Above: from the project Into Oblivion by Maja Daniels, the 2016 B&DF grantee.


Grant AMOUNT: $5,000

 

SUBMISSIONs accepted: SEPTEMBER 1 to OCTOBER 22, 2017

The Bob and Diane Fund seeks submissions from visual storytellers on stories about Alzheimer's Disease or dementia.  

 

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

Photographers - still photography only.

Participants of the 2016 grant can submit their proposal again for 2017 (we encourage you to refresh your submission).

 

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

Finish. Publish. Show.  We are looking for projects that need support to complete, publish or exhibit. These can be intimate stories of loss, as well as those that point out the urgency of a growing medical crisis for Alzheimer's and/or dementia.

 

WHERE ARE THESE STORIES FROM?

Anywhere. 44 million people have Alzheimer's Disease and dementia worldwide, although it is most commonly found in Western Europe and North America. One-third of Americans over age 85 are afflicted with the illness.

 

WHEN ARE THE SUBMISSIONS DUE?

The 2017 B&DF grant will accept submissions September 1, 2017 until October 22, 2017.

The winning entry will be announced in November 2017—National Caregivers Month.

 

HOW DO I SUBMIT A PROPOSAL?

The entry will consist of: 

  • a written project proposal of 250-500 words; as well as a clear breakdown of how the grant funds will be used
  • examples of the work-in-progress—15 to 25 images
  • a resume/CV 
  • please remember to include your full contact details - name, phone number and email

 

WHY?

We want to help artists create powerful work that increases the understanding of the disease and inspires research to end it.  #findacure

 


The 2017 B&DF Grant Judges

The submissions will be reviewed by:

  • Sarah Leen, Director of Photography, National Geographic Magazine & Partners
  • Chip Somodevilla, Senior Photographer, Getty Images News
  • Michael Wichita,  Director of Photography, AARP Media