Deadline: May 31, 2017
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: $50



The W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography has presented annually to a photographer whose past work and proposed projects, 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.

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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Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, INC., a not-for-profit corporation qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, independently administers the grant program that provides photographers with the financial freedom to carry out or complete major photographic essays. For 2017, 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 Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: You retain copyright to your photograph and the Sponsors may not sell your photo entry for a fee. USAGE RIGHTS: Grant recipient photos may be used in connection with the Smith Grant and promotion of the grant.

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