At CatchLight, now more than ever, we believe in the power of art to change the world. We are a photography organization that celebrates excellence and innovation in visual storytelling. We engage with a global community of creative thought leaders and change makers who are committed to measurable social impact. With this in mind, we are very proud to unveil what we've been working on for the better part of a year.
We’ve long been aware of Christian Rodriguez’s photography. His portraits of women are intimate and empathetic. His gaze is non-judgemental; he seems comfortable navigating themes of solitude, motherhood, and the multitude of challenges that face today’s youth. His ongoing work on teen mothers, shot throughout Latin America, has been picking up momentum online for some time.
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.