The deadline to apply for the $30,000 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography has been extended from May 31 to June 8. The grant supports a photographer whose past work and proposed project, as judged by a three-person jury, follows the tradition of W. Eugene Smith’s concerned photography and dedicated compassion. In addition to the grant of $30,000, an additional $5,000 in fellowship money will be given to one or more finalists at the discretion of the jury.
Past recipients of the Smith grant include Krisanne Johnson, Darcy Padilla, Paolo Pellegrin, Lu Guang and Stanley Greene.
Instructions for applying can be found on the web site of the Smith fund.
Photographer Danielle Villasana has won numerous accolades for “A Light Inside,” her project about transgender women. They include the 2015 Inge Morath Award (see “How I Got That Grant: The $5,000 Inge Morath Award“), a 2015 Pride Photo Award, and a place on Getty’s 2015-2016 Emerging Talent roster. Here is her advice about writing successful... More ›
Girma Berta, Emmanuelle Andrianjafy, Georges Senga, Fethi Sahraoui and Lebohang Kganye are the winners of this year’s CAP Prize— the Contemporary African Photography Prize, awarded by the CAP Association. The award is given annually to five photographers whose work “engages with the African continent or its diaspora” and “encourage a rethinking of the image of... More ›
Mark Peterson has won the first Photographer of the Year award, which honors a photographer in the PDN Photo Annual who has produced an outstanding body that reflects the year in photography. Peterson won the $10,000 prize for his book Political Theatre (published by Steidl). Honored in the Photo Books category of the Photo Annual,... More ›