TIS books The Essential Non-Essentials Grant / Winter is Coming 2016

The end of the semester is upon us and that means it’s time again for the TIS books Essential Non-essentials Grant: a cool grand awarded to an adjunct professor of photography, with no strings attached except that you concentrate on your art. That’s right: $1000 to pay the rent on the studio, travel to make pictures, frame a show, do whatever you need to do.

And this time the deal is even sweeter. Fujifilm has generously donated 25 rolls of film to the cause, and all entries will be seen by Guest Juror Sean Corcoran, the Curator of Prints and Photographs at the Museum of the City of New York.

The submission is simple:

  • 7 images
  • 200 words (or less)
  • Teaching CV
  • Proof that you’re an active adjunct - photo or PDF of a current semester class roster (sorry, no full-time or tenure faculty may apply)

Deadline is January 4th, and there will be no extensions. We swear. The winner will be announced January 11th, in time for winter break.

We’ll feature submitted pictures on our social media so apply early!

You will receive a unique link to the submission form in your order confirmation email after checkout.

 

Guest Juror Sean Corocoran

Since 2006 Sean Corcoran has been the Curator of Prints and Photographs at the Museum of the City of New York. He previously served as Assistant Curator of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, NY and as adjunct faculty of Ryerson University’s Master's Program in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management (Toronto, Ontario). Over the years he has organized a wide range of photographic and media exhibitions including City Scenes: New York Street Photography, Site Seeing: Photographic Excursions in Tourism, Leonard Freed: Police Work, and currently on view at the Museum In The South Bronx of America: Photographs by Mel Rosenthal. He edited City As Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection (Rizzoli), and has written essays for such publications as Alexey Titarenko: The City is a Novel (Damiani), Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao: New York (Aperture), and most recently, Elliott Erwitt: At Home Around The World (Aperture).Deadline is January 2nd, and there will be no extensions. We swear. The winner will be announced January 9, in time for winter break.

 

Steven Paneccasio was the recipient of the very first TIS books Essential Non-essentials Grant.  Read more here.

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