Tripoli, 30 January 2012:
The ‘Reporting Change’ project is asking for applications from photojournalists and documentary photographers from North Africa, including Libya, for an expenses-paid course on photo-stories.
The training is to support the development of 24 advanced professional photographers who already have experience working in the MENA region.
The course, which is free, has three phases, starting with a five-day introduction to storytelling, where participants will come up with a story idea and work plan. The next phase is producing this photo story with online coaching and support. The course will end with another five-day session where the photo stories will be discussed and edited.
The workshops will be held in Egypt and Tunisia, with the 24 participants split into two groups, the first starting the course in April, and the second in May.
Ten grants of €2,000 will also be available after the course for the most promising attendees to produce a story in the region. A selection of these will then be published in a book and online.
These courses are part of ‘Reporting Change: Investigating and documenting change in the Middle East and North Africa,’ a joint project between World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch (HRW), which will run until 2014. It aims to document and support democratic processes and other changes in the MENA region.
The deadline for applications is 21 February and the photojournalists will be selected in early March on the basis of the quality of their work and their reasons for applying.
For further information and application details, do to: http://workshop.worldpressphoto.org.