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Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation Offers New Documentary Award

The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography & Film has added an award to its 2013 grant program to now include short-short documentary filmmaking.

Their call for 2013 entries is now open for both documentary photography and film submissions.

The foundation seeks outstanding entries focusing on the lives and populations ravaged by war, famine, disease, poverty, religious persecution, political oppression, forced migration and other human injustices.

One winning submission in each category will be selected by a jury. The foundation awards a $5000 grant for the production or completion of a social documentary photography project, and a $5000 prize for a completed social documentary film.

The top twelve entries will be exhibited in July 2013 during Les Rencontres d’Arles, the international photography festival in Arles, France. The grant winner will be selected and announced there by an international jury.

2013 entries must be received by March 31, 2013.

Learn more and apply at www.mrofoundation.org.

About the Foundation

The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography & Film is a 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit Organization committed to positive social discourse in underrepresented communities throughout the world by encouraging emerging and established photographers working in around the world to keep their lenses fixed on the plight of the poor and disenfranchised. Headquartered in New York, with a presence in Paris and Zurich, the foundation is a charitable trust serving the international photographic community through exhibitions, publishing, grants, and other curatorial projects.

Established in 2010, the foundation aims to encourage a new generation of photographers, armed with only a camera and a vision of a better world, to take to the streets every day and document humanity on the move. For additional information, please visit www.mrofoundation.org.

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