Release Issued by National Media Museum:
The National Media Museum in partnership with five sponsors has announced a new programme of Annual Bursary Awards for photographic projects.
The Awards granted will be up to a sum of £20,000 and will commence in October 2007.
The sponsors working in partnership with the Museum are Michael G Wilson (Chairman of the Trustees of the National Media Museum), Zelda Cheatle (WMG Photography Advisor and Curator), Simon Crocker (Chairman of The John Kobal Foundation), Philippe Garner (International Head of Photography, Christie’s Auction House) and Terence Pepper (Curator of Photographs, National Portrait Gallery).
“As part of the Museum’s ongoing commitment to photography we are seeking to increase awareness of contemporary photography by promoting the work of emerging photographers,” said Greg Hobson, Curator of Photographs at the National Media Museum. “The bursaries will help talented photographers produce ongoing projects or a new body of work, allowing them to develop and enhance their practice and profile.”
Applicants must provide a brief written synopsis of the project together with their CV, an example of their work, and application form. Applications are invited from all nationalities providing they are resident in the UK at the time of the award.
Projects must be completed within one year of awards being made and successful applicants are expected to work independently, but will receive support and guidance from Museum staff if required. At the completion of the project successful applicants must donate one work from an edition, or a series of works, to the National Media Museum.
The closing date for applications is 30th September 2007.
Any applicants should contact Polly Fleury at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information, conditions and application forms, or Greg Hobson at the National Media Museum on (+44 (0) 1274) 203324 to discuss further details of the bursary.
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