Tim Hetherington Grant

The Tim Hetherington Grant is an annual grant awarded to a photographer to finalize a project on a human rights theme.

The grant is open to professional photographers who have participated in a recent World Press Photo Contest and applications are accepted in October every year.

The grant celebrates the legacy of photojournalist and filmmaker Tim Hetherington, who was killed when a group of journalists came under fire during fighting between rebels and General Gaddafi’s forces in Misrata, Libya in April 2011. The Tim Hetherington Grant is a joint initiative of World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch, and is supported by Tim’s parents.


2012 Recipient

Waiting for an Opportunity by Fernando Moleres

2011 Recipient

Violentology by Stephen Ferry

A collection of Tim Hetherington's work for Human Rights Watch

World Press Photo and
Human Rights Watch establish
the Tim Hetherington Grant

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