Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Photography Bursary Awards

Taxis on the frozen Lena River, Yakutsk, 2006
©Simon Roberts

The National Media Museum has recently announced its second Annual Bursary Awards for photographic projects, following the success of the 2007 scheme. The granted awards will be portioned from a total of £20,000 and ensures that the Museums ongoing commitment to emerging talented photographers continues.

“The 2007 National Media Museum Bursaries were a great success,” said Greg Hobson, Curator of Photographs at the National Media Museum. “Six photographers shared a total fund of £20,000, allowing them to develop their practice in a variety of ways from attending international portfolio review panels to completing major bodies of work. We are delighted that we are able to continue to support emerging talent in the UK in 2008.”

The bursary is made possible by The National Media Museum in partnership with 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), Pierre Brahm (Chairman of the BRAHM and Henry & James Property Group) and Philippe Garner (International Head of Photography, Christie’s Auction House).

Applicants must submit a brief written synopsis of their proposal, a c.v, an example of their work and the application form. Applications are invited from all nationalities providing that they are resident in the UK at the time of the award.

Successful projects must be completed within one year of the award being given and the photographer is expected to work independently but will receive guidance and support from museum staff if required.

Upon completion of the project, an edition or series must be donated to the National Media Museum. For further information, conditions and application forms applicants click here.

The closing date for applications is 26 September 2008