The World Press Photo Foundation invites documentary photographers in West Africa to apply to participate in the World Press Photo Masterclass West Africa.
Application Deadline: 15th January 2017.
Offered annually? Yes
Eligible Countries: Countries in West Africa
To be taken at (country): Accra, Ghana
About the Award: The masterclass aims to support the most promising young visual journalists in their professional development
The Masterclass West Africa will bring together a selection of the most promising professional photographers from the region who want to develop their career. All photographers who have worked on visual stories about daily life, nature, politics and society are encouraged to apply. The masters will share their expertise and provide individual advice to all participants, and they will be chosen to meet the learning needs and wishes of the selected participants. The masterclass curriculum is structured around photo essays based on a central theme that participants are required to work on in preparation for the masterclass. The masterclass week also includes lectures by and one-on-one time with all masters.
Offered Since: 2015
Eligibility: Professional photographers with experience working on documentary photo stories who:
- Are nationals or permanent residents of the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo;
- Are under the age of 35; and
- Have a good understanding of English.
Selection Process: An international, professional and independent committee will select a maximum of 12 participants based on the quality of work and motivation for participation. To ensure fairness, the selection will take place anonymously.
Value of Contest: Participation is free, and all travel and lodging expenses will be covered by World Press Photo.
How to Apply: To apply, please send your portfolio, biography with age and nationality, full contact details, as well as a short statement of your motivation in English describing what the masterclass might mean to your professional development. Submit all this information to firstname.lastname@example.org before 15 January 2017.
Large files (25MB<) can be sent via WeTransfer. If you do not already have a portfolio, please prepare a selection of your work that includes at least two photo stories/series. You will receive a confirmation email once your application has been checked for completion.
Award Provider: World Press Photo Foundation