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Welcome the 2021 CatchLight Fellows


CatchLight announces the 2021 Fellows: Koral Carballo, Roopa Gogineni, Bayeté Ross Smith, and Daniella Zalcman. The CatchLight Fellowship provides four visionaries $30,000 field grants to develop long-form storytelling projects, engage audiences and continue their work as innovators and leaders defining the future of the field.

“Given the power of photography and visuals to create an emotional common ground, CatchLight sees it as essential to invest in thoughtful long-form visual storytelling, thus allowing communities to see themselves represented and for audiences to connect with issues intimately” said CatchLight’s CEO, Elodie Mailliet Storm. “All four of these fellows not only show excellence in visual storytelling, they also think deeply about how to engage audiences and the long-term impact of their work, pushing the field forward.”

2021 CatchLight Fellows use visual art to spark new conversations, engage communities, and foster nuanced representation. Carballo investigates what persists of Afro-Mexican identity and heritage; Gogineni focuses on historical memory, that of her family from India and of the American South; Ross Smith visually explores the impact of domestic terrorism and racial violence in modern America and Zalcman pushes for more diverse voices in the media through the platform Women Photograph.



Meet them on June 24. Register now


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