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Blue Earth Board Expands

Blue Earth is sustained by the dedication and passion of a volunteer board of directors. Last week we connected for a short retreat to speak about the upcoming year and to map out the future of Blue Earth. During the retreat, we heard fresh perspectives from our 8 new board members. We happily welcome the following individuals to our board of directors: Thor Radford, Lisa Delfiner Parsons, David Ryder, Drew Stone, Debbie Espinosa, Mandy Lindgren, Tom Lynn, and Karen Ducey.

PhotoWings Publishes Video on Collaborations

PhotoWings and Suzie Katz put together a wonderful compilation of interviews they conducted with our presenters during Collaborations for Cause in April. This video perfectly captures the power of collaborative work.

Creative Collaboration 

Call for Entries:  Summer submission deadline is July 20th, 2016   

We invite you to submit your work for consideration of Blue Earth sponsorship in our upcoming call for entries.   We are accepting project proposals now through July 20. In order to prepare your proposal, please refer to the submission guidelines where you will find details about the required materials and sponsorship scope.  Blue Earth offers fiscal accountability to the projects we accept for sponsorship. As a non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status, Blue Earth is eligible to receive grants and tax-deductible contributions from private foundations, individuals, or other entities.

Blue Earth accepts three projects in spring submission

Three projects have been selected during the spring submission call for entries.  We are excited to bring these strong projects on for sponsorship.   Please visit the project pages to learn more about the people behind the work.

Water by Mustafah Abdulaziz

Breaking the Cycle, a documentary film by Dan Lamont, Producer/Director and Sara Finkelstein, Co-producer


Lágrimas do Rio Doce, Tears of the Sweet River by Leonardo Merçon

Shooting From The Heart: Photography That Makes A Difference

Need some help creating your own photographic project?  Download a free PDF copy of Blue Earth's highly regarded handbook for photographers developing documentary projects, Shooting From The Heart: Photography That Makes A Difference.  This handbook contains several articles by experienced photographers offering advice on a variety of topics from grassroots fundraising and finding an audience to creating narratives that make an impression.

Through its educational efforts and active engagement in the professional community, Blue Earth strives to move forward the agenda of all documentary photographers and photojournalists.

This book is designed to help photographers to implement a documentary photographic project. It is written by experienced members of the board of Blue Earth and other volunteers with special and relevant expertise. The contents of this book roughly parallel the sequence of steps required to successfully create and complete a documentary project.

Also included are sample applications for project sponsorship by successful Blue Earth photographers along with detailed budgets and work plans.  We encourage you to download a  free PDF version of Shooting  From The Heart and have a copy to keep as  your own!

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