THE FOTOEVIDENCE WORKSHOP
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS- AUGUST 1ST, 2021
Three day gathering that includes presentations, panel discussions and portfolio reviews. Fifteen participants selected solely on the merit of their work.
WHO ORGANIZED BY FOTOEVIDENCE FOUNDATION
WHEN 5-9TH OF SEPTEMBER, 2021
WHERE GIRONA, SPAIN
SPACE LIMITED TO 15
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS AUGUST 1ST, 2021
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH or FRENCH WITH BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF ENGLISH
COVID-19 VACINATION IS REQUIRED
The price includes your tutorials and accommodation.
To apply for a scholarship, please send us a letter of recommendation. Limited to 5.
To apply and learn more about the workshop please contact Andrea at
The FotoEvidence Workshop is designed to educate photographers who work for humanitarian missions and NGOs and whose photographs are intended to serve both to support the work of the NGOs and as evidence of injustice or human rights violations.
The goal of the workshop is to provide photographers with the skill to undertake challenging assignments and to ensure photographers have a clear understanding of ethical guidelines and can be hired with confidence by NGOs.
The workshop will be directed by award-winning photojournalist, author and board member of the FotoEvidence Foundation Finbarr O’Reilly, Peter Bouckaert, former emergency director of Human Rights Watch and co-president of the foundation and Daniel Etter a Pulitzer Price winning photographer, feature writer and filmmaker. With the participation of:
GILES DULEY, MARY F. CALVERT, PETER BOUCKAERT, NIKOLE TUNG (v) RODRIGO ABD (v) FINBARR O’REILLY, DANIEL ETTER AND ANUSH BABAJANYAN (v)
WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN
• Defining human rights and how photographs can serve as reliable evidence of human rights violations.
• Ethical standards for documentary photography
• Preparation for the work: including research about the issue addressed, the local culture, points of access and local organizations.
• Executing a project to raise social awareness, identifying potential publications and advocacy organizations to distribute and increase potential impact.
• How to protect those you are documenting/interviewing from further harm, whether emotional safety or physical security during and after your reporting
• Editing for maximum impact
• Dealing with stress and post-traumatic stress.
FINBARR R'REILLY is the 2020 Laureate of the Prix Carmignac and the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize exhibition photographer. He is a regular contributor to The New York Times. He won the First Place Portraits category at the 2019 World Press Photo Awards for his photograph of Senegalese fashion and earned the premier World Press Photo of the Year in 2006 for his image of a mother and child in Niger.
Finbarr O’Reilly is the co-author of Shooting Ghosts.
PETER BOUCKAERT is a human rights activist, lawyer and philanthropist. He is currently a co-president of the FotoEvidence Foundation. After graduating from Stanford Law School, Bouckaert served for 20 years as Emergencies Director for Human Rights Watch, during which time he worked extensively with photojournalists to document war crimes and violations of human rights.
MARY F. CALVERT
Mary F. Calvert is committed to using photography to affect meaningful social change and is known for producing work on underreported and neglected gender-based, human rights issues.
For the past eight years, Calvert has been focusing her journalistic attention on the relegation and abuse of women and men in the U.S. armed forces. This work made her a finalist in Feature Photography in the 2020 Pulitzer Prizes and has won numerous honors, including the World Press Photo Contest award and the Cliff Edom "New America Award." The work has been supported by grants from Getty Images, the Alexia Foundation, and the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund. Calvert was awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award twice and is a 2017-2018 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow in Photography.
DANIEL ETTER is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, feature writer and film maker currently based in Berlin, Germany. He is a graduate of the German School of Journalism, holds a master’s degree in political science, a university diploma in journalism and is a recipient of the Kathryn Davis Fellowship for Peace.
His photography has appeared in The New York Times, Time Magazine, Newsweek, Stern, Spiegel, GEO and in publications of the International Committee of the Red Cross and Human Rights Watch amongst many others.
For his photography he was awarded with the Pulitzer Prize, the John Faber Award of the Overseas Press Club of America and received a third place at the World Press Photo and a Honorable Mention at Pictures of The Year International. His photo from the Gezi Park Protests in Istanbul was chosen as one of the best photos of 2013 by TIME Magazine and The New York Times.
His writing has appeared in several major German publications such as GEO, Brand Eins, Capital, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Financial Times Germany, Zeit, Neon and various others. For his written stories he has received the Axel-Springer-Award and the Hans-Buchrucker-Award. He won the Hansel-Mieth-Award for writing and photography in unison.
Giles Duley is a documentary photographer and writer, born in 1971 in London. His work focuses on the long-term humanitarian impact of conflict.
In 2004 Duley changed his focus to documentary work, partnering with well-respected charities such as HI (Humanity and Inclusion), EMERGENCY, Save the Children and UNHCR to highlight lesser-known stories deserving of public attention and action. Although documenting challenging, and at times, horrific situations, Giles captures the strength of those who fight adversity rather than succumb. His photographs draw the viewer to the subject, creating intimacy and empathy for lives differing from ours only in circumstance.
In 2015 he started his Legacy of War project, which looks to explore common themes of conflict. A core part of the project is collaborations with other artists and writers to reach a wider audience. These collaborations have included the musicians Massive Attack and PJ Harvey.
In 2011, whilst working in Afghanistan, Duley was severely injured by an IED. As a result of his injuries, he is a triple-amputee. In 2012 he returned to Afghanistan to continue his work as a photographer.
Duley is also CEO and Founder of the NGO Legacy of War Foundation and is a campaigner for the rights of both refugees and those living with disability caused by conflict.
In 2019 he was awarded the prestigious Amnesty Media Award for Photojournalism.
NICOLE TUNG (Virtual)
Nicole Tung is a freelance photojournalist, born in Hong Kong. She graduated from New York University in 2009, and freelances for international publications and NGOs, primarily covering the Middle East region. After covering the conflicts in Libya and Syria extensively from 2011, focusing on the plight of civilians, she went on to document the lives of Native American war veterans in the U.S., as well as former child soldiers in the DR Congo, the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, and the
refugee crisis in Europe, and the rising violence against women in Turkey with the support of a grant from the IWMF.
Most recently, she has turned her focus to the protests in her native Hong Kong, while working on a project about youth in the Middle East region, and to documenting the aftermath of ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Her work often explores those most affected by conflict and the consequences of war.
She is based in Istanbul, Turkey.
RODRIGO ABD (Virtual)
Rodrigo Abd was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on October 27, 1976. His career began as a staff photographer at La Razón and La Nación newspapers in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 1999 to 2003. Since 2003 he has been a staff photographer for the Associated Press based in Guatemala, except for 2006, when he was based in Kabul, Afghanistan. Rodrigo has worked on AP special assignments covering the political turmoil in Bolivia in 2003 and Haiti in 2004. He also covered Venezuela’s presidential elections in 2007 and 2012, and the earthquake in Haiti in 2010. In 2010, he has twice been embedded with US troops in the Kandahar province, Afghanistan. In 2011 he covered the political conflict in Lybia. In 2012 he covered the Syrian armed conflict.
Abd, along with fellow AP photographers, Manu Brabo, Narciso Contreras, Khalil Hamra, and Muhammed Muheisen, were awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photograph for his gripping work covering the Syrian civil war.
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