Photo by Alex King.Photographers Without Borders is offering funds for “revolutionary storytellers.” Photo by Alex King.

Grant to support storytelling photographers

Photography is a powerful communications tool, and a UWindsor faculty member hopes to see it used in defense of Mother Earth.

Renu S. Persaud, a lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology, is the managing editor of Photographers Without Borders Magazine. Its not-for-profit parent, Photographers Without Borders, is offering funds to support “Revolutionary Storytellers.”

The organization’s membership is a diverse community of photographers and filmmakers uniting to support frontline partners where it’s needed most.

“This organization is doing amazing work in communities around the world,” Dr. Persaud says. “It is a unique storytelling platform and many scholars, academics, and the general public can connect with the mandate. There is an opportunity for grants for those who qualify, and I think the university community can benefit from knowing about it.”

The Revolutionary Storytellers Grant will help shine a light on photography projects that support grassroots environmental movements and projects.

Five recipients will each receive $5,000 U.S. to support the creation of a body of work and its exhibition, as well as:

  • a behind-the-scenes video
  • a campaign to support the project’s impact goals
  • support from Photographers Without Borders

Anyone from anywhere in the world may apply for this grant, with a deadline of Jan. 31. Find more details on the Photographers Without Borders website.