Category Archives: Scholarship

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

2018 Hart-Heinegg Award Recipient

Juan OlivellaUniversidad de La SabanaChía, Colombia2018 Hart-Heinegg Award RecipientAnchell International Documentary Photography ScholarshipLost SoulsThrough 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 the […]

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

2018 Award Recipient

Chloe Rose Neva WattsOglethorpe UniversityAtlanta, Ga.2018 Award RecipientAnchell International Documentary Photography ScholarshipThis is WarIn 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 people went […]

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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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Bayu Wira Handyan - 2017 Anchell International Documentary Photography Scholarship

2017 Award Recipient Bayu Wira Handyan

Diponegoro University, Central Java2017 Award RecipientAnchell International Documentary Photography ScholarshipStory from the SouthMy 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 was born […]

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Shuyao Chen - Pennsylvania State University

2016 Honorable Mentions

These ten Documentary Photography Projects were chosen by2016 judges Anne Havinga and Ken Light for Honorable MentionShuyao ChenPennsylvania State UniversityProject Title: Left Behind Children”When Guocheng Ma and his wife, Chunxia Zhu, left rural Wenzhou to work in Shanghai, the most populous city in China, they knew the sacrifices they faced as migrant workers.”‘The hardest thing was […]

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2017 Honorable Mentions

These nine Documentary Photography Projects were chosen by2017 judges Anne Havinga and Ken Light for Honorable MentionLilit DanielyanSouthern Maine Community CollegeProject Title: Tátik”Every morning we drink coffee together. In the evenings I drink tea in a mug that she bought for me. I spend a lot of time looking through the windows of her kitchen. These are my […]

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Guidelines & Suggestions

While there are no “rules” that you must follow in order to create your photo documentary the following are a few guidelines and 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 the […]

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Dina Salih – I'm Not Your Poverty Poster Child – University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Award Contributors

The INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY SCHOLARSHIP is now accepting donations to increase the size and number of annual awards 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 […]

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Honorable Mentions

2016 Anchell Scholarship for Documentary PhotographyShuyao ChenPennsylvania State UniversityProject: “Left Behind Children”Whitson CrynesNortheastern State University, TulsaProject: “The Standing Rock Sioux Water Protectors”Marcus DieterleTowson University, MarylandProject: “Chains”Jada Elder-WilkersonTemple University, PhiladelphiaProject: “Hood: The Youth’s Perspective on Gentrification”Giovanni FashawGreen River Community College, AuburnProject: “Untitled”Néha HirveMid Sweden University, SundsvallProject: “Heaven”Jung Rouk OhEvangelical Christian Academy, Colorado SpringsProject: “Untitled”Alejandro SanchezCalifornia Polytechnic […]

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2016 Award Recipient Nicolas Umbs

University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee2016 Award RecipientAnchell International Documentary Photography ScholarshipFamily Outcast: Documenting the struggle of fitting in with one’s own familyMy sibling Brett and I have had a rough time fitting in with our family.  We have religious beliefs, sexual preferences and viewpoints of society that are not accepted in our household.  Growing up […]

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