Every Year, FOMU, The Antwerp Photo Museum selects 10 Belgium based photographers to publish in a Poster size Magazine, .TIFF. On October 4th, I will present my work at the museum, along with 10 other photographers.

Image credit: Maroussia Prignot & Valerio Alvarez, Here, Waiting, 2018

Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, has today announced the recipients of its inaugural Getty Images Reportage Grants program.  Continuing the tradition of the previous Editorial Grants program, the Getty Images Reportage Grant awards three photojournalists grants of $15,000 to pursue long-term documentary projects of both personal and journalistic significance, as well as offering further editorial support from the company. The 2018 recipients are:

    Rose Marie Cromwell for King of Fish, which aims to bring attention to the effects of rapid globalization on small communities, focusing on the community of Coco Solo in Panama specifically.
    Giulio Di Sturco for Aerotropolis, The Way we Will Live Next, a body of work which explores the rise of post-modern cities.
    Leonard Pongo for The Uncanny, which captures daily life in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Chosen from the 219 candidates nominated in March 2018, the 12 participants and 2 runners-up are:

  • Mustafah Abdulaziz, USA
  • Sharon Castellanos, Peru
  • Sabiha Cimen, Turkey
  • Samar Hazboun, Palestine
  • Alexandra Rose Howland, USA
  • Katinka Hustad, Norway
  • Ksenia Kuleshova, Russia
  • Philip Montgomery, USA
  • Leonard Pongo, Belgium
  • Ashfika Rahman, Bangladesh
  • Tasneem Sultan, Saudi Arabia
  • Cansu Yildiran, Turkey


  • Alfredo Bosco, Italy
  • Marie Hald, Denmark

The 2018 Joop Swart Masterclass is the 25th edition of this annual program. It will be held 23 – 29 September 2018 at the World Press Photo Foundation headquarters in Amsterdam. The participants will receive an immersive, hands-on educational experience with five prominent experts, as well as guest speakers, to discuss all aspects of their work and the profession. In preparation for the masterclass, the participants will execute a photo essay on one single theme. The essays will be discussed during sessions with the masters and edited into a publication. The theme and masters will be announced in May 2018.

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Visura is delighted to announce the results of the 2017 Visura Grant for Outstanding Personal Project, including the winner, top finalist, and 20 honorable mentions. Congratulations to Belgian photographer Léonard Pongo for receiving the 2017 Visura Grant for Outstanding Personal Project.

Léonard Pongo was featured today on The Washington Post ‘In Sight Blog’ by Olivier Laurent. To view article, please click here.

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