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Deadline February 26th: Open Society Moving Walls Grant

Open Society Foundations
Moving Walls Grant
Deadline: Tuesday, February 26, 2013

“The Open Society Foundations invite photographers to submit a body of work for consideration in the Moving Walls 21 group exhibition, scheduled to open in New York in the fall 2013. The Moving Walls exhibition series showcases documentary photography that highlights human rights and social issues that coincide with the Open Society Foundations’ mission. Moving Walls is exhibited at our offices in New York and Washington, D.C.

For participating photographers, a key benefit of the program is to gain exposure for their projects, as well as the social justice or human rights issues they address. In addition to a $2,500 honorarium, photographers receive their professionally produced exhibitions at the end of the exhibition tour in New York and Washington, D.C.

Each Moving Walls exhibit highlights issues or geographic regions where the Open Society Foundations are active. Priority is given to work whose subject has not been recently addressed in Moving Walls, and special consideration is given to long-term work produced over years of commitment to an issue or community. Work in progress may be submitted as long as a substantial portion of the work has been completed.

Any emerging or veteran photographer who is working long-term to document a human rights or social justice issue may apply for Moving Walls.

Photographers working in their home countries, women, emerging artists, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Open Society Foundations does not discriminate based on any status that may be protected by applicable law.”

Click here to download (pdf) of the submission guidelines.
Click here to apply.

Deadline December 15th: FotoVisura Grant 2012

Call for Entries: FotoVisura Grant
Deadline: Saturday, December 15, 2012

“FotoVisura Inc. is delighted to announce the 2012 FotoVisura Grant—which aims to support personal photography projects and encourage the production and development of photography outside the commercial realm. The Grant is divided into two categories:

FotoVisura Grant for Outstanding Personal Photography Project

Spotlight Outstanding Student Photography Project

Simon Barnett, Director of Photography, CNN Digital
Whitney Johnson, Director of Photography, The New Yorker
Elizabeth Cheng Krist, Senior Photo Editor, National Geographic Magazine
James Estrin, Co-Editor, New York Times Lens Blog and Senior Staff Photographer
Christina Cahill, Manager, Reportage by Getty Images
Patricia Nagy Travieso, Executive Editor, Elle Magazine International Editions
Adriana Teresa Letorney, Creative Director, Visura Magazine & FotoVisura.com
Claire O’Neill, Editor, NPR Picture Show Blog
Neil Harris, Associate Photo Editor, TIME
Jamie Goldenberg, Photo Editor, Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine
Amber Terranova, Photo Editor, PDN Magazine
Sam Barzilay, Creative Director, United Photo Industries
Michael Itkoff, Cofounder, Daylight Books
Graham Letorney, Editor, Visura Spotlight
Manik Katya, Photo Editor, Emaho Magazine

Read about them here.

Submission Guidelines
The FotoVisura Grant aims to support personal photography projects that are not initiated by an assignment or commission. To be eligible for the Student Grant you must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, or a recent graduate, having graduated after January 1st 2011. Additionally, the following requirements apply for both the Grant and the Student Grant:

• Submit a photography series, up to 35 images.
• Image size: minimum 1000px on the longest dimension (14 inches @ 72 dpi)
A written reflection, in first person, of at least 150 words
• All images and text to be uploaded through the FotoVisura.com website
• To enter you must read and agree to the contest Terms & Conditions
Only one Submission per photographer will be judged.
• You may enter either published or unpublished bodies of work

Entry Fee
Entry to the competition is free for current members of FotoVisura.com with a Standard or Plus account. Your Account must be active through June 15, 2013.

The fee for annual membership is:
$30 for a Standard Account
$60 for a Plus Account.”

For the full prospectus and to apply, click here.


Deadline July 1st: The SPE Art Sinsabaugh Creative Artist Project Support Grant

The Society for Photographic Education
Art Sinsabaugh Creative Artist Project Support Grant
Deadline: Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 11:59 pm EDT
Fee: $10 + current membership

“The Society for Photographic Education is pleased to announce The SPE Art Sinsabaugh SPE Creative Artist Project Support Grant to recognize professional members’ exceptional creative photographic work and support their efforts. The award of $5,000 will be granted to one member in 2012, its pilot year. This is a new benefit for members and has been noted as a goal of SPE’ strategic plan drafted in 2011.

