I thought some of you may be interested in knowing that iconic Magnum photographer, David Alan Harvey, is offering a grant/stipend of $5000 (US dollars) to an “exceptional” photographer to help support their personal work.
I announce now, to the readers of this forum [Road Trip], the offering of a $5,000. (u.s. dollars) stipend/grant for one exceptional photographer to help support their personal work…..this will be based on the photographs being sent to me now…. the deadline for sending work will now be extended to November 15, 2007….this will be based entirely on work produced between July 15, 2007 and the closing date…..the stipend will be awarded by December 15, 2007…Merry Christmas!! (David Alan Harvey).
David has become a very active blogger, running a number of blogs related with his work and photography (Road Trip, Workshops, Work in Progress, and Family/Friends). No only his blogs are a source of knowledge and inspiration, but they have created a community that is driving his interest in creating a non-profit fund to help young photographers execute their dream personal work. Good luck to you if you decide to submit your work!
as you know, i am in the process of creating a non-profit fund so that i can provide funding for some of you to go out and do the work you love….so, this symbolic stipend is coming backwards from the way i eventually want to work…this stipend is coming at the end for many of your projects, rather than at the beginning…but, i just wanted to do something now…it just feels right, that’s all… (read more at David’s blog).
If this is not enough, David is teaching a workshop in Bangkok with another legendary photographer, James Nachtwey, between November 24th to November 30th, 2007. Quite a unique opportunity to learn/work with two of the best documentary photographers of our time.