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The W. Eugene Smith Grant

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 evidenced during his 45-year career as a photographic essayist. This Grant is designed to help a photographer begin a photographic project or help complete an ongoing photographic project. The Judges will be looking for a photographer whose proposed project seems most likely to use exemplary and compelling photojournalism and documentary photography (possibly supplemented by or incorporating multi-media) to address an issue of import and impact related to the human condition: social change, humanitarian concern, armed conflict, or other topics of interpersonal, psychological, cultural, social, environmental, scientific, medical and/or political significance, ideally expressing an underlying acknowledgement of our common humanity.


Opportunity offered by:

W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund

W. Eugene Smith learned the hard way that photography could be too easy, a matter of making expert images of interesting subjects. He set himself to learn the truth –…
Opportunity type

Fellowship
Grant

Location(s) where available

All locations
United States (all)

Minimum grant amount (USD)

$40,000

Maximum grant amount (USD)

$45,000

Areas of focus

Business/Economy
Criminal Justice
Environment
Equity/Inclusion
General Funding
Health
Photography
Poverty
Underrepresented Community(ies)

Application deadline:
May 31, 2022
This is a recurring opportunity