Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Aboriginal Youth Tell Their Stories With Photographs

Photostories by Aboriginal Youth:  In Ontario, almost half of Aboriginal people – First Nation, Métis and Inuit – are less than 25 years old. They live on reserves and in towns and cities across the province. This photography project gives Aboriginal youth a voice. Seven Aboriginal communities in Ontario. More than fifty Aboriginal young people. Sharing stories through their own eyes. http://www.inmyowneyes.ca/

June 21, 2011 10:05 AM

McGuinty Government Helping Better Understanding For Aboriginal Youth

More than 50 Aboriginal youth are showcasing their images and stories in an online gallery.

With support from the province and Planet IndigenUs, professional Aboriginal photographers visited seven communities to mentor youth in Grades 6 to 8, teaching them about photography and how to use it to tell a story. Those images are part of a gallery "In My Own Eyes" and are now available to view online.

The gallery of photos is launched on National Aboriginal Day, a day that recognizes the important contributions that Aboriginal people, their cultures and traditions have made, and continue to make, to Ontario and Canada.


  • The communities that participated in this project include: M'Chigeeng First Nation, Ojibways of Onigaming, Moose Cree First Nation, Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation. Urban Aboriginal youth in the cities of Fort Frances, Toronto and North Bay also participated.
  • Mentors were assisted on-reserve by a member of the Chiefs of Ontario's Young Peoples Council, and in urban settings by a member of the Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres Youth Council.
  • 43 percent of Aboriginal people - First Nation, Inuit and Métis - in Ontario are less than 25 years old.
  • Planet IndigenUs is a major international cultural initiative of Toronto's Harbourfront Centre in partnership with the Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford.


  • Scott Cavan
    Minister's Office
  • Christy Arnold
  • Bruce Hutchinson
    Harbourfront Centre

OPPORTUNITIES / PHOTOGRAPHY: Scholarship for young photojournalists accepting applications (GLOBAL)

Ian Parry Scholarship deadline is 30th June 2011

Full-time photography students and photographers age 24 or under can apply for a scholarship.

The Ian Parry Scholarship http://www.ianparry.org is designed to help young documentary photographers undertake a chosen project and raise their profile in the international photography community. It is named after photographer Ian Parry, who died on assignment in Romania at the age of 24.

The top prize is UK£3,000 (about US$4900) and UK£500 (about US$820) for runners-up. The Sunday Times Magazine publishes a selection of images from the competition and World Press Photo automatically nominates the winner for the Joop Swart Masterclass.  http://www.worldpressphoto.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=41&Itemid=72

For more information, click here. http://www.ianparry.org/main/?page_id=2

source http://ijnet.org/opportunities/scholarship-young-photojournalists-accepting-applications-worldwide

The Ian Parry Scholarship 2011 deadline is June 30th 2011. Applications are digital. FTP instructions and application forms are available from http://www.ianparry.org

The Ian Parry Scholarship is designed to award young documentary photographers with a bursary that will enable them to undertake a chosen project and raise their profile in the international photographic community.

Ian Parry was a photojournalist who died whilst on assignment for the Sunday Times during the Romanian revolution in 1989. He was just 24 years old. The Scholarship was set up by Aidan Sullivan and Ian's friends and family in order to build something positive from such a tragic death.

The competition is open to full time photographic students and photographers of 24 years or under.

The prize is £3,000 towards an assignment, a commission for Save The Children plus £500 for runners up. The Sunday Times Magazine publishes a selection of images from the competition and World Press Photo automatically accept the winner onto their final list of nominees for the Joop Swart Masterclass. An exhibition of images curated by Rebecca McClelland will be on view at the Getty Images Gallery from the 17th August


Entrants must submit: A digital portfolio of 12 images to our FTP following our guidelines. An application form. A synopsis of a project they would undertake if they won the award complete with budget and some research.

This year we are also launching the first in a series of seminars and workshops led by industry professionals connected to the scholarship. This will be a free event exclusive to all finalists.

Our key sponsors: The Sunday Times & Canon Europe. Our thanks to all our other sponsors: Save The Children, Frontline Club, British Journal of Photography and the Getty Gallery for their generous support.
Contact: becky@ianparry.org http://www.ianparry.org