COVID LATAM is a collective of photojournalists covering the progress of the Covid-19 pandemic in Latin America. Eighteen photographers, nine men and nine women, covering 14 Latin American countries: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela, who are documenting the daily and intimate aspects of life during the pandemic, making visible the most vulnerable communities, their collateral crisis and the deepening of social inequality in the region.
The project was recognized as the best online photography project in the region at POY Latam 2020.
Follow them on Instagram@covidlatam
Covid Latam Photographers: Rodrigo Abd, Johis Alarcón, Sara Aliaga, Eliana Aponte, Matilde Campodónico, Alejandro Cegarra, Federico Ríos Escobar, Ana Carolina Fernandes, Fabiola Ferrero, Andrea Hernández, Tamara Merino, Sebastian Gil Miranda, Pablo Piovano, Fred Ramos, Iván Valencia, Rafael Vilela, Daniele Volpe, Glorianna Ximendaz
To manage the transition through the pandemic, allow for longer time for the development of the book award book, and strengthen FotoEvidence’s programs, the board has chosen to make the FotoEvidence Book Award biennial. The next FotoEvidence Book Award is scheduled for 2022. Svetlana Bachevanova, the publisher, will hold consultation sessions for future applications during this year.
The biannial FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo recognizes a documentary photographer whose project demonstrates courage and commitment in addressing a violation of human rights, a signiﬁcant injustice or an assault on human dignity. The selected project will be published as part of a series of FotoEvidence books dedicated to long-form projects of documentary photographers working in the humanistic tradition.
The FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo winner and two selected ﬁnalists will be exhibited during the 2023 World Press Photo Exhibition in conjunction with the launch of the book in Amsterdam.
- Professional, amateur photographers and photographer’s collectives can apply for the Book Award.
- Submit up to 15 images from one project. If you are selected for the Book Award you will be asked to submit 100-120 photographs on the same topic.
- Submissions are free with an option for suggested donation of $20. This year is challenging for all of us and we'll appreciate your donation. Contributions collected during the submission process support the production of the winning book. Jury members do not know who has contributed and who has not.
Please review the World Press Photo Contest Code of Ethics and ensure your work is consistent with their provisions before submitting your application.
The FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo is governed by FotoEvidence's terms and conditions. Please review the terms and conditions before submitting. During the submission process you will be asked to confirm that you have read and agreed to the terms and conditions
If you experince dificulties submitting your work please contact technical support at firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission period: SEPTEMBER 1st- OCTOBER 1st 2022
HOW TO SUBMIT
To enter the Book Award register here.
Once your registration has been conﬁrmed, you will be asked to provide the following:
- Up to fifteen photographs with titles and captions. Photographs without captions in the file info field will be rejected.
- Each image should be 72 dpi and 1024 pixels on the longest side. (The system will reject bigger files).
- RGB mode
- JPEG format
- Maximum quality
- Filename: LastnameFirstname_title e.g. SmithJohn_Refugee
- A statement of up to 250 words about your work in word document. Please list any exhibits, awards or previous publications of the work you are submitting. Let us know if the work was comisioned or produced in collaboration with NGO or other organization.
- Resume/CV in a word document .Please include in the Bio file your current phone number and email address.
Submissions are free with an option for suggested donation of $20. This year is challenging for all of us and we'll appreciate your donation. Contributions collected during the submission process support the production of the winning book. Jury members do not know who has contributed and who has not.
If you have a PDF of the work already developed as a book concept and you want to share it with us in addition to your application please contact Andrea Kennedy at email@example.com
Photographers may submit two separate portfolios of up to 15 images each. A separate application and entry fee is required for each entry.
By submitting your images for the FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo you agree to the terms and conditions. Please check the box that indicates you have read and understand the terms and conditions.
For problems with Book Award submission, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE AND TIMEFRAME:
Submission period: SEPTEMBER 1st- OCTOBER 1st 2022
Submissions for the 2023 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo must be received by midnight (CET) on October 1st, 2022. Submissions received after October 1st, 2022 will be considered for the following year’s Book Award.
Awards will be announced in February 2023.
Copyright and ownership of photographs remain with the photographer/photographers at all times. All entrants agree to grant FotoEvidence and World Press Photo permission to use submitted work for promotional purposes in any electronic media, printed materials, or advertising. All published images will be credited with the photographer’s name. Entrants also agree to allow their images to be reproduced in third-party newspapers and magazines (printed and electronic) solely for the purpose of promoting the work, the photographer, FotoEvidence, the Book Award and the World Press Photo Foundation.
The Book Award prize winner agrees to the publication of their photographs as a FotoEvidence book under the terms of the FotoEvidence book contract.
FotoEvidence will collaborate with the photographers on editorial decisions in the development and publication of the book. Photographers will receive 25 complimentary copies of the book.
FotoEvidence reserves the right to reject entries that are not submitted properly. Submissions should come directly from artists or organizations. No exceptions will be made for late submissions.