Grants & Funding

Chasing the Money: How to Fund a Documentary Project

May 30, 2013

By David Walker

©Paul Colangelo

Skeena Mountains, British Columbia. From Paul Colangelo's "Sacred Headwaters" project. 

Documentary projects require money, and sometimes a lot of it. Travel costs can be high. Assistants, drivers, and fixers may be required. When a long-term project interrupts paying work, photographers have to find money to meet day-to-day expenses. And then there’s the cost of exhibiting, publishing, or otherwise distributing the project once it is done.  Publishers used to fund documentary...

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