Ocean News

Enter the 2016 SOSF Marine Conservation Photography Grant!

18th November 2015

The Save Our Seas Foundation (SOSF) is calling all emerging wildlife and conservation photographers to enter its 2016 Marine Conservation Photography Grant.

Winners will have the incredible opportunity to go on assignment, earn an income and gain experience under the guidance of National Geographic; photographer Thomas Peschak and Kathy Moran, natural history editor at National Geographic.

The grant, which is being run by SOSF for the second time, recognises and supports emerging wildlife and conservation photographers who have a passion for marine subjects, and provides an unprecedented opportunity for them to further their careers.

To find out more or to apply, go to www.saveourseas.photo

‘We created the SOSF Marine Conservation Photography Grant to give emerging photographers a creative and financial boost during a critical and often challenging time in their careers,’ explains Peschak.

In 2014, the SOSF’s inaugural Marine Conservation Photography Grant was awarded to two outstanding photographers: Mac Stone and Joris van Alphen. Stone and Van Alphen travelled to Cape Town, South Africa, on assignment to document marine conservation stories in False Bay. The remarkable photographs they captured of the bay’s sharks, reef fishes and people have since been displayed in an outdoor photo exhibition, the Save Our Seas magazine, a 2016 calendar and various online features.

Stone’s and van Alphen’s experiences will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

Mac Stone: ‘The Marine Conservation Photography Grant helped strengthen my arsenal and eye for conservation story-telling. The direct access to insightful editors and photographers has not only given me an invaluable network, but also the unique opportunity to work with the Save Our Seas Foundation in the future. This is by far one of the most comprehensive and beneficial grants for a photographer who focuses on conservation issues.’

Joris van Alphen: ‘The Marine Conservation Photography Grant has been an invaluable experience, and I am a better photographer because of it. It has helped to further my career, and I have no doubt it will continue to do so. I’m sure it is the most valuable grant for emerging photographers today.’

To enter your application and portfolio, visit www.saveourseas.photo