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.
“Julie Baird and Infant, 1993″Copyright Darcy Padilla, 2010W. Eugene Smith Grant Recipient.Application Deadline:May 31, 2011