The Jacob Johnson Memorial Grants will fund three stories of people, places, moments or issues that are meaningful to the artist’s life.
A panel will judge applications based on the following components: personal narrative, photographic excellence and need for funding.
GRANT 1: $2,500 TO A CHICAGO PHOTOGRAPHER
To honor the city that helped shaped Jacob Johnson as an artist, one grant will be awarded to a Chicago-based photographer. The local photographer will also be invited to attend Jacob Johnson’s Memorial art show on January 22, 2018.
GRANT 2: $2,500 TO AN UNHEARD VOICE
To honor those often excluded from mainstream media due to their race, gender or social philosophy, one grant will be given to a photographer producing work that gives voice to the underrepresented.
GRANT 3: $2,500 TO A PORTRAIT SERIES
In honor of our relationship, in which we photographed one another without hesitation, one grant will be awarded to a photographer working on a portrait series.
What is the timeline?
Applications open October 28, 2017.
The deadline to submit is 11:59 p.m. December 15, 2017.
Winners will be announced by January 22, 2018.
Who is eligible?
Any photographer over the age of 18, able to submit an application in English. Winners must be able to accept grant money via PayPal.
What is the purpose of the grants?
To fund and reward personal narratives, stories that have directly impacted or involve the photographer, or portrait series on a topic of personal significance to the artist.