Call of Entry: Howard Chapnick Grant 2014

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© Robin Hammond. He was awarded the Grant in 2013 for “Condemned – Mental Health in African Countries in Crisis.”

Howard Chapnick Grant 2014
In 1996 the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund announced a new award, the Howard Chapnick Grant, to encourage and support leadership in fields ancillary to photojournalism, such as editing research, education and management. The Grant was established to honor the memory of Howard Chapnick, and acknowledge the value of his enormous contribution to photography.

The annual $5,000 grant may be used to finance any of a range of qualified undertakings, which might include a program of further education, research, a special long-term sabbatical project, or an internship to work with a noteworthy group or individual. According to the Fund’s Board of Trustees, special consideration will be given to projects that promote social change and/or serve significant concerns of photojournalism. The grant is not intended to be used for the production of photographs, which will continue to be funded by the main grant of the Smith Fund.

“Howard Chapnick understood how important it was to support photojournalists and help them share their stories with the world,” explains Marcel Saba, president of the Smith Fund.  “While it was the photographer who created the images, it was Howard who created the story by combining selections from bodies of work to give outsider’s and insider’s look at what was happening.  This annual grant honors his legacy and provides an opportunity for others to continue their great works in his memory.” Last year’s Howard Chapnick Grant was presented to FotoKonbit, a non-profit organization that provides photography workshops to Haitian youth and adults.  FotoKonbit is using the $5,000 grant to produce a ten-day workshop for a group of Haitian students the organization has been working with in the fishing village of Labadie.

This is a huge opportunity for a upcoming photo journalist to place himself in a large platform and Howard Chapnick is warmly welcomed for the Photographer around the world.

Deadline for the 2014 Grant: 15th July, 2014

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