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W. Eugene Smith Fund

Deadline April 30, 2019


Founded in 1979 in honor of LIFE Magazine photographer W. Eugene Smith, the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund seeks to honor and support documentary photographers who embrace the ideology of the fund’s namesake and whose work eschews conventional, mass media-driven work in order to spur dialogue and reveal the multifaceted nature and tenacity of the human spirit. To that end, the fund is accepting applications for:

W. Eugene Smith Grant- Grants of up to $35,000 will be awarded to photographers whose proposed project uses compelling photojournalism to express an issue of concern reflective of the human condition. 

Howard Chapnick Grant- A grant of up to $5,000 will be awarded to an individual who is not a photographer, but instead works in a related field that reinforces the impact of photojournalism (e.g., research, education, photo editing).