I do not do this work alone. There are countless people, from amazing translators and guides to generous grantees, who have not only given me opportunities but have also been there to offer a smile and encouragement as I’ve pursued my work. I hope they can help you as much as they have helped me. I am including a list of grants, fellowships and contests that I hope will help you along your own path in photography and story telling. Feel free to contact me if I can assist you with finding translators and assistants in the regions I’ve worked.
Nikon has an incredible opportunity and I am honored to be a judge this year. Get your entries ready! Deadline is February 28, 2013.
FotoEvidence Book Award
The annual FotoEvidence Book Award will recognize a documentary photographer whose project demonstrates courage and commitment in addressing a violation of human rights, a significant injustice or an assault on human dignity. The selected project will be published in a book, as part of a series of FotoEvidence books dedicated to the work of photographers whose commitment and courage create an awareness of social injustice. http://www.fotoevidence.com/book-award
The W. Eugene Smith Fund
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, follows the tradition of W. Eugene Smith’s concerned photography and dedicated compassion exhibited during his 45-year career as a photographic essayist. Applications can be obtained by writing to the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, c/o the International Center of Photography, 1133 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036, USA.www.smithfund.org
John Gutman Photography Fellowship
For over sixty years, John Gutmann made an imprint as an artist and educator on the development of photography as an art form. Through his philanthropic generosity, annual awards of up to $5,000 are made to emerging photographers showing professional accomplishment, serious artistic commitment, and need in the field of photography. Candidates for Gutmann Fellowships are nominated by an appointed jury.The annual award of $5,000 will be given to one or a number of emerging photographers, showing professional accomplishments, serious artistic commitment and need in the field of creative photography. http://www.johngutmann.org