Every year since 2010, the FotoVisura Grant is given out to support outstanding photography projects. This year's overall winner is Iranian-born photographer Javad Parsa, whose series My Iranian Journey captures the stations of his eventful life. Parsa began to document the political and societal developments in his homeland in 2005. When his images of the Iranian uprising in 2009 were published abroad, the government issued a warrant for his arrest, forcing him to flee the country. Having spent 16 months in Turkey, he was granted asylum in Norway, where he has now made his new home.
In the newcomer category, titled Student Project, Chandan Gomes won with his long-term project The Notebook.
Along with prize money of $2000 and $1000 respectively, the two winners will also receive the support of leading editors and curators. The aim of the grant is to give photographers the freedom to pursue their ideas without being restricted by commercial concerns.
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