My blog post for Shutterstock was published on their website:
Last year, photographer Paul Prescott became the grand-prize winner of Shutterstock’s first ever Stories artistic grants. Since then, opportunities have continued to pour in for the talented artist, the latest of which gave him an all-access opportunity to shoot in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Read on for his tale of how it all happened.
Few weeks before the one hundred years anniversary of the sparkling of the First World War, I went to Belgrade to write this report for the French-German magazine ParisBerlin.
Hosted by a friend near the station, I discovered for the first time the vibrant neighborhood of Savamala and got impressed by its energy and creativity. This post-industrial quartier on the banks of the Sava River is quickly becoming a young and sometimes hipster part of Belgrade.
Shutterstock is made possible by our network of over 55,000 contributing artists around the globe. In an effort to celebrate the personal stories behind the images in our collection, we launched Shutterstock Stories, a contributor spotlight series. In its original iteration, Shutterstock Stories received entries from contributors in 39 countries. 26 initial finalists were chosen and 7 outstanding winning entries each received an artistic grant ranging from $5,000-$25,000.
Although Shutterstock contributor Paul Prescott claims France as his home, he travels the world taking pictures of people’s lives. Bicycling through India, New Zealand, Israel, Egypt, and more, Paul uses his photographing and filmmaking skills to share a global story, inspire the world through the stories of unique individuals, and give each of his subjects a voice. Paul’s story earned him a $25,000 artistic grant from Shutterstock in 2013. Find out more about his exclusive story in the video below.
Cevapi Club is a collective of international journalists based in the Balkans, with a fresh perspective on regional news. Our homemade reports are delivered to radios, newspapers, TVs and magazines throughout Europe. Ćevapi, a local dish, is the tasty link between all ex-Yugoslavian countries and the aroma that accompanies our stories.