World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch have invited photojournalists, documentary photographers and multimedia producers around the world to apply for the Fourth Annual Tim Hetherington Grant. The grant, worth 20,000 Euros, is intended for the support of a visual storyteller in completing an existing project on a human rights theme. The entries will close on October 31, 2014, and the announcement of the recipient will be made in New York City on December 10. The grant celebrates the legacy of Tim Hetherington, a British photojournalist and filmmaker, who was killed in Libya while covering the civil war in 2011.
World Press Photo acting managing director Maarten Koets said, “We share a commitment to the legacy of Tim Hetherington and are eager to expand the impact of the grant set up in Tim’s name. By opening up the entries to all visual storytellers, we offer an opportunity to everyone with an innovative approach to finish work on an important story.”
Carroll Bogert, Human Rights Watch’s deputy executive director for external relations, says, “We are thrilled to welcome another round of submissions for the Tim Hetherington Grant, and hope it will help to stimulate discussion and production of human rights reportage throughout the journalism profession.”
For more information or for submitting an application for the grant, please visit: http://www.worldpressphoto.org/tim-hetherington-grant