Is this “Superhero” a hero or a victim?
What do you think about the photos entered in the Chachipe Map contest so far? Go to www.chachipe.org, copy the link to your favorite photo, post it on the Chachipe Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ChachipePhoto), tell us what you think about it, and see what others have to say.
Chachipe Map Entry Deadline Extended to January 15, 2012
Due to the level of interest from potential contestants as well as the high quality of photos received so far, the organizers and the chair of the jury have agreed to extend the entry deadline for the Chachipe Map photography contest. Amateur and professional photographers now have until January 15, 2012 to enter photos in the contest through the Chachipe Map website at www.chachipe.org. Other contest conditions remain the same.
The contest is open to everybody, but in order to be eligible photos must have been taken since the beginning of 2005 in countries participating in the Decade of Roma Inclusion 2005–2015: Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Spain.
Categories: Local Hero, Common Denominator, and Dream Come True
Chachipe Map seeks non-stereotypical photographs that are free of prejudices, that show Roma and non-Roma living together, that approach topics in an open manner and that might even employ radically new perspectives.
The international jury will award three prizes in each contest category—of 1000, 500 and 300 Euro, respectively—and may also award special prizes. Winners will be announced on the Chachipe Map website.
More information: Zsófia Horváth, +36 30 250 2635, email@example.com
► To receive updates about the contest and Chachipe Map exhibitions to be organized in 2012, “Like” the Chachipe page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ChachipePhoto or join the Chachipe group athttp://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/239155186149444/ .
The Chachipe photography contests are organized by the Open Society Foundations and OSA Archivum.
Follow the Decade of Roma Inclusion on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RomaDecade
My name is Nathaniel Grann. I am a senior photojournalism major at the Corcoran College of Art & Design here in Washington, DC. The seniors within my program are all required to undertake a major senior thesis project, a project that is a long in depth exploration into a subject that they feel very passionate about. For my project I am hoping to explore the American Roma communities and how the Roma have adapted to not only American culture but also to the lifestyle and the subsequent effects. Through the use of images and video, I hope to give a glimpse into the life of various American Roma, large or small, communities.
I first started working with the Roma in Kosovo this past summer during which I worked with the NGO, Danish Refugee Council. The rich history and traditions within the Kosova Roma was an eye opening experience and why I wish to continue exploring their culture throughout this next year here in the states. You can feel free to see some images from my work there at:
If you feel that you can at all help me with this project or might have a suggestion of some other possible contacts, it would be greatly appreciated. I am more than willing to set up a Skype conference and discuss this project in greater detail; if you would like or please feel free to give me a call at (612)867-3867. Also, please feel free to send me any questions that you might have about the project and I will respond to them as soon as I can.
Thank you for your time and kind regards.