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Mohamed Ali Eddin wins 2014 Documentary Photography Grant
 Camille Lepage Receives First MRO Prize
2015 Grant Submissions

We are pleased to announce that Egyptian photographer Mohamed Ali Eddin has been awarded the fourth annual grant for outstanding documentary photography by The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation. Selected from entries around the world, his proposal, Life of Quarry Workers, will document the plight of workers in Upper Egypt who endure long hours, deplorable conditions and serious injuries in the limestone quarries. Learn about Mohamed and his work and view the incredible films of the finalists here.

French photographer Camille Lepage, killed last May at age 26 in the Central African Republic, will receive the first Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation Prize. The ceremony will be held on Friday, 11 July in Arles. Hervé Schiavetti, Mayor of Arles, will present the Prize to Camille’s mother, Maryvonne Lepage, at Galerie Huit Arles in honor of her daughter. Named a finalist in the MRO 2014 documentary grant competition, view her portfolio here.

Our 2015 Call for Entries begins in November, for documentary Short-Short Film & Documentary Photography. We look forward to a new season of your submissions. For details on how to submit your work to us, please see details here.

Our Foundation EXHIBITIONS: Galerie Huit in Arles Our Growing Family
THE MANUEL RIVERA-ORTIZ FOUNDATION for Documentary Photography & Film is committed to positive social discourse in underrepresented communities throughout the world by encouraging emerging and established photographers and filmmakers working in developing nations to keep their lenses fixed on the plight of the poor and disenfranchised. Learn about our founder Manuel Rivera-Ortiz. Galerie Huit and The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation proudly present a collection of images from current and former photography grant recipients, as well as museum collections by foundation President Manuel Rivera-Ortiz. There will also be a screening of the 2013 film grant finalists. The exhibition runs from July 7 to August 15 at Galerie Hui in Arles, France. Photojournalists from over 50 countries across the globe have made grant submissions. Join our mailing list so that we can keep you updated on upcoming grants, projects and exhibitions.