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Open call, Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation. Deadline: June 13, 2015

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The Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation calls for applications for a 15,000 € grant for a documentary production.
Created in 1990, the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation supports young professionals working in culture and media. Each year, awards a photographer under 35 wishing to make an original and innovative documentary project.

To participate, follow the link: www.fondation-jeanluclagardere.com (just French)

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Créées en 1990, les bourses de la Fondation Jean-Luc Lagardère soutiennent les jeunes professionnels de la culture et des médias. Chaque année, une dotation de 15.000 euros est décernée à un photographe de moins de 35 ans souhaitant réaliser un projet original et innovant à caractère documentaire. Le jury est composé de professionnels du monde de la photographie et des médias. Par son ambition et sa valeur conséquente, la bourse « Photographe » de la Fondation Jean-Luc Lagardère est un bel exemple d’encouragement et de reconnaissance du métier de photographe.

Pour participer, suivez le lien: www.fondation-jeanluclagardere.com

LA BOURSE PHOTOGRAPHE DE LA FONDATION JEAN-LUC LAGARDÈRE EN DÉTAIL Vous êtes un jeune photographe de 35 ans au plus, vous avez déjà réalisé au moins deux travaux photographiques documentaires publiés dans des titres de la presse écrite (papier et/ou web) et/ou dans un livre et/ou dans un catalogue d’exposition, vous exercez la photographie comme activité principale, vous souhaitez effectuer, en France ou à l’étranger, une production photographique à caractère documentaire dans le domaine social, économique, politique ou culturel…

Crusade Engagement Grant. Deadline: April 17, 2015

The Crusade Engagement Grant awards $10,000 to applicant with the most innovative idea to build audiences for fine art photography.

Appliacation now open. Deadline: April 17, 2015. Apply here: https://crusadeforart.submittable.com/Submit

Crusade for Art is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to engage new audiences with art. Our work is about developing and supporting innovative initiatives that create demand for art and opportunities to collect it.

Crusade for Art educates, inspires and supports artists to create unique, approachable programs that bring new audiences to art and allow them to engage in meaningful ways.

By inspiring, mentoring, teaching, and funding, Crusade for Art empowers artists to focus on creating demand for art and thereby encourages systemic changes to create a new crop of art lovers, patrons and collectors.

Photographic Museum of Humanity Grant. Deadline: Feb. 24, 2015

This is an international photography contest that aims to finance selected photographers and bring recognition to emerging talents.

Jury:  Christopher Anderson, James Estrin, Roberto Hurcaya, Arianna Rinaldo.

Schedule: Submissions open on December 2nd, 2014 and will close at midnight on Februrary 24th, 2015 GMT.
Prices: 1st ($2,000), 2nd ($1,000), 3th ($500), plus New Generation Price ($500), Honorable Mention (Official Certificate of Honor)
To submit your serie, please visit: http://www.phmuseum.com/grant#info

 

WASTE. WMA Masters Award 2014/2015. Deadline: January 31, 2015.

FINAL CALL FOR ENTRIES 2014/2015 Grant
 
The WYNG Masters Award Commission (WMA Commission) launches a final call for proposals from artists and photographers from both Hong Kong and the international community, to create new photo-based work in Hong Kong, focusing on the theme of WASTE. The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2015.
 
A three-member Selection Panel will choose the WMA Commission recipient, who will be awarded a HKD$250,000 grant that will contribute towards production of the successful proposal and a public event featuring the completed work. Recognised as an issue of critical importance to Hong Kong, WASTE is the nominated theme for the 2014/15 grant.
 
The newly-designated WMA Commission (formerly the WYNG Masters Award Project) better reflects the diverse and multidimensional nature of the WMA programme which has evolved in recent years to include the grant, the WYNG Masters Award, a series of professional development workshops, a talks programme and student engagement projects. The mission of the WYNG Masters Award, and its related activities, is to stimulate discussion and encourage the development of social responsibility in Hong Kong. Collectively, they aim to support and encourage the evolution of photography as an art form in the territory, while at the same time using the medium to consider and discuss pressing social issues.
 
The WMA Commission is open to experienced and professional photographers and visual artists who reside and practice anywhere in the world. The entry deadline is January 31, 2015. A shortlist chosen by the selection panel will interviewed in March 2015, with the grant recipient named soon after. The Selection Panel includes: Fung Ho Yin, Associate Professor, School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Dr. Charles Merewether, Visiting Professor, School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University Singapore and member of Commissioning Panel for Venice Biennale Singapore Pavilion 2015; and a trustee from the WYNG Foundation.
 
