Call for Submissions: Michael P. Smith Fund For Documentary Photography

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The New Orleans Photo Alliance invites emerging and established photographers in the Gulf Coast states to apply for a grant of $5000.

MICHAEL P. SMITH, _FUNERAL OF EMILE VICTOR CLAY_, 1996. COURTESY THE HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION.

MICHAEL P. SMITH, FUNERAL OF EMILE VICTOR CLAY, 1996. COURTESY THE HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION.

The Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography (MPS Fund) was created by the New Orleans Photo Alliance to honor the life and work of New Orleans documentary photographer, Michael P. Smith. The MPS Fund awards one $5000 grant annually to a Gulf Coast photographer whose work combines artistic excellence and a sustained commitment to a long-term 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 grant. Online submissions for the Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography are open January 30 - March 30, 2015. The application fee is $25.

For more information and to apply visit The New Orleans Photo Alliance.

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