UNESCO OPPORTUNITY FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS ACROSS THE GLOBE


UNESCO is inviting professional photographers from all over the world to send a sample of their best photographs illustrating journalists while doing their job. 
As the United Nations agency with a specific mandate to promote “the free flow of ideas by word and image”, UNESCO aims to promote freedom of expression and its corollary of press freedom, and in doing so, to familiarize the world with the everyday lives and issues faced by journalists.

UNESCO is looking for images that depict journalists working in different situations.

SPECIFICS OF NEEDED PHOTOGRAPHS
  • Photographs of  International and/or local journalists working on investigations into cases of corruption or political wrongdoing;
  • Photographs of journalists attending trials, press conferences, demonstrations, or major public events;
  • gender dynamics in journalism;
  • Photographs of threats posed by Internet harassment;
  • Photographs of journalists working in digital media;
  • Photographs of the everyday life of a journalist; and
  • Photograph of scenes from the newsroom or TV/radio studio.
Additionally, areas of particular interest include:
  • Photographs of journalists embedded within police or the military, 
  • Photographs of journalists reporting from a conflict zone,
  • Photographs of journalists in protected vehicles or in front of media houses with protection or any other case in which journalists are working in challenging situations.
CRITERIA FOR PHOTOGRAPH SELECTION
  • The photos selected by UNESCO will include a balanced representation of both sexes. Regional diversity is also strongly encouraged.

  • The photographs will be chosen for their artistic, creative and original content.
BENEFITS TO PHOTOGRAPHERS 
  • UNESCO will establish a contract with the photographers and purchase the selected photographs, whereby non-exclusive rights for the selected photographs will be granted to UNESCO.
  • The selected photographs will help to raise awareness on the working conditions of journalists and to illustrate UNESCO activities and programs contributing to the promotion of freedom of expression.
REQUIREMENTS FOR PROPOSAL:
  • Maximum of 12 photographs;
  • Color, minimum resolution: 350 dpi, minimum size: A4;
  • Photo caption in English or French for each photograph with information (place, time, subject);
  • Price per single photograph.
Proposed photographs can be send to IDEI@unesco.org

For more information, visit UNESCO Website


Applications are due by midnight (GMT) on 15 July 2018.

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