New Mission: Your Photo for Social Change by PhotoPhilanthropy
By Severin - 4 min read
Together with PhotoPhilanthropy and renowned photo-journalist Ed Kashi we’re searching for photos that touch important social issues; the winning shot will be selected and presented at the 2014 PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Awards on March 8 in San Francisco.
We believe in the power of photography to inspire action for social change. Together with PhotoPhilanthropy and renowned photo-journalist Ed Kashi we are looking for photos that address important social issues; the winning shot will be selected and presented at the PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Awards on March 8 in San Francisco.
Your mission: Show us what’s happening right before your eyes. Capture a social issue you care about and submit your photos toYour Photo for Social Change by PhotoPhilanthropy.
A distinguished jury, composed of renowned photographers and leaders in the field of human rights advocacy and photography, will choose the winning photo and announce the winner at the live-streamed PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Awards ceremony on March 8, 2014. In addition, the winner will get the chance to receive a personal photo essay critique by award-winning photographer Ed-Kashi.
The winner and the runner-ups will also get featured on the blogs of PhotoPhilanthropy and EyeEm.
Photojournalist and Activist Awards emcee Ed Kashi.. Photo courtesy of Ed Kashi, via
About PhotoPhilanthropy & the PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Awards
PhotoPhilanthropy brings together photographers and nonprofit organizations around the world to tell stories that drive action for social change. PhotoPhilanthropy’s programs support documentary photographers and promote expertise in using images that help nonprofits advocate for their cause.
The annual PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Awards honor outstanding work done by photographers in collaboration with nonprofit organizations worldwide. This year, PhotoPhilanthropy is offering for the first time a mobile photography award, in addition to its traditional professional, amateur, and student awards.
Activist Awards Master of Ceremonies
Ed Kashi, photo journalist and storyteller, member of VII Photo.
Activist Awards Jury
James Wellford, photo editor and curator, former Senior International Photo Editor at Newsweek Magazine
Carroll Bogert, Deputy Executive Director for External Relations, Human Rights Watch
Amy Yenkin, Director, Documentary Photography Project at Open Society Foundations
Oren Ziv, documentary and news photographer, co-founder of ActiveStills
Richard Koci Hernandez, Emmy award winning video and multimedia producer and photojournalist, Assistant Professor at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
Deadline:February 23, 2014
How to take part:
All you need to do is take a photo and tag it with Your Photo for Social Change by PhotoPhilanthropy. Your photo will then be automatically added to the mission’s album.
If you want to add a photo you’ve already uploaded, you can do so via the “Edit Photo” menu. Just go to your profile, view the photo and select “Edit Photo”. From there you can add the tag “Your Photo for Social Change by PhotoPhilanthropy”.
Download EyeEm to take part: