Application Deadline for Smith Grants Set for May 31st

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The deadline to apply for grants presented by the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund is set for May 31st, 2013.

W. Eugene Smith Grant for Humanistic Photography 2013

Grant: $30,000
Discretionary Fellowship: $5,000
To Apply:
Application Deadline: May 31, 2013

The W. Eugene Smith Grant 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 grant has often been referred to as the most prestigious honor in the field of documentary photography.

For 2013, the amount of the grant will be $30,000 to provide photographers with the financial freedom to continue or complete a major photographic project. 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.

Howard Chapnick Grant

Grant: $5,000
To Apply:
Application Deadline: May 31, 2013

Established in 1996 by the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, the Howard Chapnick Grant encourages and supports leadership in fields ancillary to photojournalism, such as editing, research, education, and management. The grant honors the memory of Howard Chapnick and his enormous commitment to photojournalism.

The annual $5,000 Chapnick Grant may be used to finance any of a range of qualified undertakings, such as an educational program, research, a special long-term sabbatical project, or an internship to work with a noteworthy group or individual. Special consideration will be given to projects that promote social change and/or serve significant concerns of photojournalism. The grant is not intended to be used for the direct productions of photographs.

Recipients of the Howard Chapnick Grant will be selected by the Board of Trustees of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund in Humanistic Photography.

The Howard Chapnick Grant is supported by Harbers Family Foundation.