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The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund presents its 38th annual grants

MediaStorm is proud to be a supporter of W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund and its annual grants in humanistic photography.

Join us at their 38th annual ceremony, on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:15 p.m.) at The School of Visual Arts (SVA) Theatre, 333 West 23rd St. (between 8th and 9th Ave.), New York, NY 10011

Admission is free, first come, first served, but seating is limited. You can RSVP here

The program includes presentations of photo essays by this year’s grant and fellowship recipients, plus finalists, including:

The 2017 W. Eugene Smith Grant of $35,000

The 2017 jurors’ discretionary Smith Fellowship(s) of $5,000

The 2017 Howard Chapnick Grant of $5,000

There will be a keynote presentation by Lynsey Addario, photojournalist awarded the Pulitzer Prize as part of the New York Times team for International Reporting, and recipient of a MacArthur fellowship and author of “It’s What I do”.

There will be a reception to follow.

The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund Grant, selected from over 300 worldwide submissions, is presented annually to photographers whose work carries forward the tradition practiced by Eugene Smith during his 45-year photojournalism career. The grant enables recipients to undertake and complete worthy photojournalistic projects.

The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund is supported by generous contributions from The Incite Project, Herb Ritts Foundation, Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation and Canon USA.

Additional support is provided by Aperture, Brilliant Graphics, Center for Creative Photography (CCP), the International Center of Photography (ICP), MediaStorm, Photo District News (PDN),  the School of Visual Arts BFA Photography, MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department, and Synergy Communications Inc.

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