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?

Still photographers.

 

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 2016 B&DF grant will accept submissions beginning 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 500-750 words; include how the grant funds will be used
  • examples of the work-in-progress—15 to 25 images
  • a resume/CV 

Detailed instructions will be available August 25, 2017, a week before submissions will be accepted.

 

WHY?

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

 


The 2016 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
  • MaryAnne Golon,  AME/Director of Photography, Washington Post