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Deadline May 31st: TheDocumentaryProjectFund

TheDocumentaryProjectFund
Deadline: Tuesday, May 31, 2016

“TheDocumentaryProjectFund, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to improving communities through photography, would like to announce its Fall 2015 Fall Call for Entries. Applications will be accepted from October 1, 2015 through November 15, 2015. Two awards will be given:

  • A $5000 award to an established photographer
  • A $3500 Emerging Vision Award will go to a photographer who is either in the beginning stages of a career or undergoing a career transition.

TheDPF is looking for talented documentary photographers proposing visually exciting, issue oriented projects within or around their communities.

For more information and to apply visit: thedocumentaryprojectfund.org.”

Deadline February 29th: The 2016 FotoVisura Grant

Visura
Call for Entries: The 2016 FotoVisura Grant

Deadline: Monday, February 29, 2016 at 11:59 PM EDT
Fee: Free for active Visura members.

“The Grant empowers photographers by supporting the production and development of a long-term personal photography project. Visura awards one winner with a $5000.00 cash prize. Other photographers are recognized with various levels of recognition from finalist to honorable mention.

The Grant has a three-tiered mission:

  1. Support a personal project that brings awareness to a socio-cultural and/or political cause relevant to today’s world.
  2. Recognize photographers for their images, stories, and dedication.
  3. Present to key industry editors photographers’ personal project.

This grant is for photographers worldwide, who have worked on or are working on a long term project that has not been published in a major media outlet (online or print).  Former FotoVisura Grant winners are: Justin Maxon, Erin Trieb, Andrea Gjestvang, Javad Parsa, and Álvaro Laíz.

Application Procedure
Your application must include the items listed below. The grant is open to active Visura members with a Plus, PRIME or GUILD account. There is no application fee.

  • Projects may be ongoing or recently completed unpublished personal projects
  • Limit one project per photographer
  • You may submit a project that is ‘published’ or ‘private’ within the Visura system
  • Applicants must commit to be active members through February 2017
  • Applicants must be willing to link their Visura news blog with any publication that writes asking to feature the recognized work

Preparation Material
How to submit: All submissions are made via a “Project” created from your Visura dashboard or site manager.
What to submit: Each Entry consists of a project made up of a series of images (minimum of 15 images, maximum 35), a short synopsis and a long written reflection about the project.

  • Image size: minimum 1600px on the longest dimension (22.5 inches @ 72 dpi, JPG format). Each image must have a caption. Do not include your name in the caption.
  • Written Statements: include as “Project Text”
    • Include a project summary: In 100 words describe what the Project is about, including location, timeframe, and any information that is pertinent.
    • Include an expanded written statement (minimum 800 characters, max 3500 characters) that includes what the long term project is about, where and when it takes place, why is this project important to you, and any other pertinent information related to the story.”

For the full prospectus and to submit visit: http://visura.co/grant/submit.

Deadline Extended to June 8th for W. Eugene Smith Grant for Humanistic Photography

W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography
Deadline: May 31, 2011 Extended to Friday, June 8, 2012
Fee: None

Grant: $30,000
Discretionary Fellowship: $5,000

About
“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.”

Jury
The Fund’s Board of Trustees appoints a three-member international jury every year. The jury meets twice. At its first session it reviews all the applications and proposals, and selects finalists primarily on the basis of the substantive (and intellectual) merit of their project. The finalists are only then asked to submit a comprehensive photographic print portfolio, to write (if necessary) a more detailed and focused proposal, and to answer questions about their project.

At its second session, the jury reviews the new materials and proceeds to select the grant recipient and the beneficiaries of the fellowship money.

Applicants should include:

  • Written proposal that is concise, journalistically realizable, visually translatable, and humanistically driven.
  • Resume of educational and professional qualifications.
  • 20 to 40 images that demonstrate evidence of photographic ability.
  • The applicant must affirm that the proposed project is ongoing.

Please click here for grant details, application form, and complete submission guidelines.

Deadline October 1st: The Aftermath Project: Grant Opportunity for Conflict Photographers and Fixers/Translators

The Aftermath Project
Special Grant Opportunity for Conflict Photographers and an Honorarium for Translators/Fixers

Deadline: Saturday, October 1, 2011
$20,000 grant for one conflict photographer
$5,000 grant for on fixer/translator
If a conflict photographer AND a fixer/translator wish to apply together, they will be eligible for the combined sums of $25,000.

About

“The Aftermath Project was created to help photographers cover the aftermath of conflict, and was founded on the understanding that war is only half the story. But for quite some time I’ve been thinking about how the Aftermath Project could engage more meaningfully with conflict photographers – who, after all, are the ones telling the first half of the story….

When Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros were killed, I found myself listening to the conversations and reading the postings that poured out from photographers and colleagues about the incredible sense of loss we all felt, and also about the many costs of covering conflict. It occurred to me that it might be the right time to offer a grant for conflict photographers who wanted to engage in a conversation about aftermath.

It is a testament to how deeply moved people were by the loss of Tim and Chris that I was able to raise $16,000 in the first 72 hours after I asked a handful of people to support this grant, people who had never even met Tim and Chris. Another $4,000 quickly followed, bringing the total to $20,000.

We are able to offer this year-long grant to conflict photographers who want to pursue a project about the aftermath in their own lives of covering conflict. The subject can be approached in any way – portraits, landscapes, reportage, collaboration with a family of someone who has been killed, anything that explores the personal aftermath of covering war, whether that be PTSD, the aftermath of sexual assault, the aftermath of being wounded. This is a very open and fluid call for proposals on this subject, and we welcome any and all approaches.

I’m also very pleased to announce a special $5,000 honorarium for a fixer or translator, who has worked with a conflict photographer, and who wants to tell a story (written or visual) about their own aftermath experience.

-From The Aftermath Project Director & Founder, Sara Terry

Click here to download a pdf of the application and submission guidelines.

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