The World Press Photo Foundation, in collaboration with The Chocolonely Foundation, is launching the West Africa Visual Journalism Fellowship (WAVJF). This is a one-year fellowship for emerging visual journalists and storytellers to contribute to investigative journalism in and about West Africa.
This program is for one fellow from each of Burkina Faso, Ghana and Ivory Coast, who will choose stories relevant to their communities in West Africa. These stories will go beyond detailing problems and start investigating the solutions already being embraced by local communities.
Moreover, the Journalism Fellowship aims to:
The Visual Journalism Fellowship will support emerging visual journalists and storytellers. The fellows will be individuals who already have demonstrable professional skills, possess the vision, determination, and passion for telling the stories that matter, but lack the opportunity, resources, and support to develop their storytelling abilities. The fellowship will include:
The fellowship is open to emerging visual journalists who are a national of Burkina Faso, Ghana, or the Ivory Coast. Candidates can apply themselves or be nominated. Candidates need to demonstrate their ability as a professional level image-maker and their potential as a visual journalist and storyteller.
To apply for the Africa Visual Journalism Fellowship program the candidates must complete an application form. Along with the application form, the candidates should also include a:
A selection committee will review all submissions and select one applicant per country. Moreover, the committee will consider gender and other dimensions of diversity.
Candidates can apply for the West Africa Visual Journalism Fellowship before 15 October 2019. The World Press Photo Foundation will not accept the fellowship application after passing the deadline.