IMAGE DETAIL FROM THE SERIES El Corazón de Los Andes © Sofía Jaramillo, 2023 Blue Earth Fiscal Sponsorship Recipient

Announcing the 2023 Sponsored Projects

NEW IN 2023 – CENTER is pleased to add the Blue Earth Fiscal Sponsorship to our services for photographers and filmmakers. We are accepting lens-based project proposals allowing photographers to seek grants and tax-deductible donations.

CENTER sponsors documentary projects that educate the public about critical environmental and social issues and is primarily interested in work that is educational in nature. We will consider proposals of any geographic scope involving the photographic and motion picture mediums.

As a non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status, CENTER is eligible to receive grants and tax-deductible contributions from private foundations, individuals, or other entities. This Fiscal Sponsorship does not include direct project funding or grants.


• 1-Year Sponsorship
Review Santa Fe Admission
• Professional Development Seminars
• Publication in LENSCRATCH
• Project Presentation
• Inclusion in the CENTER Image Library & Archive


Sofía JaramilloEl Corazón de Los Andes

FROM THE PROJECT STATEMENT: Above 12,500 feet in the Andes mountains lies the páramo, one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on Earth and sadly, one of the most threatened. Colombia is home to over half the world’s páramos, which act as a water catch net and are the primary freshwater source for millions including residents of Bogotá and Medellín. Climate change-induced warmer temperatures, deforestation, encroaching agriculture, mining, and wildfires all threaten this ecosystem, but a diverse group of communities in Colombia are taking action to protect it.

Júlia Pontésenv-IRON-ment

FROM THE PROJECT STATEMENT: env-IRON-ment is a documentation project that uses photography, video, sound, archival material, maps, and satellite imagery to research American locations that lived the iron industry dream, its bonanzas, and decays. The project reflects the environment between us from a particular standpoint, the iron (and steel) industry, and its residues.

Matilde SimasWoman Rising

FROM THE PROJECT STATEMENT: At the core of this work resides the belief that visual storytelling has the power to change the world. Woman Rising is a multimedia and civic engagement project that strives to educate communities on the atrocity of human trafficking and encourage them to support survivors as they heal and rebuild their lives.


Blue Earth Council Members • Staff & Board Members from CENTER & Blue Earth Alliance Teams