Our free photography contest recommendation of the day!
The deadline for receipt of photos ends on November 9, 2015. There are only a few day days to close the XIX convocation of the International Humanitarian Photography Award Luis Valtueña, one of the most outstanding events of the year photographic whose mission is twofold: to promote humanitarian values and solidarity through photography and serve at the same time , as testimony and denunciation of social injustice , with special attention to those images reflecting the consequences of rights violations, armed conflict, natural disasters and social exclusion.
The organizers want to encourage everyone, professional and amateur, and of any nationality to participate, especially women, whose presence is still smaller than its fellow photographers. Next November 9th is the last day of term , and since then the jury will meet to decide the winner and finalists of this year. After 18 years, there have been nearly 12,000 snapshots, taken by more than 3,300 photographers and photographers .
This year, when MDM celebrates its 25th anniversary , we want to recover the words the writer Susan Sontag wrote in 1980 in his book "On Photography" to thank all the people who dedicate their time to photograph the injustices and make them know. And we hope that, while they continue succeeding, more people will join this complaint and found work in the International Humanitarian Photography Award Luis Valtueña, a channel for display.
The images have the ability to arouse desire and awareness (...) Without political, photographs slaughterhouse of history simply experience, in all probability, as unreal or demoralizing emotional blows. The nature of emotion, including the moral outrage that people can feel to the photographs of the oppressed, the exploited, the hungry and exterminated also depend on the degree of familiarity with these images. (...) The ultimate wisdom of the photographic image It is tell us: That's the surface. Now think - or rather feel, intuit - what is beyond, what should be the reality if this is your appearance .
The prize: 6,000 euros in cash.
In an effort to continue the mission of denunciation and testimony of the contest, the prize itself consists of a scholarship of 6,000 euros for the winner to carry out another photography project in countries where MdM has set operative. An initiative that has allowed the development of Irish jobs like Andrew McConnell, who with his project "The Long Night Sahrawi" won the World Press Photo in the category of portraits. Or like Fernando Moleres, who won second prize in the World Press Photo in the category of reports of daily life with the same image with which he won in 2011. Or Valtueña Olmo Calvo, "Births in the roof of the world " made in Bolivia. One of the images from this project got an honorable mention in the National Prize of Photojournalism 2014.