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Compé ’15 Juror: Elinor Carucci

Every year a distinguished photographer lends a discerning eye to ONWARD, choosing a select group of outstanding artists from among the Compé contestants. As participation in the competition increases each year, the job of judging becomes more challenging—but we are confident that this year’s guest juror is equal to the task. As ONWARD enters its eighth year, critically-acclaimed photographer Elinor Carucci has accepted our invitation to serve as Compé juror and Summit keynote speaker.

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Elements of Grant Seeking

We are familiar with the challenge of securing money to get a project off the ground and see it through to completion. Fortunately, we also know what it takes to meet the challenge. Grants are one major type of funding that photographers can use to actualize our ideas. In this article we’ll explain the basic elements of grant seeking: from deciding whether grants are right for you, to prospecting, establishing relationships with grant makers, and submitting a proposal.

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Interview with Donna Galluzzo of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies

Ever eager to get experts’ opinions on the industry, we were thrilled to have the opportunity to chat with Donna about the current state of the documentary genre, what makes a good story, and, well, just about anything we could think of that would be useful to our audience of emerging photographers. With the advancement of technology and the rise of the Internet, the documentary genre has been undergoing some pretty significant changes. Read on to get Donna’s take on the causes and implications of these relatively recent developments.

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Interview with Andrew Moore

We asked this year’s Compé juror, Andrew Moore, to answer some questions about this year’s Summit theme, The Language of Place, as well as his own work and the future of large format photography. Find insights into his artistic process, advice for emerging photographers, and what he’ll be looking for as this year’s juror, below:

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