W. Eugene Smith Photography Grant
Deadline May 31, 2018

Lu Guang / winner 2009

The W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography is presented annually to a photographer whose past work and proposed project, as judged by a panel of experts, follow the tradition of W. Eugene Smith’s concerned photography and dedicated compassion exhibited during his 45-year career as a photographic essayist.

 

Lu Guang / winner 2009

Daniel Castro Garcia / winner 2017

Joseph Sywenkyj / winner 2014

Justyna Mielnikiewicz / winner 2016

Peter van Agtmael / winner 2012

The W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography was established in 1978 following the death of Gene Smith, the legendary American photo essayist. It is today the most prestigious honor in documentary photography. Every year it recognizes a photographer who has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to documenting the human condition in the spirit of Smith’s concerned photography and dedicated compassion.

 

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Darcy Padilla / winner 2010

Darcy Padilla / winner 2010

Letizia Battaglia / winner 1985

The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, INC., a not-for-profit corporation, independently administers the grant program that provides photographers with the financial freedom to carry out or complete major photographic essays. For 2018, the 39th edition, the amount of the grant will be $35,000. An additional $5,000 in fellowship money will be dispersed, at the discretion of the jury, to one or more finalists deemed worthy of special recognition. Awards will be presented in a ceremony held in New York City on October 17, 2018.

 

Letizia Battaglia / winner 1985

Matt Black / winner 2015

Robin Hammond / winner 2013

Sebastião Salgado / winner 1982

Previous recipients have included Daniel Castro Garcia (2017), Justyna Mielnikiewicz (2016), Matt Black (2015), Robin Hammond (2013), Peter van Agtmael (2012), Lu Guang (2009), Letizia Battaglia (1985), and Sebastião Salgado (1982) among others. The deadline for the 2018 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography is May 31, 2018.

 

W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography
Deadline May 31, 2018
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