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Call for Applications:

Three-Month Scholarship Course in Photojournalism for Young Aspiring Photographers from Ukraine

Thank you for considering my scholarship program for aspiring photographers in Ukraine. As a photojournalist and educator, I have dedicated my career to sharing my knowledge and experience with the next generation of visual storytellers.

Through this three-month course, participants will have the opportunity to develop their skills in media practice, visual journalism, narrative, ethics, business, and entrepreneurship. The aim is to equip emerging professionals with the tools they need to succeed in the competitive field of photojournalism, particularly those from underrepresented communities and countries.

To qualify for the program, applicants must meet the following requirements: be 19 years or older, proficient in English, possess a computer and a DSLR camera, and currently reside in one of Ukraine’s 24 provinces. Please note that for safety reasons, approaching the frontlines of the war is strictly prohibited.

While the course is free of charge, students will be required to take tests and exams to ensure they are progressing in their learning. Upon completion, participants will receive a reference letter that they can use to showcase their new skills and experience to potential employers.

My hope is that through this scholarship program, we can create a culture of knowledge-sharing that will contribute to the democratization of the public narrative. By empowering emerging professionals from diverse backgrounds, we can ensure that the world of photojournalism reflects the diverse perspectives and experiences of our global community.

If you are interested in applying for this scholarship course, please review the eligibility requirements and submit your application by the deadline. Thank you for your interest, and I look forward to working with you.

Attention Please

I would like to inform you that there is a slight chance for up to 12 photographers to receive a contributing photography contract with VX Pictures, my agency. If you are offered this contract, you will be entitled to receive 70% of the revenue generated from the sale of your photographs. However, it is important to note that your performance during the scholarship program will determine whether or not you are offered this contract.

Please be aware that this program may not be suitable for individuals who are hesitant or uncomfortable taking photographs of people. Failure to complete assignments in a satisfactory manner may result in removal from the program. Moreover, failure to uphold professional ethics and contractual obligations will also result in removal from the program.

At VX Pictures, we take great pride in our commitment to producing high-quality visual content. As such, we expect all program participants to uphold the highest standards of professionalism and excellence in their work. We are confident that this scholarship program will provide you with valuable experience and the opportunity to develop your skills as a photographer.

If you have any questions or concerns about the scholarship program or the contributing photography contract, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to support you and help you succeed in your photography career.

Terms and Conditions

By submitting your application, you are acknowledging and accepting that if you are selected for my scholarship program, you will be bound fully and unconditionally to the Terms and Conditions outlined in the program guidelines.

I would like to assure you that my scholarship program will be administered in strict compliance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, including those set forth by the UK Home Office of Home Affairs, the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the Home Office, and Export Assets Control.

It is important to note that as a scholarship recipient, you will retain all copyrights to your work. This means that you will have full ownership and control over your photographs, and you will be free to use them for personal or commercial purposes as you see fit.

At the same time, I would like to emphasize that all scholarship recipients are expected to conduct themselves in a professional and ethical manner at all times. This includes following all guidelines and rules set forth in the program, as well as respecting the rights and privacy of any individuals who may appear in your photographs.

If you have any questions or concerns about the Terms and Conditions of the scholarship program, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I am committed to ensuring that all scholarship recipients have a positive and productive experience during the program.

The following are the obligations of scholarship recipients:

As a recipient of my scholarship program, you are consenting to grant royalty-free licenses for your scholarship work to both my scholarship program and The VX Pictures Photo Agency. This license permits the use of your work for potential exhibition and/or publication in conjunction with the program, as well as for educational and/or community outreach purposes, including lesson plans. Additionally, you agree that your likeness may be used for publicity and press-related purposes in connection with my educational program in photojournalism.

Is the scholarship program free of charge?

Yes, the scholarship program is completely free of charge.

How do I apply for the scholarship program?

To apply for the scholarship program, please fill out the application form and attach a portfolio of your photography work.

When is the deadline to apply for the scholarship program?

The deadline to apply for the scholarship program is May 15, 2023.

Can I approach the frontlines of the war during the program?

No, scholarship recipients are strictly prohibited from approaching the frontlines of the war during the program.

Will I receive a reference letter upon completion of the program?

Yes, participants who complete the program will receive a reference letter.

What are the eligibility requirements for this scholarship program?

To qualify for the program, applicants must be 19 years or older, proficient in English, possess a computer and a DSLR camera, and currently reside in one of Ukraine’s 24 provinces.

Is there a possibility of obtaining a contributing photography contract with VX Pictures after completing the scholarship program?

Yes, there is a possibility of up to 12 scholarship recipients receiving a contributing photography contract with VX Pictures, depending on their performance during the program.

Breaking Down Barriers: How Empowering Underrepresented Voices in Journalism is Changing the World

Are you seeking a meaningful way to give back to your community and help empower underrepresented voices in the field of photojournalism?

I invite you to join me in supporting the VX Scholarship Programme, which aims to break down barriers and foster diversity through education and resources.

By becoming a sponsor of my scholarship programmes, you can make a tangible difference in the lives of aspiring photojournalists from underrepresented communities. Your support will provide these talented individuals with access to education and resources, empowering them to share their unique perspectives and make their voices heard.

Together, we can work towards a more inclusive and equitable world through the power of photojournalism. If you are ready to make a positive impact and support the next generation of diverse storytellers, I encourage you to consider becoming a sponsor today.