Reuters has announced the return of its photojournalism grant programme with which it recruits and develops a diverse new generation of young photojournalists. The grant is to help young photojournalists tell original human stories from around the world
Following the success of last year’s grant programme, which saw eight recipients from across four continents selected from hundreds of high-quality entries, Reuters Pictures is again offering up to eight $5,000 USD grants to passionate photojournalists or students of photojournalism.
The grant is to be used to support photo assignments and projects that will advance the recipients’ experience, skills and ability to tell new stories. Pictures taken by recipients as part of their grant project will be distributed globally on Reuters’ platforms.
Yannis Behrakis, Reuters’ photojournalist and Senior Editor, Special Projects, will advise and mentor grant recipients. Yannis is well known for his coverage of the European migrant crisis and was part of a team of Reuters Pictures photographers awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography for their coverage of the crisis in 2016.