Resources

Shooting from the Heart is Blue Earth’s self-published resource manual, designed to help photographers develop their personal projects.

Shooting from the Heart (PDF) - 7.5MB


Project Photographer Support
Summary of direct services Blue Earth provides sponsored projects


Resource Directory
Suggested resources for project photographers and others interested in learning about project photography

Photography Organizations
Publications
Photography Schools
Funding
Indigenous Peoples Organizations
Miscellaneous


Logo
Blue Earth requires project photographers to include a Blue Earth logo at all public events.

The logo must be the following blue at all times:
Pantone: 302 coated, 80 %.
RGB: R51, G107, B136
CMYK: C80, M20, Y0, K40

BEA Logo (TIFF) - 35MB

BEA Logo (JPEG) - 120KB

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News and Events

  • July 2014 Project Submission Suspended

    The next new project submission will be held January 2015. Blue Earth is currently going through a strategic planning process. During this process, we are suspending our July 2014 new project submissions. More »

  • Collaborations for Cause to be held September 25-27th

    Presented by Blue Earth, the third annual Collaborations For Cause conference brings together nonprofits, photographers, change-makers, and communications professionals to discuss the collaborative future of storytelling. New this year is a special private screening and reception on Thursday night and two different pre-conference workshops in the days preceding the event. During the two day conference participants will hear case studies from award-winning visual storytellers, attend compelling panel discussions, participate and contribute in break-out sessions, and learn from a series of keynote speakers. More »

  • Collaborations for Cause coming to Seattle in September

    Blue Earth’s annual Collaborations for Cause conference will be held September 26-27, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. The two-day event brings together nonprofits, photographers, change-makers, and communications professionals to discuss the collaborative future of storytelling. Ticket sales will open in early June. Stay tuned! More »

  • IVOH to Host Mindful Media Summit

    Images & Voices of Hope will host the Mindful Media Summit and Retreat in the Catskill Mountains of New York from June 26 – 29. More »

  • Howard Chapnick Grant Now Open for Entries

    Howard Chapnick Grant Now Open for Entries. The $5,000 grant is rewarded to encourage and support leadership in fields ancillary to photojournalism, such as editing, research, education and management. More »

  • Annie Marie Musselman Book Signing

    Annie Marie Musselman will be signing copies of her book, Finding Trust, at the Elliot Bay Book Company in Seattle at 5pm on 4/26/2014. You can pre-order a copy of the book through Elliot Bay Book Company. More »

  • Tom Reese to speak at the Port of Seattle

    An artist reception will be held for Choosing Hope: Reclaiming the Duwamish River at the Port of Seattle on Thursday, March 27th from 5-7pm. To attend the event you can RSVP by March 25th at: More »

  • Rob Badger Selected For WPY Book

    Rob Badger’s 2009 Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) award winning wildflower landscape (category: Wild Places) is one of 200 images selected to be included in their 50th Anniversary book. More »

  • Michael Forster Rothbart In The News

    Michael Forster Rothbart, Blue Earth project After Chernobyl, After Fukushima, has been busy speaking about his new book Would You Stay?, which focuses on communities near major nuclear accident sites and the individuals who chose to remain. More »

  • Sarah Fretwell At TEDxSkidRow

    TEDxSkidRow recently featured a talk by Sarah Fretwell, whose work in The Truth Told Project Blue Earth is proud to sponsor.

    Her presentation Unreasonable Activism - A Journey into the Heart of the Democratic Republic of Congo at TEDxSkidRow in Los Angeles last year.  Take a few minutes to learn more about Fretwell’s work in the field directly from the source. More »

  • Gary Braasch, “Climate Change: Is Seeing Believing?”

    In a new article “Climate Change: Is Seeing Believing?” in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Blue Earth project photographer Gary Braasch reviews the multitude of images of climate change, global warming, and research into their effectiveness and provides suggestions for more effective communication. More »

  • Christoph Gielen’s “Ciphers” Released

    “Ciphers,” the latest book from Christoph Gielen’s Blue Earth project Incarcerated Populations was just released by JOVIS Publishers! More »

  • Michael Forster Rothbart's “Would You Stay?” Now Available

    “Would You Stay?” a new book by Blue Earth project photographer Michael Forster Rothbart is now available from TED Books! More »

  • Beltrá And Lenz Win Awards In London

    Congrats to Blue Earth project photographers Daniel Beltrá and Garth Lenz for winning awards at the 2013 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition! Beltrá won Wildlife Photojournalist Award - Runner-up and Lenz was awarded World in Our Hands - Runner-up. More »

  • Samuel James Awarded Getty Grant

    Samuel James, Blue Earth project Niger Delta, has just been awarded a 2013 Getty Grant for Editorial Photography.  James has been working in Niger for the past several years on an extensive documentary engagement with Nigeria, Africa’s most populous and largest oil producing nation. More »

  • New Films For Facing Climate Change

    Benjamin Drummond and Sara Joy Steele just launched four new films for Facing Climate Change. Oyster Farmers, Coastal Tribes, Potato Farmers, and Plateau Tribes all explore global climate change through people who live and work in the Pacific Northwest. More »

  • 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. More »

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