31st Annual W. Eugene Smith Award To Be Presented Oct. 20 in NYC

The board of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund will announce this year’s winners of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund Grant for Humanistic Photography on October 20 in New York City. The work of finalists and grant winners will be on display.

The ceremony is free and open to the public.
The same evening, the 16th annual Howard Chapnick Grant for The Advancement of Photojournalism will also be awarded. The $5,000 Howard Chapnick Grant honors individuals or organizations working to advance photojournalism through editing, research, education and management.

Last year’s Smith Grant winner, Lu Guang, used the $30,000 award document ecological disasters in China. Previous recipients have included Eugene Richards, Sebastião Salgado, Paul Graham, Paolo Pellegrin, Brenda Ann Kenneally and Mikhael Subhotsky. This year. the  honorees were chosen by the panel of judges from among 182 entrants representing 32 countries.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Asia Society Auditorium
725 Park Avenue at 70th Street
New York, New York 10021
Free.  (Seating is on a first come, first served basis)
Doors Open at 6.30pm
Ceremony at 7pm
Reception to Follow

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