Current professional level (non-student) members of SPE are eligible to apply. The grant was created to support a new project, or to continue an existing project in traditional still photography, digital video/film, multimedia, installation, or work created for the web.

Eligibility & Requirements
Current professional level (non-student) members of SPE are eligible to apply. The grant was created to support a new project, or to continue an existing project in traditional still photography, digital video/film, multimedia, installation, or work created for the web.

  • A description of no more than 1000 words describing the project and how the grant will be used
  • Examples of work, to be uploaded to SPE’s SlideRoom account
  • Current summary CV of no more than 2 pages

Submit online at spenational.slideroom.com.”
Click here for the prospectus.

June 30th, New Orleans: “Build Your Community, Fund Your Projects!” Grants Workshop with Lori Waselchuk

New Orleans Photo Alliance
Build Your Community, Fund Your Projects!
Grants Workshop with Lori Waselchuk
Saturday, June 30, 2012, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fee: $5 NOPA Members | $10 General Public (includes pizza lunch).  Advance registration preferred.

“The New Orleans Photo Alliance will host a grant workshop for individual artists. Lori Waselchuk, an award-winning photographer and recipient of several regional and international grants, will lead a workshop that will cover three stages of grant-writing: preparation, proposal development and follow-up. Waselchuk will talk about her own experiences, local and national grant opportunities, and about building partnerships for projects and seeking non-traditional funding”

New Orleans Photo Alliance
1111 St. Mary Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130  [map]

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

“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 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 April 1st: Women’s Studio Workshop Studio Residency Grant

Women’s Studio Workshop
Call for Proposals: Studio Residency Grant
Deadline: Sunday, April 1, 2012

Women’s Studio Workshop offers a six- to eight-week residency for an artist working in printmaking, papermaking, photography, book arts, or ceramics. This residency supports the creation of a new body of work in one of WSW’s studio disciplines.

The grant includes a $2,000 artists’ stipend, up to $500 for materials to be used for the project at WSW, travel stipend, housing and unlimited studio use. The artist will be provided with technical advice and assistance in production. WSW welcomes applications from artists in all stages of their careers. This Request for Proposal is a two-step juried process, working with outside funding sources. WSW selects the artist, then sends their work to appropriate funders for final approval. WSW has a successful track record with funders for this project.

Application must include:

  • The application form
  • A one sentence summary of your project followed by a half page (12 point type or larger please) description of the project you propose to work on at WSW.
  • Resume
  • CD with ten images of recent work and a slide script that includes title, media, dimension and date. Please format and name images as specified on our FAQ sheet (wsworkshop.org/_art_opp/faqs.htm).
  • S.A.S.E. for return of materials

Grant recipients are notified by June 30.

Deadline March 30th: Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography

New Orleans Photo Alliance
Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography
Deadline: Friday, March 30, 2012, midnight CDT
Application fee $25 + NOPA membership $35 = $60

“The Michael P. Smith Fund For Documentary Photography (MPS Fund) was created by the New Orleans Photo Alliance to honor the life and work of Michael P. Smith, one of New Orleans’ most legendary and beloved documentary photographers.  The MPS Fund awards one $5000 grant annually to a Gulf Coast photographer whose work combines artistic excellence and a sustained commitment to a long-term cultural documentary project.  Both emerging and established photographers residing in the Gulf Coast states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida are eligible to apply. The subject matter for the proposed project is not limited to the Gulf Coast region.

