PROJECT GRANT WINNERS
PROJECT GRANT FINALISTS
I would like to congratulate all the finalists in the Projects Category. The jury performed an insightful and unenviable task in their selections by rewarding straightforward documentary work that shared a common theme in these winning projects below. Stories about social exclusion and prejudice; about being the minority in a majority world; about being a bit different and about wanting to break free of conventionalism and entrenched traditions.
These are real-world issues facing humanity today more than ever because of globalisation and the rise of exclusivism, populism and sectarianism in our modern societies. These 10 projects and many others in the 185 submissions we received tackle these issues head-on. Photographers as storytellers, have a duty to inform and express their visions through the camera and these are prime examples.
Steven Lee, Director, KLPA