W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund

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W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund is an organisation established to encourage and support individuals who are active in the field of photography for humanitarian purposes. It gives out the W. Eugene Smith Grant and Howard Chapnick Grant.

Since 1979 the fund has worked to seek out independent voices who work and create outside the boundaries of modern publishing and mass media, following the legacy of W. Eugene Smith. The American photojournalist, working between 1936-1978, was committed to the documentation of human condition and suffering. He travelled searching to portray and capture people's behaviour in emotional distress.

For more than thirty years the fund has recognized photographers who explore matters of global importance and address them with integrity and courage.

W. Eugene Smith Grant[edit]

Every year a grant is given to a photographer with an innovative and intriguing sight of humans dealing with social, economical, political or environmental issues.

Recipients of W. Eugene Smith Grant[edit]

W. Eugene Smith Fellowship[edit]

With the award of the Grant, a $5000 (US) Fellowship is also shared between one or more finalists deemed worthy of special recognition.[15][19]

Recipients of W. Eugene Smith Fellowship[edit]

Howard Chapnick Grant[edit]

In 1996 a new award was added, the Howard Chapnick Grant, to encourage leadership in fields that are complementary to photojournalism, such as editing research or education and management. The grant was established to honor the memory of Howard Chapnick, former president of Black Star picture agency and writer of The Truth Needs No Ally: Inside Photojournalism. The $5000 (US) grant funds a variety of projects which might include a program of further education, research, a special long-term sabbatical project, or an internship to work with a noteworthy group or individual.

Recipients of Howard Chapnick Grant[edit]

  • 1996: Colin Jacobson[21]
  • 1997: Susan Grayson[21]
  • 1998: Dr. Shahidul Alam[21]
  • 1999: Peter Mecca[21]
  • 2000: David Spear[21]
  • 2001: Zana Briski[21]
  • 2002: Elizaveta G. Faktor[21]
  • 2003: Tamas Revesz[21]
  • 2004: Manoocher Deghati[21]
  • 2005: Stephen Edward Ferry[21]
  • 2006: Michael Itkoff[21]
  • 2007: Danny Peralta, Miguel Anaya, Lyric Cabral, Mark Nevers and Bashira Webb, the Jocelyn Benzakin Fellowship[21]
  • 2008: Ren Yue[21]
  • 2009: Richard Steven Street[21]
  • 2010: [No recipient][21]
  • 2011: Ryan Libre[21]
  • 2012: David J. Spear[21]
  • 2013: FotoKonbit[21]
  • 2014: Muriel Hasbun[21][13]
  • 2015: Tom Garber[15]
  • 2016: Liza Faktor[21][18]
  • 2017: Michael Shaw[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Recipients: W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, INC". W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  2. ^ "1981: Eugene Richards". W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  3. ^ "1982: Sebastião Salgado". W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  4. ^ "1988: Paul Graham". W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  5. ^ "2003: Trent Parke". W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  6. ^ "2008: Mikhael Subotzky". W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  7. ^ Whitney Johnson (20 October 2010). "Darcy Padilla Wins the W. Eugene Smith Award". The New Yorker.
  8. ^ Johnson, Krisanne. "Krisanne Johnson Awarded the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography". Time. Retrieved 2018-06-21.
  9. ^ MacDonald, Kerri. "Love and Pain in Swaziland". Lens Blog. Retrieved 2018-06-21.
  10. ^ "2012: Peter van Agtmael". W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  11. ^ "The W. Eugene Smith Awards: Winners and Finalists". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2018-06-21.
  12. ^ Wallace, Vaughn. "Peter van Agtmael Receives the 2012 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography". Time. Retrieved 2018-06-21.
  13. ^ a b c "Joseph Sywenkyj Receives $30,000 Grant from W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund in Humanistic Photography for Verses from a Nation in Transition". World Press Photo. 15 October 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  14. ^ a b "Matt Black Wins the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography". Time. 14 October 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  15. ^ a b c d Silverman, Rena (14 October 2015). "W. Eugene Smith Grants Honor Humanistic Photography". The New York Times. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  16. ^ "Daniel Castro Garcia wins the W. Eugene Smith Grant – British Journal of Photography". www.bjp-online.com. Retrieved 2018-06-21.
  17. ^ Estrin, James. "W. Eugene Smith Grant Awarded to Daniel Castro Garcia". Lens Blog. Retrieved 2018-06-21.
  18. ^ a b c Genova, Alexandra. "Polish Photographer Justyna Mielnikiewicz Wins W. Eugene Smith Grant". Time. Retrieved 2018-06-21.
  19. ^ "Gene Smith Grant". W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  20. ^ "Daniel Castro Garcia Receives $35,000 Grant from W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund in Humanistic Photography for or his work on immigration into Sicily". smithfund.org. Retrieved 2018-06-21.
  21. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "Howard Chapnick Grant". W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund. Retrieved 15 October 2015.

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