For the past three years, an annual, secret summer camp has been held for women and children in Sweden who've been subjected to domestic and honor violence. The nature and beauty of the camp, which is organized by the Women's Rights Organization in Malmö, is meant to bring some sort of normalcy to the difficult lives of its attendees. Children play and smile, some take a bath in the lake for the first time, and mothers and children have the opportunity to do things together without fear.
“Koodankulam: In my Backyard“ is a set of photographs from the uprising of the local community against the Indian and Russian Government on the commissioning of the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP). The people have been protesting for more than 1200 days post Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, in a non-violent and peaceful manner, and have been repeatedly subject to violence by the government forces attempting to clamp down on the protesters.
Catchlight’s Activist Awardsidentify outstanding work by photographers in collaboration with nonprofit organizations worldwide, with prizes ranging from $5,000-$15,000. This year we received 256 submissions from 54 different countries, and awarded $15,000 to a professional and $5,000 to an emerging photographer.
We're excited to announce that we are relaunching PhotoPhilantropy in a new direction and changing our name to Catchlight. Our focus will remain on visual stories and social impact, and in addition we will now partner with media organizations to broadly share the best stories across traditional and inventive new channels, as well as through live and virtual events.