For more information on the application process and grant details, please visit
 

Firecracker Photographic Grant. Deadline: August 3, 2014.

The Firecracker Photographic Grant is an annual award providing funding for a female photographer to aid with the completion of a documentary photographic project.

Through a combination of self-initiated fundraising and with the generous support of Genesis Imaging, the Grant fund is a minimum financial contribution of £1,000 plus £1,000 credit of professional printing, mounting and framing services from Genesis Imaging.

Applications are open to women photographers born or residing in Europe and submissions are judged by an independent panel of industry specialists from a cross section of disciplines and sectors, including picture editors, commissioners, art buyers and gallerists.

Submissions are subject to a £10 application fee, with all funding contributing to the Grant total.

Applications for the 2014 Firecracker Photographic Grant are now open.

Deadline: August 3, 2014.

More info: http://www.fire-cracker.org/grant

Study grants for Professional Photography Master in Madrid. Deadline: June 3, 2014

The IED Madrid offers two study grants of 50% of the course fee for the Professional Photography Master (and other courses), starting in October 2014.

The Professional Photography Master is held in English and Spanish, with simultaneous translations. It consists of three modules, which concentrate on Documentary and Reportage; Fashion and Lifestyle; Advertising and Editorial. Master Students have to present a final project complemented with a written dossier.

Course Directors: Paul Kranzler and Ricardo Cases.

 

Master Programme in Professional Photography

Download PDF Brochure

Course directors: Paul Kranzler y Ricardo Cases
Course coordinator: Marta Orozco
Credits: 60*
Start date: October 2014
End of course: July 2015
Schedule: 7 to 10.30 pm. Monday to Thursday. Selected production  workshops and Master Classes may include varying schedules.
This Master program consists of three modules, which concentrate on Documentary and Reportage; Fashion and Lifestyle; Advertising and Editorial. Master Students have to present a final project complemented with a written dossier.
Aimed at students with degrees in Photography, Fine Arts, Media, Advertising or Communication. Young image-makers who want to specialise in the practice of professional photography; Photographers working in the industry who want to develop their own style, in their professional and personal work.
Entry requirements:
– Curriculum vitae
– Letter of interest
Technical knowledge in photography is mandatory (One Year Photography at IED Madrid or comparable); basic experience with post-production skills and a familiarity with audiovisual formats is also required.
– Project Portfolio – Personal interview as deemed necessary by the Academic Coordination Team.
– It is necessary for students to have their own camera to participate in the course.
Language: The lessons will be taught in English (in the event of holding any activity in Spanish, simultaneous translation into English will be available).
Certification: At the end of the course, an accredited certificate will be awarded for having completed it satisfactorily.
Attendance: Class attendance is mandatory and will be necessary to obtain an accredited certificate.
Price: 2.300 € registration + 7.900 € course fee.
Accommodation in Madrid (optional): hospitality@madrid.ied.es
Admissions: +34 91 448 04 44 info@madrid.ied.es
For more information: iedphotography.com

Introduction by the Course Directors

“We believe that photography is something you can easily teach yourself, you do not really need a school for that. In fact, our students usually know their trade quite well. What you do need are people who support you and give you input, advice, and courage – in fact, this is maybe the single most important thing. Learning by doing, but hand in hand with a strong team of professionals and tutors, this is the concept of Professional Photography course at the IED Madrid.
Our invited lecturers have quite different working and teaching styles, according to their experiences and the fields they come from. The workshops will be held by professionals in the fields of documentary, fashion, portrait, product photography and advertising, but always with focus on creative techniques rather than pure camera work and technical knowledge.
This Master Program will provide the students with working tools that they can then implement in many environments. Furthermore, they can decide for themselves how much they want to dig into each field, and find their own way of working with (and around) photography.
What we want to teach to our students is a methodology, not technical details. The invited specialists in photography, publishing, postproduction, lightning communication theory will teach from their own point of view, and emphasize things that they find most important. This broadness and also its international spirit make the course something really special.”
Ricardo Cases and Paul Kranzler

 Objetives

The main objectives of this Master program are:
• to offer students a view of current tendencies in applied and commercial photography.
• to implement the tools and knowledge used in the photography industry.
• to familiarise students with contemporary working methods in the field of production, studio management, post-production, publishing and stock.
• to show the cultural value of photography, forms of collaboration and creative funding models,
• to analyse the challenges and limitations of the market in times of strong media convergence and downsizing,
• to get to know about the history of photography in the context of design.