Application Requirements

  1. A portfolio of 20 to 25 images. These images can originate in any format, but you must submit them digitally via the online application process (opens February 1, 2012).
  2. Each image file must be in jpeg format at 72 dpi and 720 pixels wide (10 in). Save your images at the highest setting available (usually 10 or 12). Name your files with your last name, then first name and a title. Use an underscore to separate the names and title. At the end of the file name, add a sequence number starting with 01. Example: Doe_Jane_The Farm_01.jpg, Doe_Jane_The Farm_02.jpg, Doe_Jane_The Farm_03.jpg. You must add caption information and the year that you created the image. Enter and upload each image file and its accompanying information one at a time. After you have uploaded all of the files, you will be able to review and rearrange the sequence of your portfolio.
  3. A concise description of your work (2-4 sentences), limited to 260 characters maximum, which the jurors will see alongside your portfolio. The short description will be asked for near the end of your entry process. It is not the project proposal.
  4. A written proposal of not more than 500 words, explaining your project’s scope and significance. Please include your plans on how you would use the grant. A Word document should be copied and pasted into the ‘Statement’ box at the beginning of the application form.
  5. A biography or resume/CV of not more than 500 words, describing awards, publications and other career highlights. A Word document file should be copied and pasted into the ‘Resume’ box at the beginning of the application form.
  6. A $25 application fee will be directed through PayPal immediately after you have uploaded your application.

To see the full submission guidelines, click here.
Submit online here.

The Aftermath Project: 2012 Grant Winner & Finalists Announced

The Aftermath Project

“This year, 183 applicants around the world applied for the Aftermath Project’s sixth year of judging, a nearly 15 percent increase in the number of applicants from the previous year.  A first round of screening was done in Los Angeles in mid-November by Lesley Meyer of the Annenberg Space for Photography, and Sara Terry, photographer and founder/director of The Aftermath Project. Final judging took place on November 19, in Houston. The judges were Anne Wilkes Tucker, photography curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Stephen Mayes, director of VII; and Sara Terry.”

Congratulations to the 2012 Grant Winner:
Andrew Lichtenstein (USA) American Memory, a series of landscape photographs of important historical sites across America that are startling in their exploration of memory and conflict, and the intersection of the past and the present. At the core of Lichtenstein’s work is his belief that ‘the first step towards healing a deep wound is acknowledgement. Without that, it is impossible to move forward.’ Among the many photos in Lichtenstein’s work-in-progress that impressed the judges was a photo of three women in Confederate-era dress seated on a bench at the exact bus stop where Rosa Parks began her historic ride in 1955, launching the American civil rights movement (the women were participants at a recent Confederate Flag rally in honor of the 150th anniversary of the inauguration of Jefferson Davies, the Confederate leader). The judges found Lichtenstein’s project to be a highly original take on aftermath issues, and also found his images to be sophisticated and thought-provoking.”

And Congratulations to 2012 Finalists: (in alphabetical order)
Christopher Capozziello (USA) – For God, Race and Country, a work-in-progress about “America’s first terrorist organization, the Ku Klux Klan,” and Capozziello’s
exploration of why KKK members continue to believe in white supremacy. The judges were impressed by the access Capozziello has gained to his subjects, as well as the
strength of his photos.

Michelle Frankfurter (USA) – Destino, a work-in-progress about the unprecedented wave of emigration by Central Americans to the US, triggered in the 1980s by bloody civil wars in the region. The judges were impressed with Frankfurter’s journey with these migrants in dangerous conditions on freight trains – and again, by the strength of her images.

Simon Thorpe (UK) – Toy Soldiers, a work-in-progress involving a creative partnership with a Sahrawi military commander – and Polisario soldiers from the 4th
military region of Liberated Western Sahara and who Thorpe posed in the desert as life size toy soldiers. The judges were impressed with the creativity of Thorpe’s concept and the surprising images that resulted.

Michael Zumstein (France) – Bon Amis, a project about the Ivory Coast’s journey to reconciliation after the post-election crisis of 2010-11. The judges were impressed with Zumstein’s portrayal of an Africa not often seen in the media – and by his strong compositions and sense of place.”

October 19th, NYC: W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund 2011 Grant Ceremony

W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund 2011 Grant Ceremony
Wednesday, October 19, 2011, doors open at 6:30 pm, begins at 7:00 pm
Free and open to the public; seating is first come, first served.

“The $30,000 grant recipient and finalists for the 2011 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography will be announced on Wednesday, October 19th, at the Fund’s annual ceremony at Asia Society in New York City. The event is free and open to the public. The Smith Grant was established in 1978 following the death of W. Eugene Smith, and is currently considered one of the most prestigious honors in photojournalism.”  more »

Asia Society
725 Park Ave at 70th Street
New York, New York  [map]

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.


“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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