Entries open for third Tim Hetherington Grant

The Tim Hetherington Grant was established after the photojournalist’s death in 2011 to celebrate his commitment to “finding new ways to tell compelling stories about politics, conflict and the human experience, and to relay these stories to a wide audience”, say World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch, two organisations that administer the grant.

Photojournalist and filmmaker Hetherington died on 20 April 2011, alongside Getty Images’ photographer Chris Hondros, while covering the Libyan conflict in Misrata. The two photographers came under heavy fire and died in an explosion that also injured two other photographers.

The grant will support a photographer in completing an existing project on a human rights theme. “The judges will look for the qualities that defined Hetherington’s career when reviewing the applications: work that operates on multiple platforms and in a variety of formats; that crosses boundaries between breaking news and longer-term investigation; and that demonstrates a consistent moral commitment to the lives and stories of the photographic subjects,” says World Press Photo.

The deadline for submissions is 17 October, with the winner announced on 11 November. Last year, photographer Fernando Moleres won the Tim Hetherington Grant for his his project Waiting for an opportunity that explores the harsh conditions minors face while incarcerated in the adult prison of Pademba, Sierra Leone.

For more information, visit www.worldpressphoto.org.

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