Professional opportunities

This course offers students the chance to access the field of professional photography, which has a high demand in many fields:
• Press and media photographer
• Fashion photographer
• Industrial advertising photographer
• Editorial photographer
• Post-production artist
• Art Buyer / Art director
• Studio Manager


Methodology

The Master programme for professional photography is characterized by its hands-on approach, fostering applied research, reflection and discussion on practical issues, in the context of a highly competitive industry. The classes include discussions on case studies; practical contemporary working methods in the field of production, studio management, and post-production; visits to artists’ studios and exhibitions; Master classes with outstanding professionals; assignments with professional briefing/debriefing; individual and group exercises.

– See more at: http://europeanmasterphotography.iednetwork.com/portfolio/professional-photography-master/#sthash.QVftRu3Z.dpuf

Master Programme in Professional Photography

Download PDF Brochure

Course directors: Paul Kranzler y Ricardo Cases
Course coordinator: Marta Orozco
Credits: 60*
Start date: October 2014
End of course: July 2015
Schedule: 7 to 10.30 pm. Monday to Thursday. Selected production  workshops and Master Classes may include varying schedules.
This Master program consists of three modules, which concentrate on Documentary and Reportage; Fashion and Lifestyle; Advertising and Editorial. Master Students have to present a final project complemented with a written dossier.
Aimed at students with degrees in Photography, Fine Arts, Media, Advertising or Communication. Young image-makers who want to specialise in the practice of professional photography; Photographers working in the industry who want to develop their own style, in their professional and personal work.
Entry requirements:
– Curriculum vitae
– Letter of interest
Technical knowledge in photography is mandatory (One Year Photography at IED Madrid or comparable); basic experience with post-production skills and a familiarity with audiovisual formats is also required.
– Project Portfolio – Personal interview as deemed necessary by the Academic Coordination Team.
– It is necessary for students to have their own camera to participate in the course.
Language: The lessons will be taught in English (in the event of holding any activity in Spanish, simultaneous translation into English will be available).
Certification: At the end of the course, an accredited certificate will be awarded for having completed it satisfactorily.
Attendance: Class attendance is mandatory and will be necessary to obtain an accredited certificate.
Price: 2.300 € registration + 7.900 € course fee.
Accommodation in Madrid (optional): hospitality@madrid.ied.es
Admissions: +34 91 448 04 44 info@madrid.ied.es
For more information: iedphotography.com

Introduction by the Course Directors

“We believe that photography is something you can easily teach yourself, you do not really need a school for that. In fact, our students usually know their trade quite well. What you do need are people who support you and give you input, advice, and courage – in fact, this is maybe the single most important thing. Learning by doing, but hand in hand with a strong team of professionals and tutors, this is the concept of Professional Photography course at the IED Madrid.
Our invited lecturers have quite different working and teaching styles, according to their experiences and the fields they come from. The workshops will be held by professionals in the fields of documentary, fashion, portrait, product photography and advertising, but always with focus on creative techniques rather than pure camera work and technical knowledge.
This Master Program will provide the students with working tools that they can then implement in many environments. Furthermore, they can decide for themselves how much they want to dig into each field, and find their own way of working with (and around) photography.
What we want to teach to our students is a methodology, not technical details. The invited specialists in photography, publishing, postproduction, lightning communication theory will teach from their own point of view, and emphasize things that they find most important. This broadness and also its international spirit make the course something really special.”
Ricardo Cases and Paul Kranzler

 Objetives

The main objectives of this Master program are:
• to offer students a view of current tendencies in applied and commercial photography.
• to implement the tools and knowledge used in the photography industry.
• to familiarise students with contemporary working methods in the field of production, studio management, post-production, publishing and stock.
• to show the cultural value of photography, forms of collaboration and creative funding models,
• to analyse the challenges and limitations of the market in times of strong media convergence and downsizing,
• to get to know about the history of photography in the context of design.

Professional opportunities

This course offers students the chance to access the field of professional photography, which has a high demand in many fields:
• Press and media photographer
• Fashion photographer
• Industrial advertising photographer
• Editorial photographer
• Post-production artist
• Art Buyer / Art director
• Studio Manager


Methodology

The Master programme for professional photography is characterized by its hands-on approach, fostering applied research, reflection and discussion on practical issues, in the context of a highly competitive industry. The classes include discussions on case studies; practical contemporary working methods in the field of production, studio management, and post-production; visits to artists’ studios and exhibitions; Master classes with outstanding professionals; assignments with professional briefing/debriefing; individual and group exercises.

