Reuters supports photojournalism with the announcement of 2018 grant winners

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Photojournalism grant program gives eight emerging photojournalists a grant of $5,000 USD, global distribution on Reuters platforms and guidance from Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Yannis Behrakhis

LONDON, May 16, 2018: Reuters, the world’s largest international multimedia news provider, today announced the recipients of its photojournalism grant program which seeks to recruit and develop a diverse new generation of photojournalists.

The winning photojournalists will each receive a $5,000 USD grant to advance their abilities and tell new stories, and pictures taken by the recipients will be distributed globally on Reuters platforms.

Yannis Behrakis, Reuters photojournalist and senior editor, special projects, will advise recipients on their assignments and projects, providing advice and planning assistance. Yannis is well known for his coverage of the European migrant crisis and was part of a team of Reuters Pictures photographers awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography for their coverage of the crisis in 2016.

The winning photojournalists are:

Tbilisi-based Daro Sulakauri, whose work includes a hidden narrative of the Chechen conflict.
Ekaterina Anchevskaya, who finds inspiration in her Russian homeland and its distinct culture.
Gabriel Scarlett, a student whose work so far has examined social issues in the U.S.
Alexandria-based Egyptian visual researcher and photographer Heba Khamis.
Houston-based Loren Elliott, whose recent work has focused on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Bolivian photographer Manuel Seoane who has covered migrant communities in La Paz.
Documentary photographer Nicky Woo, who divides her time between NYC and Tanzania.
Thomas Nicolon, who covers wildlife conservation and environmental issues in Central Africa.
"The Reuters Pictures grant program gives a rare opportunity to eight photojournalists, from diverse backgrounds and from around the world, to work with Reuters and develop their talent. I will be dedicating plenty of time to mentor each of them and help them understand in depth the needs of the industry in the digital age,” said Yannis Behrakis, Reuters photojournalist and senior editor, special projects.

“The work of our grant winners will be seen by a global audience through Reuters platforms, bringing new stories from new perspectives which might otherwise go untold."

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018