Open Call / Grant for Women Photographers “Isolated communities: New Narratives, New Ways of Being and Living”

© Emin Özmen / Magnum Photos. Turkey. Halfeti. 2018

Tbilisi Photo Festival, in partnership with Tbilisi Photography & Multimedia Museum, announces the open call for women photographers from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Iran, Nepal,Thailand.

The grant is funded by Prince Claus Fund within the Partnership Network Grant program 2021.

Five women photographers from the above-mentioned countries will be offered an opportunity to benefit from the grant which will support the production of photo stories exploring what local communities from different countries can tell us about the most challenging issues of modernity: climate change, the consequences of emergence of pandemics, migration, social and political injustice.

The grant program will be mentored by Turkish photographer – Emin Özmen / Magnum Photos and freelance photography editor, educator, curator – Cloé Kerhoas.

Each selected photographer will work individually with a mentor in one hour monthly online sessions for a period of 5 months. Ongoing discussions throughout the monthly sessions will help photographers develop the project, and seek ways to bring more depth to their final edited work.

The program consists also of a series of lectures by invited international guest speakers – photographers, video artists, documentary filmmakers.

By the end of the mentorship program each grantee will offer a unique opportunity with online Portfolio Review sessions with three invited guest experts representing international photography platforms and organisations.

The 2021 grant edition is open for five women photographers from the above-mentioned countries and provides them with a production grant of 500 Euro towards the development of long-term personal projects.

For more details please follow the direct link.