– See more at: http://europeanmasterphotography.iednetwork.com/portfolio/professional-photography-master/#sthash.QVftRu3Z.dpuf

Here is the inscription form for the grant (only in Spanish at the moment, but you will manage) and here the translation of the TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
1. People of any nationality and country of residence can take part, as long as they are of age.
2. Each candidate can only aspire to one scholarship for one MA, and will disqualified if they request more than one.
3. The scholarships are awarded on a discretionary basis, depending on the documentation received and the potential of the candidate. Pre-selected candidates may be contacted by phone to carry out a brief interview in person, by phone or Skype.
4. Prizes. Winning students (two for each of the above mentioned MA) will be given a scholarship covering 50% of the course fee. In the event that the organisation considers that none of the candidates are adequate, the prize might be declared void.
5. Each scholarship covers 50% of the total course fee, for the 2014/15 academic year. Students will still have to pay the registration fee. This registration fee must be paid in full.
6. The scholarship cannot be exchanged for cash, and it cannot be applied to other courses and competitions organised by the IED Madrid. It cannot be combined with other promotions of the IED Madrid.
7. To be awarded the scholarship it is ESSENTIAL to register and pay the registration fee 14 after Thursday the 12th of June, 2014, when the winners will be announced. The registration fee is 2,500 €.
8. Regulations. Being aware of and following the general regulations of the IED Madrid, as well as accepting and signing the specific regulations for interns within 2 of the announcement of the prize.
9. To study the entire course at the IED Madrid. The scholarship will be lost in case of transferring to a different IED branch.
10. Attending at least 85% of the lessons.
11. Scholarship recipients must take an active part in the special and multidisciplinary projects proposed by the school: presentation events, tutored competitions and workshops.
12. In case the Master Course is canceled, as a result of not having enough enrolled students, the scholarship is void.
13. Withdrawal from the course during the October year will lead to the loss of the scholarship.
14. Failure to fulfil any of the obligations described above will lead to the loss of the scholarship.
15. Scholarship recipients give permission for their personal information (name and surname) to appear in the Newspoint newsletter and other promotional materials published by the IED.
16. The deadline to take part is Tuesday the 3rd of June, 2014 at 18.00, Madrid time (GMT +1).
17. The jury’s decision will be announced on Thursday the 12th of June at 2014 at 18.00 Madrid time (GMT +1). The results will be published on iedmadrid.com.
18. In accordance with Organic Law 25/1999 of the 13th of December, regarding Personal Data Protection, we inform you that your personal and professional data will be included in an automatic database managed by the Istituto Europeo di Design S.L. in order to offer you information you might find interesting. Likewise, you are hereby informed of your right to access, rectify, cancel and oppose this use of your data, which you may exercise by writing to the following address: Istituto Europeo di Design, calle Larra, 14 28004 MADRID.
19. By taking part in this competition you accept these terms and conditions.

* These terms and conditions are correct unless there has been a typographical error.

The W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography. Deadline: May 31, 2014

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.

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 Fund’s Board of Trustees appoints a three-member international jury every year. The jury meets twice. At its first session it reviews all the applications and proposals, and selects finalists primarily on the basis of the substantive (and intellectual) merit of their project. The finalists are only then asked to submit a comprehensive photographic print portfolio, to write (if necessary) a more detailed and focused proposal, and to answer questions about their project.

At its second session, the jury reviews the new materials and proceeds to select the grant recipient and the beneficiaries of the fellowship money.

The application must contain:
– BACKGROUND IN PHOTOGRAPHY: (Formal education, workshops, apprenticeships, self-teaching, etc.)
– PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPERIENCE: (Staff positions, free–lance work, etc.)
– AWARDS, GRANTS, OTHER QUALIFICATIONS AND DISTINCTIONS
– PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAYS PREVIOUSLY COMPLETED: Books (Title & publisher), Exhibitions (Title, location & city)
– PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES: (Include name, address, telephone number)
– TITLE AND BRIEF SUMMARY OF SMITH GRANT PROJECT
– The applicant must affirm that the proposed project is ongoing.
– Applicants should include a written proposal that is concise, journalistically realizable, visually translatable, and humanistically driven.
– Applicants should provide educational and professional qualifications.
– Up to 40 images.

Deadline: May 31, 2014.
For more information: http://smithfund.org/eugene-smith-grant