The W. Eugene Smith Grant for Humanistic Photography

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If you haven’t already done so, you’ve still got time to get your application in for this fantastic grant opportunity. You’ve got until May 31 to “include a written proposal that is concise, journalistically realizable, visually translatable, and humanistically driven, and a resume  of educational and professional qualifications. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate evidence of their photographic ability and submit between 20 and 40 images. ”

Established in 1979 in honor of W. Eugene Smith, the legendary American photo essayist, the Smith grant is given to a photographer who is demonstrating an exemplary commitment to documenting the human condition in the spirit of Smith’s humanistic photography and compassionate dedication. Administered by the W. Eugene Smith Fund for Humanistic Photography, an independent non-profit organization, the grant provides photographers with the financial freedom to continue or complete a major photographic project. The grant represents the most prestigious honor in the field of documentary photography.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2011

Grant: $30,000 | Discretionary Fellowship: $5,000

Submissions should be sent to:
W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund
c/o International Center of Photography
1133 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10036 — USA

And you can get ALL the requirement details here!