A Personal note from co-founder, Adriana Teresa:
FotoVisura.com received over 800 submissions from its members. It has been extremely difficult to come to a decision due to the amount of outstanding work submitted. We would like to thank the judges for their time, dedication, care and willingness to support this Grant.
Additionally, I would like to thank each and every one of the FotoVisura members who submitted for sharing their personal projects with us. The work has been outstanding and this is only a reflection of how alive the industry is. Know that it has been extremely difficult to narrow down the results. To those who entered the grant, you should all be so proud of your submission. Continue working, photographing and developing your work—do not take the results in any other way than a sign to continue moving forward—working to further your personal projects. They are all so important.
The FotoVisura Grant was launched in 2010 with the goal to recognize and support outstanding personal projects by photographers worldwide—who also demonstrated the characteristics of leadership, dedication, commitment and interest in taking action, using their images to bring about awareness to a specific cause or situation in today’s world.
I feel photography is very much alive. There are voices resonating from every country and this is an opportunity for the media to meet emerging leaders and photographers from the international community.
To FV-members: We all have an inner shinning light. You are a voice. FotoVisura (Graham Letorney and I) and all of the judges who have participated in this Grant believe in you. Stay focused, dedicated, and committed. Forward and onward.
Poco a poco y sin nada de alboroto.
- Adriana Teresa
About The Grant:
The FotoVisura Grant aims to support personal photography projects and encourage the production and development of photography outside the commercial realm. The Grant is divided into two categories:
• The FotoVisura Grant for Outstanding Personal Project
• The Spotlight Grant for Outstanding Student Project
This grant provides financial support to two winners and recognizes a selection of numerous projects as top finalists. FotoVisura stands for community. Through our platforms, we showcase projects by photographers to an international audience and advocate that institutions increase the number of existing photography and photo-related job opportunities.
This Grant aims to recognize photographers as judged by: their images, the story, the dedication and commitment of the photographer to the story, and the extent that he or she is willing to go to, to bring about positive change in society.
It is our belief that this profession needs to recognize its emerging leaders—and this is what the FotoVisura Grant stands for: recognizing, celebrating and supporting the international community of emerging photographers and its leaders.
The FotoVisura Grant is hosted on FotoVisura.com and funded by FotoVisura Inc.
FotoVisura Inc. is a creative firm dedicated to photography publishing, production and online media | www.fotovisura-inc.com
FotoVisura.com is an online self publishing platform and international photography community | www.fotovisura.com