Stone Magazine Aug 6-7Genevieve FussellSenior Photo Editor, The New Yorker Aug 20-21Daniel PowerFounder of powerHouse Books & co-founder of NYPH Sept 10-11Niko KoppelPhoto Editor, The New York Times Sept 24-25Elizabeth GriffinStrategic Visual Content for Hearst News Desk & Photo Editor
Learn more about fotovisura, our history and mission! Thank you for being a part of this journey. Together we are presenting a new model for photgraphers, editors and organizatins to connect, share, hire and get hired. We cannot do this alone. So, thank you for joining.
Fotovisura is delighted to announce that photographer Kiana Hayeri has joined GUILD. Please check out her new website via @fotovisura: www.kianahayeri.com
Born in Iran in 1988, Kiana moved to Canada. While she was still a teenager, photography soon became her preferred way to bridge the communication gap faced in a new country with a new language and culture. Half way through her last year of university, Kiana put her life in a backpack and in search of her 'home,' started a nomad life. With a keen interest in documentary projects, she aims to use her camera to tell stories, with a social message. She is presently pursuing projects that illuminate her cultural background. Focusing on young women, Kiana continues to document challenges Iranian people face, both in Iran and abroad.
Her work has been published by Newsweek, Le Monde, Time Magazine, CBC, Globe and Mail, among others. She's a regular contributor to Everyday Project from Middle East, loosely based out of Kabul Kabul.
Follow her on Instagram (@kianahayeri) where she shares bits and pieces of daily life as she roams, explores and tells stories.
The Chinese Photobook Curated by Martin Parr and Wassink Lundgren Opening Reception
Show: The Chinese Photobook Date: Wednesday, February 11 Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Location: Aperture Gallery and Bookstore547 West 27th StreetNew York, NY
Join Aperture Foundation for the opening reception of The Chinese Photobook, curated by Martin Parr and Wassink Lundgren. The selection of books on view includes key volumes published as early as 1900, as well as contemporary volumes by emerging Chinese photographers. Each and every featured photobook offers a new perspective on the complicated history of China, from the beginning of the twentieth century onward. More info: click here
EF 2015 GRANTEES Asim Rafiqui, Curran Hatleberg, Elena Perlino, Emine Gozde Sevim, Guy Martin, Massimo Berruti, Matt Black, Nii Obodai Provencal, Pete Muller, Peter DiCampo, and Peter van Agtmael
Magnum Foundation’s Emergency Fund (EF) enables independent documentary photographers to investigate and document under-reported social justice stories by providing seed support, mentoring, and technical assistance. EF projects address critical global issues that have not received the attention they deserve, or budding crises that are still over the horizon. MF’s investment in documentary production is combined with a dedication to the wide distribution of the resulting images. Through MFs partnership-building and assistance, EF-funded photo projects have been featured in such media outlets as The New Yorker, TIME, The Washington Post, National Geographic, World Policy Journal, De Standard, and Stern.
Each year, a diverse group of photography professionals nominate 100 photographers to submit proposals. An independent Editorial Committee selects 8 to 15 photographers to support.
The Emergency Fund is made possible with support from Open Society Foundations Documentary Photography Project and the Yellow House Fund of the Tides Foundation
The New Yorker moved to its new headquarters at 1 World Trade Center. For the past few weeks, photo editor Jakson Krule has been documenting their move downtown on the photo department’s Instagram feed. Follow the posts at #TNYmoves until Wednesday.
We know how hard it is to be a photographer today and that every break counts. That’s why we are again putting together 150 photographers and 75 of the most influential editors, curators, gallerists and book publishers for two days of private photo critiques on April 11 and 12.