smith-fund-grantThe W. Eugene Smith Fund will announce the winner of this year’s $30,000 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography and the Howard Chapnick Grant for the Advancement of Photojournalism at a ceremony on October 16 in New York City. The Fund has extended an open invitation to the public to attend the event.

The program will include presentations of photo essays by this year’s grant recipient and fellowship winners, a tribute to the work of W. Eugene Smith, an announcement of the grant finalists and the presentation  of the 2013 jurors’ discretionary grant.

Jon Lee Anderson, contributing writer to The New Yorker, and author of The Lion’s Grave: Dispatches from Afghanistan, The Fall of Baghdad and other books, will give the keynote.

The ceremony takes place at 7pm (doors open at 6:00) at the School of Visual Arts Theatre in New York.  More details on the Smith Fund, the grants and the event can be found on the Smith Fund web site.

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