Mark and Tanya Bohr are pleased to announce the fifth annual scholarship for emerging photojournalists who demonstrate financial need to continue their careers. The award may be used to attend any of the photojournalism workshops at The Maine Photographic Workshops.
The $2,000 scholarship is offered in memory of Yarka, who was a passionate photojournalist. She was drawn to photograph people often ignored by society – the homeless, the aged and the ill. Finding great humanity in her subjects, she attempted to show this through her imagery.
The ideal applicant will not only be interested in photojournalism, but will have demonstrated social awareness in the spirit of Yarka’s work. While the award will be based upon need, the applicant must also provide a portfolio of recent work. Portfolios and proof of need for financial assistance should be submitted in digital format, as the awarding committee is not centrally located. For further information and application forms, see this site and this site.
Application deadline: 5:00 PM on Tuesday, April 20, 2007. The award will be announced on Yarka’s birthday, April 25, 2007.
P.S. It is unclear whether The Maine Workshops is still in operation. I was under the impression that it had shut down. I’ll post an update as soon as I can confirm its status.
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