Ami Vitale Shares Insights for Creating a Solid Grant Submission

Ami Vitale says, “You need to be passionate and understand your story better than anyone else.”

“Turn off social media and the tv and read voraciously,” says photographer Ami Vitale when asked about resources for grant applications. This year, Ami is the first female judge for the Imagely Fund–which is looking to provide a grant for one environmental photography project and one for a humanitarian photography project. Each of which has a $5,000 prize. As a judge, we talked to Ami Vitale to get some answers to the all-too-often obscure and confusing enigma that is submitting grant applications.

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Jett Inong’s ANXIETY Combines Street Photography with Creative Color Usage

All images by Jett Inong. Used with permission. Editor’s Note: In a previous version of this article, we misspelled Jett’s last name. We apologize for this mistake. 

“Photography to me is a very complex form that consists of vast amount of visual language,” explains Jett Inong. “It is more eloquent than verbal language itself. When we look into a manual to build or fix something, we are most likely reliant to the photographs rather than the typed words for instructions.” In fact, Jett has a great point. No one likes to read a manual; and so it indeed is a type of language–one that’s easily conveyed in his series, ANXIETY.

Jett explains how that’s why he got into photography in the first place–the infinite capability to articulate one’s most visceral thoughts with just a click of a button, as he describes it.

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