Open Society Documentary Photography Project Announces 2011 Production Grant Winners

The Open Society Documentary Photography Project has selected the winners of the 2011 Production Grant to Photographers from Central Asia, the Caucasus, Afghanistan, Mongolia, and Pakistan, which supports photographers to document a social justice or human rights issue in their home country or region. The project is cosponsored with the Open Society Arts and Culture Program.

All grants include:

  • $3500 cash stipend
  • Audio equipment and software
  • Two advanced photography and multimedia training workshops with Thomas Dworzak, Yuri Kozyrev, and Bob Sacha
  • Ongoing coaching/mentoring by Thomas Dworzak and Yuri Kozyrev

2011 Production Grantees

Abdujalil Abdurasulov (Kazakhstan)
Project: Ethnic Uzbeks in Kyrgyzstan

Tahmin Ali (Azerbaijan)
Project: Arranged Family Marriages in Azerbaijan

Izturgan Aldauyev (Kazakhstan)
Project: Shanyrak in Kazakhstan

Nazik Armenakian (Armenia)
Project: LGBT community in Armenia

Davaanyam Delgerjargal (Mongolia)
Project: Illegal Logging in Mongolia

Natela Grigalashvili (Georgia)
Project: Rural Schools and Social Conditions in Villages in Georgia

Anahit Hayrapetyan (Armenia)
Project: Violence Against Women in Armenia

Mirnaib Hasanov (Azerbaijan)
Project: The Color of Our Lives is Rainbow