Photo Grants & Funding

How I Got That Grant: The Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer’s Fellowship

May 27, 2015

By Edgar Allen Beem


Coyote hunting in Nevada, from Lucas Foglia’s “Frontcountry” project. Foglia was one of five photographers in 2014 who won grants worth $8,000 each from the Aaron Siskind Foundation. The grants have no strings attached.

When photographer Aaron Siskind died in 1991, he left an endowment to fund Individual Photographer’s Fellowship grants. Worth up to $10,000 each, the grants are intended to support contemporary photographers and their work. Competition is fierce—not only because of the money, but because the application process is relatively easy, and the grants are awarded with no strings attached. The five...

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