SAN FRANCISCO (January 23, 2018) - CatchLight announces the jury for the 2018 Fellowship Program. The call for submissions ends on January 31, 2018. This diverse panel of distinguished professionals along with CatchLight's media partners CalMatters and The Pulitzer Center on Crisis reporting will select the 2018 Fellows.
The 2018 jury consists of seven jurors led by moderator Stephen Mayes.
The selected fellows will receive an award of $30,000 and enter into a partnership aimed at unlocking individual potential and widely distributing their images. The CatchLight Fellowship is awarded for life, beyond the initial support of their project, the fellows join a "brain trust" of advisors and creative thought leaders dedicated to igniting social growth. The Fellowship is designed to do more than just give; CatchLight has a long-term vision that builds knowledge and community for social growth.
The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, January 31 at midnight PST. Apply for the fellowship here.
2018 Fellowship Jury
Amy Yenkin, Former Director of Documentary Photography at Open Society Foundation
Shahidul Alam, Former president of the Bangladesh Photographic Society
Brent Lewis, Co-Founder of Diversify.Photo and Sr. Photo Editor of ESPN The Undefeated
Azu Nwagbogu, Founder of Lagos Photo Festival
Laura Beltrán Villamizar, Founder of Native Agency
Paul Lowe, Director at the London College of Communication
Nina Berman, Photographer at NOOR and associate professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Nancy Farese, Founder and Executive Director of CatchLight
Stephen Mayes, Executive Director of the Tim Hetherington Trust