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Microsoft and Thomson Reuters Foundation partner Talenthouse to empower photographers at this year’s Trust Women Photo Award.

Microsoft and Thomson Reuters Foundation are partnering Talenthouse, the global community of artists, to empower photographers with a series of career opportunities as part of this year’s Trust Women Photo Award. Photographers around the world are invited to submit images which best capture the lives and stories of extraordinary women achieving incredible things in their communities.Talenthouse is dedicated to empowering creatives around the world to make ideas happen by providing them with opportunities to collaborate with major brands, and receive financial rewards and global exposure for their work.

The Selected Artist, as chosen by a judging panel which includes Finbarr O’Reilly, Reuters photographer and World Press Photo winner, will have their photography showcased in London at the Trust Women Conference, the annual international event organised by Thomson Reuters Foundation which is dedicated to the advancement of women’s rights and the fight against human trafficking and slavery.

As well as having their photograph showcased at this year’s Trust Women Conference, the Selected Artist will be awarded the esteemed Trust Women Photo Award, featured in an interview published on the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s award-winning website trust.org, and have their photography showcased across the social channels of Thomson Reuters Foundation, Trust Women, and Microsoft. The Selected Artist will have the opportunity to further boost their career prospects with an all-expense paid trip to a Mobile Journalism training course, and have their portfolio reviewed by the Thomson Reuters Foundation multimedia team.

Photographers have until Thursday 19 February 2015 at 6 p.m. GMT to submit their images here:

http://ow.ly/Hj2fT

“Women are the ultimate economic accelerators, spending 90% of everything they earn back on their families,” said Thomson Reuters Foundation CEO Monique Villa. “Think of the enormous implications of that. When a woman works, the whole family benefits; children are better fed, better educated and have more chances to succeed in life. This Award wants to showcase women as game changers through the incredible power of images.’’

Co-founder of Talenthouse, Maya Bogle, said: “Talenthouse is building a global home to the world’s creatives and opening doors to new opportunities and career prospects for them. We’re dedicated to supporting, empowering, recognising and rewarding aspiring creative talent. This partnership with Microsoft and Thomson Reuters directly supports aspiring creatives as they seek new ways to express their creativity and work with brands.”

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