|For Immediate Release
September 29, 2009
Barbara Ayotte, Director of Communications, SocialDocumentary.net
Kevin Donegan, Director of Communications, Center for Economic and Social Rights
CENTER FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RIGHTS TO PARTNER
WITH SOCIALDOCUMENTARY.NET FOR PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST ON DOCUMENTING THE GLOBAL RECESSION
(SDN) is pleased to announce that the Center for Economic and Social Rights
(CESR) will be its partner for the SDN photography competition Crisis &
Opportunity: Documenting the Global Recession.
"We are very pleased to partner with The Center for Economic and Social Rights.
CESR is a leading international voice on human rights whose mission compliments
the goals of the SDN competition to document these challenging economic times,"
said Glenn Ruga, SDN founder.
"The current global economic crisis has shown how
politics and flawed policies exacerbate poverty, inequality and deprivation.
SDN's forthcoming competition is a terrific opportunity for photographers to document
the impacts of the recession on people, especially from a human rights
perspective," said Ignacio Saiz, executive director of the Center for Economic
and Social Rights.
mission is to work for the recognition and enforcement of economic and social
rights as a powerful tool for promoting social justice and human dignity. CESR
exposes violations of economic and social rights through an interdisciplinary
combination of legal and socioeconomic analysis. Together with civil society
groups around the world, CESR advocates for changes to economic and social
policy at the international, national and local levels so as to ensure these comply
with international human rights standards.
and Opportunity: Documenting the Global Recession is accepting photo essay entries
until December 1. First prize winners receive $1,500 cash and an exhibition at
powerHouse Arena, Brooklyn, NY, February 15-March 14, 2010, features on the SDN
website and a Lowepro bag. Three honorable mention photographers will also have
some of their work displayed at powerHouse, features on SDN, and a LowePro bag.
An exhibition catalogue, printed by Meridian Printing, will be available at the
opening of the exhibition at powerHouse Arena. CESR will write the
For more details on the contest
rules and terms, please visit
(SDN) uses the power of photography to promote global awareness. SDN's members
include photographers, NGOs, journalists, editors, and students who create and
explore documentary websites investigating critical issues facing the world
today. Recent exhibits have explored oil workers in the Niger River Delta, male
sex workers in India, Central American immigrant women during their journey
north, and Iraqi and Afghan refugees in Greece. SDN was launched in October
2008. Glenn Ruga is the founder. SDN is based in Lowell, MA www.socialdocumentary.net
The Center for Economic and Social Rights works to promote social justice through human rights. In a world where poverty and inequality deprive entire communities of dignity, justice and sometimes life, it seeks to uphold the universal right of every human being to education, food and water, health, housing, work and social security, and other economic, social and cultural rights essential to human dignity. It has offices in Madrid and New York.