We are thrilled to announce the winners of the Vital Impacts Environmental Photography Grants: Musuk Nolte of Mexico and Peru and Tailyr Irvine of the Salish and Kootenai tribes in western Montana (USA). Each will receive $20,000 to document solution-based environmental initiatives in their communities.
2023 Grant Recipients
About Our Grants
The purpose of our grants program is to support and encourage visual storytellers to create long-term documentary photography projects with local communities who are working to protect the environment and wildlife.
“Our hope is that these grants and mentoring programs will foster and support other ways of seeing,” says Vital Impacts founder Ami Vitale. “We want to create opportunities and space at this critical moment for the next generation of environmental storytellers to explore the most complex environmental issues with originality and nuance.”
The 2023 Mentorship Recipients
About Our Mentorship Program
Vital Impacts is offering a mentorship program to 50 applicants for the Vital Impacts Environmental Grant. Participants will be paired with either an editor or a leading environmental photographer over a 12-month period to help them develop their photographic project. Mentees will also take part in the Vital Impacts lecture series. We will be featuring monthly talks that will be both inspirational and provide an opportunity for photographers to connect with one another, editors, and scientists around the world.