The Philip Jones Griffiths Award highlights and supports talent in photojournalism.
When Philip found out that he had cancer in 2000, one of his first actions was to set up The Philip Jones Griffiths Foundation. The purpose of his Foundation was to preserve his work to inspire future generations, but his goals for the Foundation went far beyond just inspiration. Philip wanted his Foundation to actually help photojournalists cover the stories that need to be told.
With the political, economic, social and environmental concerns raging in today’s world, the Philip Jones Griffiths Foundation believes this mission has never been so vital. Through this award, they seek to uphold the true spirit of photojournalism.
The award is for documentary photography and is £10,000. The prize must be used to complete a body of work, regardless of what stage the project is in. The subject matter must be related to issues of social and political importance. They do not welcome work that has been digitally manipulated or modified.
Deadline is October 10th. You can find more information about the award by clicking here.