UNESCO Calls for Proposals on Photographs Illustration 

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Audrey Azoulay, Director-General, UNESCO
Audrey Azoulay, Director-General, UNESCO

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is welcoming professional photographers from all over the world to send samples of their best photographs illustrating journalists in the course of doing their job.

The organization is looking for photography images that portray journalists working in different situations like International and/or local journalists working on investigations into cases of corruption of political wrongdoing; attending trials, press conferences, demonstrations, or major public events; gender dynamics in journalism; threats posed by Internet harassment; journalists working in digital media; the everyday life of a journalist; and scenes from the newsroom or TV/radio studio.

Additionally, areas of particular interest include: journalists embedded within police or the military, journalists reporting from a conflict zone, journalists in protected vehicles or in front of media houses with protection or any other case in which journalists are working in challenging situations. The photos selected by UNESCO will include a balanced representation of both sexes.

Regional diversity is also strongly encouraged.

As the United Nations agency with a specific mandate to promote “the free flow of ideas by word and image”, UNESCO aims to promote freedom of expression and its corollary of press freedom, and in doing so, to familiarize the world with the everyday lives and issues faced by journalists.

The selected photographs will help to raise awareness on the working conditions of journalists and to illustrate UNESCO activities and programs contributing to the promotion of freedom of expression.

The photographs will be chosen for their artistic, creative and original content. UNESCO will establish a contract with the photographers and purchase the selected photographs, whereby non-exclusive rights for the selected photographs will be granted to UNESCO.

Interested applicants must not submit more than 12 photographs; Submitted work must be in colour, minimum resolution of 350 dpi and minimum size should be A4; Submitted photo caption must be in English or French for each photograph with information  like place, time and subject and  price per single photograph should fixed.

Proposed photographs can be sent to Anjali Karnavar (link to send e-mail).

Submission of applications closes on July 15, 2018.