MMW has partnered with the Lucie Foundation to support a new scholarship program as part of the Lucie Foundation’s mission to discover and cultivate emerging talent.
Through the Lucie Scholarship, a grant of $5,000 will be awarded to a professional photographer at work on a specific, dynamic project, as well as a grant of $2,500 to an emerging professional (student, graduate, or beginning professional) working on a portfolio or a proposed project. The Foundation’s support of photography is broad, from photojournalism to fashion photography, digital to medium format, including every other category and subcategory. Their concern isn’t with genre, but rather to support emerging visionaries producing work that is at once gripping, and original. They invite photographers to challenge what we see. Winners will also receive a scholarship to attend a one -week course at Maine Media Workshops. The Scholarship Program is now accepting applications until December 15, 2009.
The annual Lucie Awards are set for Monday October 19 at the Alice Truly Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City.