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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.


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