The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation For Documentary Photography & Film

Now in the foundation fifth year, the 2015 submissions call continues to focus on stories of heroism, human dignity and injustice. From famine to disease, human suffering to the politics that threaten the lives of people all over the world, our grant programs give photographers and filmmakers the opportunity to share the pivotal and emotional stories that impact generations.

Tommaso Rada photographer
Tommaso Rada

Tommaso Rada

Each year The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz foundation grants both photography and film making at its best.

Enter works based on such pressing social issues as health, poverty, oppression, war, famine, religious/political persecution and similar topics. Proposals must be for new or continuing projects.


The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography & Film ( will award one $5,000 USD grant to one documentary photography project based on the quality of the submitted 15-image portfolio, the strength of the submitted proposal, as well as any supporting materials including an updated CV.
The “Top 12″ shortlisted portfolios will be featured and displayed during Les Rencontres d’Arles (Arles, France) at our new 18th century facility and foundation home located on 19/21 Rue de la Liberté/14 Rue Barrême.

Entry deadline: 31 March 2015

Image requirements: in one single PDF file which is less 10 megabytes. No signatures or stamps. Submit by email 15 photographs in PDF plus your CV.
Please read all Rules and good luck!

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