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How to Win the Tim Hetherington Visionary Award (and Save Photojournalism)

April 5, 2017

By David Walker

© Dominic Bracco II

From Dominic Bracco II’s award-winning project “The Backs of Men,” about life along the U.S.-Mexico Border. He told the story with photographs and video, then developed a stage play to tell the story in another form.

Stephen Mayes, a visual communications consultant and executive director of the Tim Hetherington Trust, explains how the trust selects Visionary Award winners—and how photojournalists can stay relevant in the 21st century. PDN: What is the goal of the Tim Hetherington Visionary Award? Stephen Mayes: The goal is to identify and support people working in visual communications who are taking innovative...

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