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ALT Advisory call for emerging illustrators and photojournalists in Africa- representations of information rights (USD500 per commission)

Application Deadline: October 29th, 2021

ALT Advisory is a public interest advisory firm, based in Johannesburg, South Africa that focuses on public law, information rights, data privacy, emergent technology, and social innovation.

ALT Advisory seeks to commission three emerging illustrators and/or photojournalists based in Africa to create digital artwork, photography, and other visual media based on themes related to information rights, such as data protection, freedom of expression online, digital privacy, and access to the internet.

This forms part of a new ALT Advisory Special Project to create open-source visual media about information rights, that promote these rights, inspire hope and/or activism, and contribute to representations of information rights that promote diversity and inclusivity.

Selected images will be licensed to ALT Advisory and will be made available under a Creative Commons licence to third parties.

Illustrators

  • If commissioned under this Special Project, illustrators will receive a brief, and develop an initial concept before being commissioned to produce the final artworks.
  • The artwork should be provided in a variety of formats, suitable to being used in large (A2) posters, stickers, postcards and web images.

Photojournalists

  • If commissioned under this Special Project, photojournalists will receive an editorial brief to produce street/documentary photography relevant to the theme of information rights, in an urban or rural area in Africa.
  • Photographers will be expected to adhere to ethical guidelines in the South African Press Code of Ethics, and/or an equivalent press code in the country where they are based.
  • The images should be provided in a format that is suitable for editorial and journalistic purposes.
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Commission

Illustrators and/or photojournalists will be commissioned at a fixed rate of USD500 per commission.

How to apply

To apply, please send a brief letter of motivation, and up to five examples of previous work, to opportunities@altadvisory.africa by Friday, 29 October 2021. For any clarity before the closing date, please e-mail murray@altadvisory.africa.

Please include “Activist Art & Information Rights” in the subject line of the e-mail.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the ALT Advisory call for emerging illustrators and photojournalists in Africa

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