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CALL FOR ENTRIES – W. Eugene Smith Grant for Humanistic Photography

Posted by on March 23, 2011 | Student Photography

The 2011 W. Eugene Smith Grant for Humanistic Photography is now open for entries.


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The deadline for the receipt of applications is May 31, 2011. Photographers interested in applying may obtain guidelines online.

For 2011, the amount of the grant will be $30,000. 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. Grants will be presented in a ceremony held in New York City in October.

 The W. Eugene Smith Grant for Humanistic Photography was established in 1979 following the death of Gene Smith, the legendary American photo essayist. Today, the grant represents the most prestigious honor in the field of documentary photography.

The Judging:

Every year, the fund's board of trustees appoints a three-member international jury to recognize a photographer who has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to documenting the human condition in the spirit of Smith's humanistic photography and his compassionate dedication. The jury meets twice.