Focus Forward Filmmaker Challenge →
Have a three-minute nonfiction documentary film idea? The Focus Forward Filmmaker Challenge is giving $200,000 in cash prizes, with $100,000 going to the Grand Prize Winner. Submissions are now open. Do it! Learn more here
Deadlines for Open Society Approaching
Call for Proposals: Moving Walls 20 Deadline: April 30, 2012, 5 p.m. EST (Eastern Standard Time) The Open Society Documentary Photography Project invites photographers to submit a proposal and completed body of work for consideration in the Moving Walls 20 group exhibition (opens early 2013). More information here Call for Proposals: 2012–2013 Production Grant for Photographers from Central...
Young Photographers Alliance Portfolio Reviews →
2012 Portfolio Review Location: Calumet Gallery, 2nd Floor, 22 W. 22nd Street, NYC Date: Saturday, May 5th, 2012 Time: 10:30am-4pm (doors open at 10am) We invite applications from all YPA21 members (non-members can join at the same time as applying for a portfolio review). Selected applicants will be invited to a one-on-one portfolio review event in New York City on May 5, 2012. Apply...
Filmmaker Beth Murphy speaks on her RISC training →
Sebastian Junger Talks About RISC and Tim... →
“I decided to start a medical training program for freelancers, only freelancers. They’re the ones who are doing most of the combat reporting. They’re taking most of the risks. They’re absorbing most of the casualties. And they’re the most underserved and under-resourced of everyone in the entire news business.”-Sebastian Junger
Raising Funds For Anton Hammerl's Children →
First-ever auction of contemporary photojournalism prints at Christie’s to be held May 15 in New York to support family of freelance photographer Anton Hammerl killed in Libya. Acclaimed photographers from around the world donate prints to honor the memory of Anton Hammerl and support his family. More information found here
Tim Hetherington and the Changing Face of... →
BDC Founder Mike Kamber will be discussing the work of late friend Tim Hetherington at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. on May 7, with fellow panelists Stephen Mayes of VII Photo Agency and Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas. Pre-registration encouraged.
RISC Commemorates Tim Hetherington & Chris Hondros
20 April, 2012 The RISC training program came to a close today at the Bronx Documentary Center. The 3 day event concluded on the 1 year anniversary of the deaths of friends and fellow colleagues Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros, who were tragically killed in combat in Misurata, Libya. The program, founded by journalist Sebastian Junger and led by the amazing team at Wilderness Medical...
RISC Day 1 Slideshow →
More images from the RISC medical training for combat journalists at the Bronx Documentary Center. Day 1 of 3….more to come! Photos by Michael Kamber and Giuliana Mackler
Join us tonight at 7:30PM at the Bronx Documentary Center as we explore the lives of five female combat journalists, in the film Bearing Witness. The documentary is presented in partnership with Committee to Protect Journalists in memory of Marie Colvin (1956-2012). $10. Children 17 and under free. Advance Tickets Available Now To support the Marie Colvin’s Memorial Fund click here.
BDC Founder Mike Kamber speaks to NPR about his...
Interview with Colombian President Juan Manuel...
Interview by BDC’s first intern, Shingo Urier, now on assignment in Colombia.
Tim Hetherington’s legacy: A mother’s perspective... →
Apply Now! Shawn Carter Foundation →
A link for our followers from Smith High School (neighbor to BDC) : Apply to the Shawn Carter Foundation to receive funds to further your education. Qualified applicants must be a high school senior, college student, and/or between the ages of 18-25, pursuing studies at a vocational or trade school. All applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, be a US Citizen and complete the on-line...