2021 Award Recipient Sima Choubarzadeh - My Name is Fear

2021 Award Recipient Sima Choubarzadeh

2021 Award Recipient Sima Choubdarzadeh SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences My Name is Fear The lotus seeds waiting to sprout A swamp is where living things are imprisoned, and most of them, like grass and straw, are limited to stagnant and motionless water. The plants must be able to survive in the wet mud […]

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2020 Award Recipient Chloe Koebel

2020 Award Recipient Chloe Koebel Arizona State University It’s in the Blood The decision to document my grandmother’s illness and treatment in a photographic essay was difficult for me to make, however she was exceptionally supportive of this project and encouraged me to capture her experience as it really was. I wanted to share her […]

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2019 Award Recipient Vincent Alban

2019 Award Recipient Vincent Alban Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, New York All Access The bouncer at the goth club, Vertex, told me, “The people here do not feel like they fit in anywhere else. That’s why the regulars have been coming here for, in some cases, 20 years.” My project is about the underground, […]

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Lost Souls - Juan Olivella - 2018 Hart-Heinegg Award Recipient

2018 Hart-Heinegg Award Recipient Juan Olivella

2018 Hart-Heinegg Award Recipient Juan Olivella Universidad de La Sabana Chía, Colombia Lost Souls Through the streets of Bogotá walk souls ignored by the rest of the people, souls that seem to have no value for society.  For some reason, they end in the clutches of drugs and have become trapped in a living hell. They survive […]

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This is War 3 , Chloe Rose Neva Watts - 2018 Anchell International Documentary Photography Scholarship Recipient

2018 Award Recipient Chloe Rose Neva Watts

2018 Award Recipient Chloe Rose Neva Watts Oglethorpe University Atlanta, Georgia This is War In the fall of 2017, I sat back and watched as the #MeToo movement flooded the media, including my own social media feeds. First, I saw my mother’s generation step forward and share stories of their experience with sexual abuse. Some […]

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High School Students

High School Students We are pleased that you are interested in our scholarship because that means you are working on a documentary project. Unfortunately, only those students enrolled full-time in a university, community college, or trade school may apply for this scholarship. That allows you more time to polish your project and submit it when […]

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2017 Award Recipient - Bayu Wira Handyan - Anchell International Documentary Photography Scholarship

2017 Award Recipient Bayu Wira Handyan

2017 Award Recipient Bayu Wira Handyan Diponegoro University, Central Java Story from the South My photos tell a story of a small city on the south coast of Java that almost no one knows exists. But, I know every corner of this city. I know it like my own body because it is where I […]

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All Access - 2019 Anchell International Documentary Photography Scholarship Award Winner - Rochester Institute of Technology - RIT - Vincent Alban - 2019

Guidelines & Suggestions

While there are no “rules” that you must follow in order to create your photo documentary the following are a few guidelines & suggestions.  When creating a photo documentary always keep in mind that you are trying to tell a story through pictures. For this scholarship, photo skills are not as important as how clearly […]

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Award Contributors to the Anchell International Documentary Photography Scholarship

Award Contributors

Award Contributors The International Documentary Photography Scholarship was established in 2016 as a result of my experience teaching documentary photography at Oregon State University. The students in my classes became passionately engaged in projects they didn’t know they had an interest in until they began to photograph and write about them. The scholarship has already […]

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