Above: from the project Into Oblivion by Maja Daniels, the 2016 B&DF grantee.
Grant AMOUNT: $5,000
SUBMISSIONs accepted: SEPTEMBER 1 to OCTOBER 31, 2018
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 previous grants can submit their proposal again for 2018 (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 2018 B&DF grant will accept submissions September 1, 2018 until October 31, 2018.
The winning entry will be announced in November 2018—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
please remember to include your full contact details - name, location, phone number and email
We want to help artists create powerful work that increases the understanding of the disease and inspires research to end it. #findacure
The 2018 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
Keith Jenkins, Director of Digital Content, NPR