The 10,000 Words blog is pointing photojournalists towards Emphas.is, a crowdfunding platform for photojournalism.
It has been around for a few months and works by photojournalists submitting a detailed proposal and budget. A team then approves the most compelling projects and posts an appeal asking the crowd for funding, with donations starting at $10.
Emphas.is has an interesting model that builds on the traditional notion of crowdfunding. If you fund up to 50 per cent of any given project, you can acquire first publication rights. The site has already funded six projects, raising just over $75,000. Emphas.is has forged partnerships with Reporters without Borders and World Escapade Travel Insurance, and the British Journal of Photography (among others).
Tipster: Sarah Marshall
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