W. EUGENE SMITH MEMORIAL FUND
The W. Eugene Smith Fund
awards the annual $20.000 Gene Smith-grant
for the production of a proposed humanistic photo-documentary project by a photographer that '…follows the tradition of W. Eugene Smith's concerned photography and dedicated compassion…'
The Smith Fund was founded in 1979, a year after the death of photographer W. Eugene Smith (1918-'78). Smith was a pioneer in the field of documentary photography and the photographic essay.
Since 1996 the Smith Fund added the annual $5000 'Howard Chapnick Grant', 'to encourage and support leadership in fields ancillary to photojournalism, such as editing research, education and management'.
See the fund's website
for this year's application deadlines, for they vary each year.
The director of the Smith Fund is Marcel Saba.
The Smith Fund is located at the International Center for Photography