Announcing the Reuters Scholarship for Visual Journalism
The International Center of Photography (ICP), the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture, today announced the launch of the Reuters Scholarship for Visual Journalism—one full-tuition scholarship over the next three years now available to full-time students in ICP’s One-Year Certificate program in Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism. As part of the program, the scholarship recipient will also receive support from and portfolio reviews with Reuters journalists.
Interested applicants should possess the desire to explore the visual language of documentation and storytelling in the arts. Parameters and rules, as well as submission forms, are now available online at https://icp.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/41640.
This marks the latest collaboration between Reuters and the International Center of Photography. In addition to the inclusion of several images by Reuters photographers in the ICP archives, the two organizations co-hosted 2016’s Iconic in an Instant? One Trillion Images event. The all-day gathering brought together Pulitzer Prize–winning photojournalists, photo editors, and leaders in media to discuss critical issues in photojournalism today.
“This generous scholarship offering is just the latest in a strong partnership between Reuters and ICP,” says ICP Executive Director Mark Lubell. “Both organizations are built on the understanding of concerned photography and the ways in which imagery can bear witness to what’s happening in the world.”
“Reuters is committed to helping develop the next generation of news photographers to bring the world’s most important stories to a global audience,” said Reuters Global Editor of Video and Pictures John Pullman. “This scholarship and exciting collaboration with ICP offers a unique opportunity for budding photographers to develop their skills while receiving support and mentorship from Reuters award-winning journalists.”
Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is the world’s largest international multimedia news provider reaching more than one billion people every day. Reuters provides trusted business, financial, national, and international news to professionals via Thomson Reuters desktops, the world’s media organizations and directly to consumers at Reuters.com, and via Reuters TV. Follow news about Reuters at @ReutersPR.
The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture. Cornell Capa founded ICP in 1974 to preserve the legacy of “concerned photography”—the creation of socially and politically-minded images that have the potential to educate and change the world—and the center’s mission endures today, even as the photographic medium and image-making practices have evolved. Through its exhibitions, school, public programs, and community outreach, ICP offers an open forum for dialogue about the role that photographs, videos, and new media play in our society. To date, it has presented more than 700 exhibitions and offered thousands of classes at every level. ICP brings together photographers, artists, students, and scholars to create and interpret the realm of the image. Here, members of this unique community are encouraged to explore photography and visual culture as mediums of empowerment and as catalysts for wide-reaching social change. Visit icp.org to learn more.
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