The Aftermath Project Photography Grants

Deadline: 3 December 2014
Open to: working photographers worldwide
Grant: $20,000


The Aftermath Project’s mission is to support photographic projects that tell the other half of the story of conflict, the story of what it takes for individuals to learn to live again, to rebuild destroyed lives and homes, to restore civil societies, to address the lingering wounds of war while struggling to create new avenues for peace. The Aftermath Project 2015 grant application has recently been opened to proposals that reflect an understanding of this mission. Proposals may relate to the aftermath of numerous kinds of conflict, not just international wars. The conflict may have been at the community level — for example, violence between rural ethnic groups or an urban riot in an industrialized country. It may have been a regional one, such as a rebel insurgency, or it may have been a full-scale war. There is no specific time frame that defines “aftermath,” although in general The Aftermath Project seeks to support stories which are no longer being covered by the mainstream media, or which have been ignored by the media.


The Aftermath Project is open to working photographers worldwide who are interested in creating work that helps illumine aftermath issues, and encourages greater public understanding and discussion of these issues.


The project will be offering one $20,000 grant, and naming four finalists. The grant winner will receive one half of grant funds at project onset. Winner will be required to submit interim reports by dates designated in award letter and packet, and will receive 40% of their award mid-way through, and the remaining 10% upon delivery of 12 prints at project completion. All grant work MUST be completed by December 31, 2015 and photographs must be delivered by January 31, 2016.


A complete application must include the following documents:

  • A signed application form, saved as a PDF or jpg file.
  • A project proposal, not to exceed two pages, saved as a PDF file.
  • A portfolio of no more than 30 images, in jpg format. You must label your images with your last name, followed by a number – ie, Smith_1.jpg. Your images MUST be sized 1200 pixels on the longest side, at 72 dpi – with a file size of NO LARGER than 2 MB PER PHOTO.
  • A caption sheet, saved as a PDF file.

The application must be submitted via Dropbox. First you must send an email to, asking to be invited to the Dropbox folder. Once you receive the invitation to join, you will have 24 hours to upload all your application materials into one folder titled like this: “last name_first name”, and put it into the Dropbox file.

 The deadline is 3 December 2014.

 For any enquiries about the application process please contact:

The official website 

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