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W. Eugene Smith Fund Annual Awards for Documentary Photography
Attendees will see the best photojournalism and documentary photography from around the world and hear directly from each photographer their motivation for creating these powerful images and what they hope to achieve by sharing them with the world. These documentaries take an up-close-and-personal look at events that impact our lives today, and the future. The Smith Grant recipient will receive $35,000 to continue their project. Additional grants and fellowships totaling thousands of dollars will also be presented.
Lynsey Addario, New York Times and Pulitzer Prize documentary photographer will be the keynote speaker. Lynsey’s best-selling book, It’s What I Do, is currently being produced as a motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Jennifer Lawrence as Addario.
Who should attend? Anyone who loves photography and wants to see the best images and documentaries created from around the world in 2017. Attendees will have the unique pleasure of hearing directly from each photographer honored that evening.