Carlos Javier Ortiz has been shortlisted for the 2018 Catchlight Fellowship which “recognizes excellence in the novel use of photography to depict and bring awareness to challenging social issues.” His project “Between the Lines” examines the over policed and under protected, life between us and them: examining police-community relations. The Fellowship, which includes $30,000 awarded to each of three photographers, will be announced on April 2, 2018.
Out of nearly 320,000 entries, VII’s Anush Babajanyan and Ashley Gilbertson’s photos were shortlisted for the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards (in the Portraiture and Landscape categories, respectively).
All shortlisted and winning images will be exhibited as part of the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London, which will run from April 20 until May 6, 2018.
Congratulations to Anush Babajanyan for receiving an honorable mention in the UNICEF Germany’s 2017 Photo of the Year competition.
About this photo: Fatoumaba and Zeynab, 3, pose for a portrait on a street in the Koumassi district of Abidjan, Ivory Coast on July 28, 2017. It is a belief that is centuries old in Ivory Coast, and in several countries of West Africa, that twins have spiritual and mystical powers. When in need for a problem to be solved or for a positive change to happen, people often come to twins, donate to them and seek for a blessing, with the hope that the power of the twins will help their wishes come true.