research

The three databases listed below were created by and are maintained by me. You won't find them anywhere else.

I provide them as a free service to help photographers, scholars, and students in their work.

The Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellowships

 

The Guggeheim Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation provide two of the most significant funding awards for photographers. This database lists all of the photography fellowships awarded by the foundations.

NEA Photography Grants

1968-2016

 

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has been a major supporter of photography since 1968. This database lists most of the grants, fellowships, and other support given to scholars, photographers, organizations, and museums during this time.

Photo Funds
Database

The Photo Funds Database is a free, searchable online resource for anyone seeking funding for their projects, research or organization. See where photographers you know are getting their funding, and find out who has been funding projects that are similar to your work.

In addition to these databases, here are some online resources that may help photographers who are looking for funding for their books and projects.

GRANTS

 

If you want to apply for grants, a good place to start is my Photo Funds Database.  You can browse recent grants or search for foundations, photographers or other funding sources.

 

In addition, there are several websites that maintain lists of foundations and other places to consider. Here  are a few of the best sites that I know:

 

Center (Santa Fe): Grant Opportunities

 

David Campbell - Photography Grants

 

Emergency Funds for Artists

Fotografia: International Photography Grants, Funds and Fellowships

Getty Grants Supporting Photography

The Luminous Endowment for Photographers

PhotoShelter: 22 Organizations That Want to Fund Your Photo Project

writing

I write about the intersections between photography and philanthropy, including interviews with major donors, foundation and organization directors, museum curators, gallery owners, publishers, and photographers. I also gather and analyze data,
look at photography funding trends, and write an occasional book review. All of my writing is for my own satisfaction.

The story of how one of the best-known and certainly the best-funded photographer of all time wound up penniless and forgotten in his own lifetime.

Each year I compile a list of the biggest stories about photography that was advanced through philanthropy. Here's my list for the best of 2017.

Here's my list of the best foundations, museums, and institutions in North America to find funding for photographic history research.

I looked at the data behind the top 100 most successful photo gear campaigns on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Here's what I found out.

A review of the Women in Photography exhibition at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, with comments from the show’s co-curators.

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