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Emerging CDP Photographer Award January 9, 2010

Posted by bohdan.warchomij in : Bangladesh, Documentary, Griffith University, Photojournalism, Publishing, The Cenre for Documentary Practice , add a comment
The CDP Emerging Documentist Award

The Centre for Documentary Practice has announced Khaled Hasan as the winner of the first CDP Emerging Documentist Award, sponsored by Canon Australia. Hasan’s story, Living Stone, documents the lives of a community of stone labourers in Jaflong, in North Eastern Bangladesh.
Living Stone was selected by judges Paul Fusco, Ed Kashi and David Lloyd who commended Hasan for his “beautiful and hauntingly powerful photography about a compelling story” and the way he “used the language of photography to make us feel and understand the lives and land of the people”. The prize, a Canon EOS 5D Mark II Premium Kit, donated by Canon Australia, will allow Hasan to continue his social activism through documentary practice.
There were over 250 entries for the Award, documenting important social justice issues across the world.  Although these stories document injustice in this world, it was heartening to know that there are so many passionate and committed people, looking to give a voice to the marginalised and the vulnerable.

Living Stone Photo Khaled Hasan
Living Stone Photo Khaled Hasan

Living Stone by Khaled Hasan

This story from Bangladesh is about the community of Jaflong, which is located in North-Eastern Bangladesh. During the monsoon, the river currents wash down precious rocks and pebbles from India into Jaflong. At dawn everyday more than a hundred boats with labourers aboard enter the Piyain River, buckets and spades in hand.
The stone haul from India is decreasing and the labourers run the risk of invading the ‘no man’s land’ along the Indo-Bangla border. Many labourers have been killed by the Indian Border Security Force. Over 5000 men, women and children are engaged in stone labour with no legal or human rights protection.
The Bangladeshi government has failed to take any measures to prevent the stone crushing industry at Jaflong and the high erosian rate, which threatens the villages of the Khasia (indigenous people) in the area.  Uncontrolled stone extraction and crushing poses a serious threat to public health, the environment, and agriculture in the area

www.khaledhasan.com

The Centre for Documentary Practice/ Emerging Photographer Award November 29, 2009

Posted by bohdan.warchomij in : Australian photographers, Competitions, Documentary, Griffith University, Photojournalism , add a comment

The Centre for Documentary Practice (CDP) seeks to support an emerging documentary photographer who submits the best-judged folio that aims to Seek Justice.  The prize, a Canon EOS 5D Mark II Premium Kit, is designed to contribute to the continuation of, or an extension of the submitted project synopsis. The CDP Award is free to enter and open to anyone meeting the eligibility criteria.

Theme
The folio, of up to 12 images, may be on any subject but must have the intent to be used to make a positive difference to the subject or the context in which the subject exists.
Deadline

Entries close 30 November 2009.

http://cdp.edu.au/cdp/cdp-award

The Australian Photojournalist November 16, 2009

Posted by bohdan.warchomij in : Australian photographers, Competitions, Documentary, Education, Griffith University, Photojournalism, Publications , add a comment

The Australian Photojournalist has a special subscription offer on that is great value for money. One of my favourite photography publications it continues to publish great themed essays on issues of significance to us all.

Picturing Human Rights is Now Available to Purchase Online:

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Photo Lori Grinker

Lori Grinker (b. 1957) began her photographic career in 1981. Her work has earned international recognition, garnering a World Press Photo Foundation Prize, a W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund fellowship, the Ernst Hass Grant, The Santa Fe Center for Photography Project Grant, and a Hasselblad Foundation Grant, among others.

The issue features the work of Robin Hammond, Joakim Eneroth, Lori Grinker, Jodi Bieber, Kate Schermerhorn, Paolo Woods, Simon Norfolk, Alvaro Hoppe and Alejandro Bustos, Donald Weber, Janet Jarman, Gilles Sabrie, Henry Fair, Julian Medina, Shiho Fukada, Angela Blakely and David Lloyd, Peter Menzel, Lauren Greenfield, Karen Robinson, and, Alfredo D’Amato

On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. To commemorate this historic act the Australian PhotoJournalist has dedicated an entire issue to stories documenting global human rights abuses. Entitled Picturing Human Rights, this 272-page full-colour book features 19 stories from some of the world’s leading and most dedicated journalists.

Picturing Human Rights is now available to buy online for only AUD$30 (plus p&h). We also have a SPECIAL OFFER on purchasing Picturing Human Rights AND our two previous editions. While stocks last you can buy all three issues for only AUD$50 (plus p&h).

Picturing Human Rights is a landmark edition


http://cdp.edu.au/cdp/photojournalist

The Centre for Documentary Practice (Submission)

The Centre for Documentary Practice (CDP) seeks to support an emerging documentary photographer who submits the best-judged folio that aims to Seek Justice. The prize, a Canon EOS 5D Mark II Premium Kit, is designed to contribute to the continuation of, or an extension of the submitted project synopsis. The CDP Award is free to enter and open to anyone meeting the eligibility criteria.
Theme
The folio, of up to 12 images, may be on any subject but must have the intent to be used to make a positive difference to the subject or the context in which the subject exists.

Deadline
Entries close 30 November 2009.

http://cdp.edu.au/cdp/cdp-award