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KATZ INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD (KIPA). DEADLINE: OCTOBER, 2018.

The mission and objective of the Katz International Photography Award (KIPA) is to support creative photography and encourage photographers in the advancement of their career. The award is intended for artists in the field of creative photography who demonstrate professional accomplishment and serious artistic commitment and seeks to stimulate creative inquiry and to encourage innovative modes of thinking and imaging.

The theme selected for the first edition in 2018 will be: ABOUT JUSTICE – WHAT/WHERE IS JUSTICE? In the troubled times we live in today the concept and issue of Justice affects our lives in legal, social, cultural, philosophical domains and more. Photographers and artists often address these matters and voice an opinion. We expect our candidates to think and propose innovative artistic visual comments on the subject.

The winner will be awarded a prize of $ 10,000 either for a completed project or preferably towards the completion of an ongoing endeavor. The prize can be used towards financing expenses that will help in the completion of the project or towards an exhibition or a publication.  The Award is administered by Ms. Atalia Katz, founder and permanent president, Dr. Nissan N. Perez, and in collaboration with PHOTO IS:RAEL, The International Photography Festival.

The Jury: The jury will consist of an international group of well-known professionals. It will be chaired by Dr. Nissan N. Perez director of KIPA, together with two Israeli and two international figures, experts in the fields of art and photography.

Fees: US $ 50

APPLICATION FORMS

CONTEST RULES

More information: www.katzphotoaward.org

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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