The Everyday Projects has announced the opening of applications for photographers from around the world for its 2021 grant in support of photojournalists from diverse backgrounds as they develop their craft and to focus on a long-term project in their community.
The Project’s core mission is a belief in support of photojournalists from diverse backgrounds as they develop their craft and in a new effort to help provide this vital support, The Everyday Projects will award two grants to photographers to work on a long-term project.
The hope of the Everyday Project is that the grant will provide support and mentorship to photographers who are working on one of their first long-term projects and have had limited exposure to national and international assignments and publications. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate anopenness to taking feedback and learning.
Two grantees will each receive$6,000 and mentorship for the duration of their project from either Mallory Benedict of National Geographic or JehanJillani of The Guardian. Grantees will be guided through their projects by their mentors and the Everyday team as if it is a long-term assignment.
Eligible applicants are photographers who have contributed to The Everyday Projects or are members of the African Photojournalism Database to whom preference will be given. Applicants will be asked for links of their contributions to an Everyday account on Instagram. (African Photojournalism Database members can instead link to the APJD membership page).
Photographers can apply to continue a project or start a new one but a proposal must include a portfolio of 15 to 30 images. For those proposing to continue a project, their portfolio can include images from that project, as well as other work. Applicants proposing to start a new project should ensure that their portfolio show any other relevant work. The project must be completed within one year of receiving a grant.
Applications for the grant close on June 7, 2021 at midnight PT. Winners will be announced in August.