Anthropographia is a volunteer-run non-profit organization that generates awareness of under publicized human rights issues through visual story telling. The volunteer board of directors and advisors consist journalists, photo journalists, professors of photography, and leaders in the multimedia industry.
The Anthropographia Award for Human Rights gives photojournalists working in various communities and cultures opportunity to share their story or stories of witnessed human rights issues with an international audience.
The Call for Entries for the 2012 Anthropographia Award for Human Rights is now open. This competition, which is free to all, offers an opportunity for photographers to exhibit their work and demonstrate their commitment to human rights issues.
Submission deadline: June 15, 2012
Opening of the exhibition in Montreal September 6, 2012
Exhibition traveling internationally from mid-October 2012 to mid-July 2013
For the 2012 edition of the Anthropographia Call for Entries, we will be selecting 12 photo-essays and 6 multimedia projects out of the entries submitted. These will be selected by a team of curators, including Matthieu Rytz, Founder of Anthropo-Graphia, and our 2 guest curators : Tina Ahrens – Co-Founder of emphas.is and James Estrin – senior Staff Photographer for the New York Times and co-editor of Lens. From the selected photo-essays and multimedia projects, two awards will be granted by the team of curators that recognizes the particular achievements of two photographers in representing human rights issues.
These awards are:
The Anthropographia Award for Photography and Human Rights
The Anthropographia Award for Multimedia and Human Rights
For more info, visit the Anthropographia website.