W. Eugene Smith Grant
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.
The total Grant is $30,000.
Applicants should submit:
- A Bio and/or CV submitted as a PDF not to exceed 2 pages.
- The Project Proposal submitted as a PDF and not to exceed 2 pages.
- IMAGES: Applicants can submit up to 40 images total. These should consist of representative images from the project being proposed to the W. Eugene Smith Fund.
Image requirements: JPEG files with 2000 pixels on the long dimension saved at 72 dpi.
Online submission of digital photographs via the website.