Utilizing the immediacy of the image as its prime concern, CatchLight creates a layered understanding of socially intricate issues via the medium of photography. Established as a distinct media entity, the organization aspires to create journalism that homes in on the visceral, emotive facets of human nature. CatchLight funds and supports photographers, championing creators who reflect and support this expressive ethos, while fashioning a compassionate, humanitarian focus.
Connecting communities through art, journalism, and social justice, a uniquely open-handed perspective ensures visual storytellers are supported at all levels. Aiming to impart the spirit of photography into a range of societal subjects, CatchLight discovers, develops, and platforms voices that amplify the essence of their journalism with visual excellence and flair. By building programs and initiatives to validate this aim, the institute retains its ‘fellows’ for life, cultivating and nurturing talent on a vast, international scale.
Recognizing the inimitable nature of CatchLight’s outlook, Fujifilm recently partnered with the organization, committing to provide resources and equipment for disenfranchised talent.