THE FIRST PHOTO PROJECT GRANT FOR ASIAN PHOTOGRAPHERS
After discussions with the Reminders Project - our collaborator on the grant – we have all decided to develop the impact of the grant, and will be making the Reminders Project Asian Photographers Grant a bi-annual event.
We will be opening again for applications in 2013!
> Follow Andri Tambunan's work-in-progress and his experiences from the project on our official blog !
REMINDERS PHOTO PROJECT ASIAN PHOTOGRAPHERS GRANT
A collaborative project by Yumi Goto / Reminders Project and the Angkor Photo Festival
We are very happy to announce the 2011 winner of the Reminders Project Asian Photographers Grant.
ANDRI TAMBUNAN / Indonesia
For his project AGAINST ALL ODDS
Slideshow available online at http://youtu.be/I1Y9Slt_--4
Check out some of his work here if you haven’t already seen it!
Selected by our jury panel from submissions received from all over Asia, the winner will have his work showcased as part of the 8th Angkor Photo Festival, which will be held from 1st to 8th of December 2012, in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
The winner of the grant has been announced during the festival, and received financial support of US$3,000 for his winning project..
In recent years, more and more Asian photographers are emerging onto the international scene, producing work of outstanding calibre and giving exposure to little known issues from their region or their own countries. However, one of the biggest obstacles faced by these photographers is the difficulty of finding financial funding to support their projects. In-depth, investigative work requires long periods of research, and without help, many of these projects cannot be realized.
The Reminders Project and the Angkor Photo Festival share a common mission in promoting and highlighting the work of emerging Asian photographers. They have now come together to take their support one step further with the Reminders Project Asian Photographers Grant.
DIRK CLAUS / Photoeditor Asia, stern magazine
DAVID DARE PARKER / Festival Director, FotoFreo
BRUNO DE COCK / Photo Editor, MSF International
JOHN NOVIS / Head of Photography,Greenpeace International
YUKO YAMAJI / Curator, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts
This grant is open to projects fitting the following criteria:
+ An in-depth photographic documentation in Asia
+ Explores critical issues in Asia which are unknown or under-reported
+ The project must make a positive impact on the local community
and help vocalize the issues at the grassroots, local community or NGO level.