The Everyday Projects 2021 Grant Winners & Finalists
Featuring: Various Artists
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Gabriella Báez, Grasielle Barbaresco, Salih Basheer, Rehab Eldalil, Amina Kadous, DeLovie Kwagala, Fawaz Oyedeji, Tania Barrientos Radilla, Zohreh Sabaghnejad, Fethi Sahraoui, Farshad Usyan, Andrés Yépez
At the core of The Everyday Projects’ mission is a belief in supporting photojournalists from diverse backgrounds as they develop their craft. In 2021, in a new effort to help provide this vital support, The Everyday Projects awarded grants to two photographers to work on long-term projects in their own communities. In addition to receiving $6,000 each, the two grantees are receiving one year of mentorship as they continue to work on their projects. Many thanks to our program mentors — Mallory Benedict, Photo Editor at National Geographic, and Jehan Jillani, Visuals Editor at The Atlantic.
We received applications from more than 450 photographers from all over the world. We were encouraged by their dedication to projects that uplift and highlight their communities. The 2021 winners were Tania Barrientos Radilla (Mexico) and Salih Basheer (Sudan), whose projects were deeply inspiring, and whose intentions echoed The Everyday Projects’ values. Zohreh Sabaghnejad (Iran) won Honorable Mention. There were nine other finalists: Gabriella Báez (Puerto Rico), Grasielle Barbaresco (Brazil), Rehab Eldalil (Egypt), Amina Kadous (Egypt), DeLovie Kwagala (South Africa), Fawaz Oyedeji (Nigeria), Fethi Sahraoui (Algeria), Farshad Usyan (Afghanistan), and Andrés Yépez (Ecuador). We look forward to continuing the grant program in 2022.
The Everyday Projects uses photography to challenge stereotypes that distort our understanding of the world. We are creating new generations of storytellers and audiences that recognize the need for multiple perspectives in portraying the cultures that define us.
We began 10 years ago with Everyday Africa. Since then, we have become a global community of visual storytellers — documentary photographers, journalists, artists, and more — all committed to using imagery to combat harmful misperceptions and to rise above persistent inequality. As a non-profit, we work to provide opportunities for our global community and to provide structure, support, and direction for the diverse and worldwide range of Everyday photography groups.
We believe in amplifying local voices and in shifting power away from monolithic narratives dominated by a Western, top-down approach to storytelling. We work toward a future of photojournalism and visual storytelling that is inclusive and anti-racist.
Photoville is a New York-based non-profit organization that works to promote a wider understanding and increased access to the art of photography and visual storytelling by producing a free annual festival, amplifying impactful narratives, and connecting artists to a wide global audience by activating accessible public spaces via large scale exhibitions.
Proudly devoted to cultivating strategic partnerships and creative collaborations with community spirit, UPI approaches its mission of cultivating a wide, diverse audience for powerful photographic narratives by working closely with visual artists, city agencies, nonprofit organizations and educators worldwide to create new exhibition and public art opportunities that showcase thought-provoking, challenging, and exceptional photography. For more information about Photoville visit, www.photoville.com