Grants & Funding

How I Got That Grant: Joseph Sywenkyj On Winning The 2014 W. Eugene Smith Grant

January 23, 2015

By David Walker


Masha, who recently turned 11 years old, plays in the small courtyard of her home in Odessa, Ukraine, 2012.   

Among the most prestigious and competitive grants available to photojournalists is the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography, won this year by photographer Joseph Sywenkyj for his multi-faceted project about the Ukraine. Called “Verses from a Nation in Transition,” the project encompasses 15 years of documenting the day-to-day life of a family affected by HIV; a series of portraits...

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