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Apply for NPPF Scholarship

The 2020 National Press Photographers Foundation scholarship competition is now open. College students, including seniors and graduate students, are eligible for our nine $2,000 scholarships.

The online application is easy and fast!

  • Fill out the application form
  • Arrange for letter of recommendation
  • Drag and drop pictures
  • Add video links
  • Application can be updated anytime before the December 2, 2019, deadline.

Winners will be announced in March 2020.

Questions?: Reply to this email or jwbrown@nppf.org

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The Aftermath Project: 2020 Grant Cycle Open

The Aftermath Project  is now receiving proposals for the 2020 cycle, its 12thyear of granting. Applications are available here and are due by December 6.

The Aftermath Project’s mission is to support photographic projects that tell 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. Proposals may relate to the aftermath of numerous kinds of conflict, not just international wars. The conflict may have been at the community level — for example, violence between rural ethnic groups or an urban riot in an industrialized country. It may have been a regional one, such as a rebel insurgency, or it may have been a full-scale war. There is no specific time frame that defines “aftermath,” although in general The Aftermath Project seeks to support stories which are no longer being covered by the mainstream media, or which have been ignored by the media. In general, conflict should be over for a situation to be deemed an “aftermath.” There are specific cases, however, where conflict may have continued for so long, or be the result of an aftermath situation, that they will be considered to be within the scope of The Aftermath Project.



 One winner will receive a $25,000 grant. Questions about the grant application process should be sent to:



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Alexia Foundation Grant Competition Open

The Alexia 2019 Grant competition is now open. The deadline is Sept. 30.

The Alexia Foundation awards grants to student and professional visual journalists to help them produce projects that inspire change by addressing topics that are socially significant.

Alexia Foundation Grants were created 30 years ago to support still photographers and that remains our primary mission. We recognize that the profession more and more calls for a diverse range of story forms. Therefore, while your submissions must have a set of still photographs, you may also submit other story forms as part of your grant application submission. Those may include audio, video, VR or any other visual format. There will be a spot on the submission site to post up to two links.

Grants are administered by the Foundation and the endowed Alexia Chair at The Newhouse School at Syracuse University.

Information about the student competition can be found here and professional grants here


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Back to School Special: Discounts on MediaStorm Training Modules

It’s time to go back to school and we’ve got you covered. Our new training is now available: MediaStorm’s “Technical Guide to Being Creative”. We’re offering our community a special deal–ALL of our training modules, normally priced at $199, are now available on Vimeo for $45 only. This offer won’t last. Get it now. 


“Technical Guide to Being Creative” is a one-stop shop for the technical processes that allow you to get creative in post-production. This series includes 35 modules, covering everything from how to organize your project’s media, to creating storyboards, to creating a multi-clip, to how to use pacing to create tension. The MediaStorm Workflow gives a unique step-by-step look into the editing of a film, and combines the technical and creative insights necessary to that end.      

Our featured trainers have made over a hundred films, long and short, so they know just how to do this with you.  

This workflow is something we use on every film and it has been continually updated for over a decade. Now, you will get the chance to learn from that experience. 

If you haven’t already, you should subscribe to our entire online training program. We’ve got you covered — from reporting to exporting the final file. Learn more here.

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MediaStorm film showing this weekend in Hudson NY

New York Friends! Head up to your favorite summer getaway in the Hudson Valley this weekend and check out a show featuring Samia Khan and our film honoring Zadie Smith and Deana Lawson, produced for the International Center of Photography and Harber Studios. “Unravel”, will feature the work of local women artists including Filiz Soyak, Ruthie Fraser, Mckenzie Raley, and Erica Recto. Our film honoring Zadie Smith’s writing and Deana Lawson’s photography will also be showing.

The Deets:

Saturday, August 18, 2019 3-6pm

Filiz Studio + Gallery. 715 Warren St., Hudson, NY

If you can’t make it, check out the film again:



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