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Deadline May 31st: W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography

W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund
Call for Entries: W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography
Deadline: Saturday, May 31, 2014
Fee: $50

“The W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography is presented annually to a photographer whose past work and proposed project, as judged by a panel of experts, follows the tradition of W. Eugene Smith’s concerned photography and dedicated compassion exhibited during his 45-year career as a photographic essayist.

The Smith Grant was established in 1978 following the death of Gene Smith, the legendary American photo essayist. It is today the most prestigious honor in documentary photography. Every year it recognizes a photographer who has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to documenting the human condition in the spirit of Smith’s concerned photography and dedicated compassion.

The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, INC., a not-for-profit corporation qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, independently administers the grant program that provides photographers with the financial freedom to carry out or complete major photographic essays. For 2013, the amount of the grant will be $30,000. An additional $5,000 in fellowship money will be dispersed, at the discretion of the jury, to one or more finalists deemed worthy of special recognition. Awards will be presented in a ceremony held in New York City in early October.

Submission Guidelines
Applicants will need to provide:

  • Background in Photography: Formal education, workshops, apprenticeships, self-teaching, etc.
  • Photographic Experience: Staff positions, freelance work, etc
  • Awards, Grants, Other Qualifications and Distinctions
  • Photographic Essays Previously Completed: Books (Title & publisher), Exhibitions (Title, location & city)
  • Professional References: Include name, address, telephone number
  • Title and Brief Summary of Smith Grant Project
  • The applicant must affirm that the proposed project is ongoing.
  • Applicants should include a written proposal that is concise, journalistically realizable, visually translatable, and humanistically driven. It should be no longer than 2 pages and submitted as a microsoft word document.
  • Applicants should provide educational and professional qualifications.
  • Up to 40 images, formatted as such:
    • JPEG
    • At least 1500 pixels on the long dimension
    • Resolution: 72 dpi
    • Name the files with your first and last names and use an underscore to separate the names. At the end of the file name add a sequence number starting with: 01. Example: John_Smith01.jpg, John_Smith02.jpg, John_Smith03.jpg.”
  • Submit applications online or by mail.”

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: smithfund.org/eugene-smith-grant.


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