2020 Award Recipient Chloe Koebel

2020 Award Recipient Chloe Koebel Arizona State University Anchell International Documentary Photography Scholarship 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 […]

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2019 Award Recipient Vincent Alban

2019 Award Recipient Vincent Alban Rochester Institute of Technology Anchell International Documentary Photography Scholarship 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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International Photography Scholarship

2018 Hart-Heinegg Award Recipient Juan Olivella

Juan Olivella Universidad de La Sabana Chía, Colombia 2018 Hart-Heinegg Award Recipient Anchell International Documentary Photography Scholarship 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 […]

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This is War 3 , Chloe Rose Neva Watts - 2018 Anchell International Documentary Photography Scholarship Recipient | Steve Anchell Cuba Photography Workshop and Photo Tours of Cuba

2018 Award Recipient Chloe Rose Neva Watts

Chloe Rose Neva Watts Oglethorpe University Atlanta, Ga. 2018 Award Recipient Anchell International Documentary Photography Scholarship 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 […]

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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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International Documentary Scholarship

2017 Award Recipient Bayu Wira Handyan

Bayu Wira Handyan Diponegoro University, Central Java 2017 Award Recipient Anchell International Documentary Photography Scholarship 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 […]

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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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Dina Salih 2 – I'm Not Your Poverty Poster Child – University of British Columbia, Vancouver | Steve Anchell Cuba Photography Workshop and Photo Tours of Cuba

Award Contributors

The scholarship was established in 2016 as a result of my experience teaching documentary photography at OSU. 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 stimulated students to look, think, and become […]

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