Above: from the project Into Oblivion by Maja Daniels, the 2016 B&DF grantee.
Grant AMOUNT: $5,000
SUBMISSIONs accepted: AUGUST 15 to OCTOBER 23, 2017
The Bob and Diane Fund seeks submissions from visual storytellers on stories about Alzheimer's Disease or dementia.
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
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 August 15, 2017 until October 23, 2017.
The winning entry will be announced in November 2017—National Family 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 1, 2017, a few weeks before submissions will be accepted.
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