UK-based female photographer aged between 18 and 25? You might be just what Oxfam is looking for to complete a commission for its forthcoming spring fundraising campaign. This autumn, Oxfam will be commissioning three female photographers from Magnum to document projects that are taking place in Armenia, Chad, and Sri Lanka. They'd like three young, aspiring photojournalists to join one project each and to help tell the stories of women who live in poverty through a series of 100 images that will be used in Oxfam's future fundraising communications.
As well as having the opportunity to go out on assignment, the successful applicants will receive mentoring from the Magnum photographer on their projects, and receive £1,000 on delivery of the image series.
Applications for this commission are being handled by IdeasTap. You'll need to complete a selection brief that involves submitting a portfolio of images that highlights your skills as a photojournalist, a story-teller, and portrait photographer. The judges—two from Oxfam, one frm Magnum, and one independent judge—will be looking for all of that as well as originality, a strong relationship to the subject, and excellent communication skills.
As with all IdeasTap briefs, you do need to be an IdeasTap member in order to participate, but it's free to sign up.
You've until midday on Monday 9 September 2013 to complete the application process. More information and the application process are all detailed on the IdeasTap website. Good luck!