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Tickets Available for the The 36th Annual W. Eugene Smith Grants In Humanistic Photography

The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund cordially invites you to the 36th Annual W. Eugene Smith Grants In Humanistic Photography and Howard Chapnick Grant For The Advancement Of Photojournalism.

The event will be held:

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
The School of Visual Arts (SVA) Theatre
333 West 23rd St. (between 8th and 9th Ave.)
New York, NY 10011
from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:15.

The program includes presentations of photo essays by this year’s grant and fellowship recipients, plus finalists and a keynote presentation by David Remnick,
editor of The New Yorker.

Please RSVP here as seating is limited.

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10th Grant Cycle Open for The Aftermath Project

aftermathThe Aftermath Project’s 2016 grant cycle is now open. One $20,000 grant will be awarded. The grant winner will be announced prior to Christmas.

Apply for this year’s grant at http://theaftermathproject.org/application/2016-grant-application.

Application deadline is November 2, 2015.

The Aftermath Project is a non-profit organization committed to telling the other half of the story of conflict — the story of what it takes for individuals to learn to live again, to rebuild destroyed lives and homes, to restore civil societies, to address the lingering wounds of war while struggling to create new avenues for peace. Grant proposals should reflect an understanding of this mission and may relate to the aftermath of numerous kinds of conflict, not just international wars.

In addition, through partnerships with universities, photography institutions and non-profit organizations, the project seeks to help broaden the public’s understanding of the true cost of war — and the real price of peace — through international traveling exhibitions and educational outreach in communities and schools.

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MediaStorm Guide to Quickly Deleting Through Edits in Premiere Pro

As I explained in an earlier post, a through edit is a marker that indicates where you’ve sliced an asset but no frames have actually been omitted.

To turn on this functionality, from the Sequence menu select Show Through Edits.

Now, when you make a cut (Command-Shift-K), you’ll see the through edit icon. Adobe has conveniently used the same icon found in Final Cut Pro 7.


If you’re like me, you’ll probably collect a lot of these during the course of your work, places where you thought you’d make an edit but ultimately didn’t.

In time, they become a distraction.

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Fortunately there’s an easy way to batch delete these markers.

Simply hold both the Option and Command keys while lassoing your clips with the Selection Tool (A).

Your edit points will be selected.

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Next, hit the Delete key and your through edits will be deleted.

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ViewFind Unveils Funding for New Visual Stories on Race and Ethnic Identity


ViewFind, a new social platform for visual stories, announced their inaugural Visual Storytelling Grants today, offering $5,000 to three photojournalists to explore the themes of racial, ethnic and cultural identity around the world.

The ViewFind editorial team selected the theme of race and ethnic identity because they saw a need for more visual voices on some of the most pivotal issues facing the world today, including the protests against police violence in Ferguson, Missouri and the ongoing migration crisis across the Mediterranean.

“We chose the theme of race because, well… how could we not?” said ViewFind Editorial Director Thea Breite, who helped establish the grants. “We have an opportunity and a responsibility to fund work that adds to important dialogue about these issues.”

The grants will be awarded to photojournalists who submit their work for consideration via the ViewFind platform. Judges for the grants include Magnum photographer Eli Reed, Alexia Foundation picture editor Mike Davis, Open Society Foundations Documentary Photography Project associate director Yukiko Yamagata, and Poynter Institute senior faculty member Kenny Irby.

Photojournalists are invited to submit from today through October 9. Judges will determine the recipients and award the three grants by November 23. To apply for the grant, visit viewfind.com/grant.

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MediaStorm: A 10-Year Retrospective at Photoville

MediaStorm celebrates 10 years as an independent media company that gives voice and meaning to the most important stories of our time.

This year at Photoville, we’ll be showing a short reel of highlights from a decade of work as well as a teaser from our newest film currently in production, Fight Hate with Love. A panel will follow, featuring a discussion with our producers and the insights we’ve gained from ten years of digital storytelling.

Please join us at the Photoville Pavillion on September 12th from 5:30 – 6:30PM.

For more information please visit the Photoville website.

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