THE 2016 APPLICATION CYCLE IS NOW OPEN
ROUND ONE APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2016
Fellowship in iLCP is reserved for professional Conservation Photographers, individuals who derive a significant source of income from their photography or photography related activities and who devote significant energies and photographic efforts to positive conservation gains. iLCP Fellows demonstrate refined talent, expertise, and an understanding of editorial/communications/educational considerations and priorities through their work, and exhibit a high standard of professionalism and ethics.
Nominees for the Fellowship must be recognized (or be recognizable) by their peers as accomplished in terms of the quality and relevance of their photography, their ability to deliver compelling visual stories on-demand, and in their engagement with conservation campaigns. They must be professionally engaged on a regular and ongoing basis with conservation organizations and media outlets in creating awareness of conservation priorities for policy-makers and the public at large.
Please note that the application to become an iLCP Associate Fellow Photographer is a rigorous, highly selective two-round process. A committee of Senior Fellows judges the first round. Meanwhile, our Fellows Selection Committee, comprised of iLCP Affiliates, will judge the second and final round. If you are accepted, you will be enrolled as an Associate Fellow and will be eligible to apply for Senior Standing after two years.
Key elements of the application include:
- Letter of Recommendation from a Senior Fellow
- Letter(s) of Recommendation from Conservation Organizations
- Portfolio of “Best of” Images
- Conservation Photography photo essays
- Extensive essays on the candidate’s career and conservation outcomes.
- Promise to adhere to the iLCP’s Ethical Standards & Principles.
The 2016 application schedule is as follows:
- Round One application and required image portfolios due by Friday, February 26, 2016
- Round One notifications issued by April 12, 2016
- Round Two application and required image portfolios due by Friday, June 10, 2016
- Final notification issued by August 2, 2016
There is a $125 required application fee for each of the two rounds, for a total fee of $250, the equivalent of the annual dues expected of Associate Fellows once they are admitted. A 50% discount is available to applicants from countries listed as the 60 poorest by the IMF.