My friends at ShootQ have extended the application deadline for their $10,000 photography grant to May 15, 2009. This is a great opportunity for photographers to receive $10,000 in funding for outstanding personal documentary projects.
Last year’s winner,Â photographer Sherrlyn Borkgren, used her grant to document the plight of young women who are victims of rape and torture by militias in the Kivu region of the Eastern Congo.
Sherrlyn produced a very powerful and moving story that far exceeded expectations.
I want to encourage anyone who has a visual story idea or project in need of funding to please go to the ShootQ Grant website and apply. It’s a great opportunity to pursue and complete your dream assignment.
The ShootQ Grant site includes information on how to apply as well as Sherrlyn’s winning application and portfolio.
Here are a few examples from Sherrlyn’s touching story: