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DRC - ER - 2021 - Alexis Huguet (1)-min © Alexis Huguet pour Action contre la Faim


2nd edition

Grant for a new humanitarian perspective

Action contre la Faim launches the second edition of its Grant for a new humanitarian perspective.


Its objective is to launch a reflection on the future of humanitarian imagery, with its actors, in order to think together about its future evolution and initiate a new look. A look that would go beyond the usual reproductions, that would be fairer, more balanced, more ethical and that would allow a more balanced exchange with the people represented.

This scholarship is intended to be a place for the exploration of new narrative and iconographic processes. We invite those who would like to propose their project to free themselves from the assimilated conventions, to be creative and daring in order to feed a collective reflection around the development of the multimedia language in the humanitarian field.

In addition to promoting the work of content creators, this grant aims to increase the visibility of the people we support, as well as the situations they live in, wherever Action Against Hunger intervenes.
Following the call for applications, projects to be created or in progress will be judged.

The pre-selected projects will be submitted to an international, multidisciplinary and joint jury, which will choose the winner. The winner will receive a grant of €10,000 to carry out his or her project, which will be exhibited from October 2025. He/she will also receive mentoring from the President of the jury of the grant, director of the LagosPhoto Festival and the African Artists’ Foundation, Azu Nwagbogu.


For more information:



Deadline for applications : 31 August 2024 at midnight

Below, you will find all the essential documents for your application.



Spanish version below : 




THe jury



President of the Jury and director of the LagosPhoto Festival

© Damilare Adeyemi


Azu Nwagbogu is an internationally acclaimed curator, interested in evolving new models of engagement with questions of decolonization, restitution, and repatriation. In his practice, the exhibition becomes an experimental site for reflection, civic engagement, ecology and repatriation – both tangible and symbolic.

Nwagbogu is the Founder and Director of African Artists’ Foundation (AAF), a non- profit organisation based in Lagos, Nigeria. He also serves as Founder and Director of LagosPhoto Festival, an annual international arts festival of photography held in Lagos. He is the publisher of Art Base Africa, a virtual space to discover and learn about contemporary art from Africa and its diasporas.

In 2021, Nwagbogu was awarded “Curator of Year 2021” by the Royal Photographic Society, UK, and also listed amongst the hundred most influential people in the art world by ArtReview.

In 2021, Nwagbogu launched the project “Dig Where You Stand (DWYS) – From Coast to Coast” which offers a new model for institutional building and engagement, with questions of decolonization, restitution and repatriation, the exhibition took place in Ibrahim’s Mahama’s culture hub SCCA in Tamale, Ghana.

Most recently in 2023, Nwagbogu was appointed “Explorer at Large” by National Geographic Society to serve as an ambassador for the Organization and receive support to continue his storytelling work across Africa and globally, a title bestowed on a select few global change makers. Nwagbogu’s primary interest is in reinventing the idea of the museum and its role as a civic space for engagement for society at large.





Directrice éditoriale mondiale de Magnum Photos

© Tania Bohorquez


After studying photography and anthropology in Italy, in 2013 she joined Magnum Photos in Paris, where she started working in the Digital Department on archive management and image distribution. She is now coordinating Editorial Productions and Special projects of Magnum Photos, assisting Photographers in producing new stories and representing their work, liaising with major clients, publishers and organisations.





Documentary filmmaker

© Prithvi Singh Gill


For Thomas Ellis, telling stories through images is a way of having an impact on the world. Over the past 15 years, the director has also worked as a journalist, producer and social entrepreneur.

In southern India in the early 2000s, he took part in social entrepreneur projects with Dalit communities. In 2007, he made his first documentary, Palestines, which was selected for the Locarno Film Festival. That same year, he moved to New Delhi to work as a journalist for the main French and European channels covering India, Pakistan, Burma and Iran. He is co-founder of the Babel agency. In 2015 and 2017, he launched DILY, a social and cultural movement in the Indian capital, which will be at the origin of numerous initiatives including the Delhi Walk Festival. Thomas Ellis has produced around a hundred documentaries and reports for television channels, some of which have won the Albert Londres Prize (2014), Figra, Emmy Award (2019)…

For the past 3 years, back in France, Thomas Ellis has been making a documentary for the cinema about unaccompanied minors in Marseille and in vocational schools. At the same time, he founded the Collectif pour le Lycée Pro, bringing together high schools, associations, companies and ministries to facilitate access to the business world for high school students.




Rachel Alessandri

Deputy Regional Director of Operation for Asia for Action Against Hunger France

© Rachel Alessandri


Since December 2020, Rachel is Deputy Regional Director of Operation for Asia (ACF France). She started her humanitarian career with 9 years involvement with Médecins Sans Frontières in different roles (Country Director, Emergency coordinator, Fieldco, HR and finance coordinator) in several countries such as Cameroon, Niger, Myanmar, South Sudan or Haiti. Willing to engage in more longer term programming, she has joined Medecins du Monde in Burkina Faso for 2 years before joining ACF in Ivory Coast for 3 years as Country Director.  

Concerned by women and young girls specific needs, building from her experience with MSF and MDM on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Right based approches, she has been working to design and develop gender programming. 

She has also been working to develop new ways of working with partners and through community based approaches.


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