The Global Campus of Human Rights is glad to announce the launch of the third edition of the GC Visual Contest, open to photographers and video-makers, professionals and amateurs, from any part of the world.
The visual contest will be open from 1st May and will accept submissions through June 30. The theme for 2017 is "Memory and Reconciliation". Memory and how do we envision the past has a potent impact on the creation of the present and future of a country and the current understanding of human rights concerns. The GC Visual Contest originates from the belief that photography and videos are powerful tools that can raise awareness and push for social change. Furthermore, the purpose of this contest is to create a network of artists, intellectuals and professionals interested in strengthening the protection of human rights and the promotion of democracy and peace.
An international jury comprised of renowned international photographers such as Giles Duley, Poulomi Basu and experts in documentary advocacy and social campaigns such as Isabelle Gattiker, General and Programme Director of the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Geneva and Karen Oetling from the Social Campaigns Area at Fabrica will select the best photos and videos.
"Not everyone is a visionary but you must be a visionary if you want to be a human rights activist", Poulomi Basu - read the interview on our website.
The best pictures and short videos could receive special mentions by the partners of the contest including also EMERGENCY and will be presented at the events of the Regional Masters of the Global Campus in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Caucasus, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, South East Europe. Furthermore, among all the photographers and video-makers that will join the contest, FABRICA shall be free, at its own discretion, to invite one attendee aged under 26, for a two-week period at Fabrica. In case of positive feedback further to such two-week period, Fabrica, at its own discretion, can offer to such attendee a one-year scholarship at Fabrica.
This initiative is funded by the European Union and receives the patronage of the United Nations Regional Information centre for Western Europe (UNRIC).
You can follow the visual contest with the hashtag #GlobalCampusVisualContest on Facebook, Twitter, Google + and Instagram.
We encourage students and Alumni of the Global Campus network together with professional photographers and video-makers to submit their entries and foster debate and reflection on the theme "Memory and Reconciliation".