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National Geographic, CNN, NPR, Elle, The New Yorker. A prestigious line-up for a prestigious grant. FotoVisura selects only the best to judge their Outstanding Personal Photography Project.  Every year, FotoVisura, an  international self publishing community & resource center for art & documentary photography, hosts a grant project.  The project is also a library and search engine for editors, curators, collectors and lovers of art and photography. Not to mention a valuable, life-changing tool for budding photographers.

The judges this year include: Simon Barnett, Director of Photography, CNN Digital, Whitney Johnson, Director of Photography, The New YorkerElizabeth Cheng Krist, Senior Photo Editor, National Geographic MagazineJames Estrin, Co-Editor, New York Times Lens Blog and Senior Staff Photographer, Christina Cahill, Manager, Reportage by Getty Images, Patricia Nagy Travieso, Executive Editor, Elle Magazine International Editions, Adriana Teresa Letorney, Creative Director, Visura Magazine & FotoVisura.comClaire O’Neill, Editor, NPR Picture Show BlogNeil Harris, Associate Photo Editor, TIME and Jamie Goldenberg, Photo Editor, Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine.

This year, grants went to 1st place winner Andrea Gjestvang (below), 2nd place Poulomi Basu and 3rd place Elizabeth D. Herman.

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To apply or for more information, visit Fotovisura’s website.