Recognizing photographers for their images, stories and dedication as well as the extent that he or she is willing to go to bring about positive change in society. The Visura Grant supports personal multimedia projects and encourages the production and development of photography outside of the commercial realm.
Stacks of books lined the countertops of the photo department in precarious, even Seuss-ian formations. They made for a daunting task, possibly a workplace hazard. There were formidable publications from the likes of Philip Lorca DiCorcia, Gregory Crewdson and Joel Meyerowitz. Books by artists like Taryn Simon and Edward Burtynsky, whose works had appeared in the magazine.
A Game of SharkAnd Minnow Ayungin Shoal lies 105 nautical miles from the Philippines. There's little to commend the spot, apart from its plentiful fish and safe harbor - except that Ayungin sits at the southwestern edge of an area called Reed Bank, which is rumored to contain vast reserves of oil and natural gas.