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  • Grant

    Empowerment Grant

  • Target Groups

    • Indigenous groups and ethnic minorities.
    • Age-discriminated vulnerable groups, notably the young and the elderly
    • People living with disabilities
    • Women facing exploitation, abuse and/or violence


  • Grant amount

    5,000 Euro

    Project duration

    12 - 24 Months

    Closing date

    21 Dec 2018
  • About

    “Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.”

    Available to professional and amateur Tanzanian photographers based in Tanzania

    They say that a picture is worth a thousand words and that photography is an excellent medium with which to tell a complex story. Are you a Tanzanian photographer who is based in Tanzania? Is telling your thoughts, perceptions and dreams through photography your dream? Are you inspired by the principle of Nothing About Us Without Us? And, most importantly, do you want to or  already promote inclusive innovation in your work?

    If you said yes to any of the questions above, then this could be something exciting for you. We are looking for visual storytellers who have an understanding of context, particularly on discrimination and marginalisation of the Voice target groups and have the ability to enter into intimate worlds without any sense of aggression or intrusion.

    In Tanzania, Voice supports the following target groups:

    • People with disabilities
    • Women facing exploitation, abuse, and/or violence
    • Age-discriminated groups (seniors, youth & children)
    • Indigenous people and ethnic minorities

    The best photos do more than simply depict. Rather, they make you feel something specific, something memorable, something that’s difficult to shake. They make you think about your own perceptions and reflect on your biases. They may be the start of a necessary conversation on what an inclusive society may look like.

    What are we looking for?

    Through this Call, Voice will select three to five thought-provoking photos on inclusion or exposing discrimination to showcase during the World Press Photo exhibition to be organised in Dar Es Salaam in January 2019. The public attending the photo exhibition will vote, and the best two photos (from a male and a female photographer) will receive a small grant of 5,000 Euro each to be invested in a new camera plus spending time with the Voice grantees in Tanzania to photo document inclusion in practice.

    Who do we wish to fund?

    Applications are only being accepted from local photographers, professional and amateurs, either as individuals but preferably affiliated with a registered social enterprise. Talented photographers from any of the Voice target groups are especially encouraged to apply.

  • How to apply?

    If you are excited about this award and want to be part of the Voice family, please complete the following application form  in which you explain more about yourself/your organisation and how you would go about implementing the project.

    This application form needs to be accompanied with photos of your own work preferably in high resolution.  The photos should illustrate your thoughts, perceptions, dreams and/or ideas of discrimination or inclusion. By submitting these photos you give Voice the right to use and reproduce them while you maintain the intellectual property. This is in accordance with the Creative Commons Licence 4.0 that Voice uses.

    Only completed applications will be reviewed for which our templates need to be used and submitted via the following link by 21st December 2018, 2359 hours EAT.

    Please send any questions you may have about this Call to this email address


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