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Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography

Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography
Deadline: April 30

Juror: Olivier C. Laurent, Editor of LightBox (TIME)

The Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography (MPS Fund) was created by the New Orleans Photo Alliance (NOPA) to honor the life and work of Michael P. Smith, one of New Orleans’ most legendary and beloved documentary photographers. The MPS Fund awards cash prizes and exhibition opportunities to Gulf Coast photographers whose work combines artistic excellence and a sustained commitment to a cultural documentary project.

Both emerging and established photographers residing in the Gulf Coast states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida are eligible to apply for the MPS Fund’s annual grants. The subject matter for the proposed project is not limited to the Gulf Coast geographic region.

FIRST PLACE: $3,000 cash award | Summer 2018 exhibition in the NOPA Gallery | online exhibition permanently archived on the NOPA website
SECOND PLACE: $1,500 cash award | online exhibition permanently archived on the NOPA website
THIRD PLACE: $500 cash award | online exhibition permanently archived on the NOPA website

Fees: $25

Prospectus