If you’re a photojournalist and your current project is on human rights, you can apply for the Tim Hetherington Grant.
Tim Hetherington was a British photojournalist and filmmaker who won several World Press Photo awards. In 2011, while he was photographing the besieged city Misrata in Libya, he was killed. The Tim Hetherington Grant is a cooperation between World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch. The grant is worth €20,000 and meant to help photographers complete their existing project.
The first Tim Hetherington Grant went to the American photographer Stephen Ferry in 2011. He received the grant for his project ‘Violentology: A Manual of the Colombian Conflict’.
In reviewing the applications, the judges will look for the qualities that defined Tim’s career: work that operates on multiple platforms and in a variety of formats; that crosses boundaries between breaking news and longer-term investigation; and that demonstrates a consistent moral commitment to the lives and stories of the photographic subjects.
The deadline for submissions is November 15th! For more information and to apply, visit the Tim Hetherington site at World Press Photo’s website. On December 10th the recipient of the grant will be announced.