Awards & Grants
Grants awarded by the foundation from 1996 - 2017 have included:
funding for his book of photographs and interviews - Streets:London's Young Homeless
Seeing The Light, Birmingham
funding for Open Sesame, National Portfolio Day
funding for her photo booklets Photo Love Volume 1 and Volume 2
funding for her archival photography short documentary Being Here
Derby Community Arts
funding for photography workshops
funding for his book South Crofty - The Wheal of Hope
funding for her exhibition WWM at Tom Blau Gallery.
towards the cost of his book of photographs from the film Morvern Callar
towards the cost of his book Streets : London's Young Homeless
towards the costs of this photo event
towards the costs of producing photographs for her book on the Sangomas which is now to be included in her upcoming photo-biography - Here and There : An Expedition of Sorts
2009/ 2010 /2011
National Media Museum
part funding of the Bursary Awards
towards the costs of her exhibition at the Islington Arts Factory
Lighthouse, Gallery, Brighton
towards the costs of Geert van Kesteren exhibition at Brighton Photo Festival
Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
towards the costs of commissioning new work by Andrew Grassie, Rosalind Nashashibi, Nick Relph and Oliver Payne which was one of the exhibitions featured in the opening of the new Whitechapel Art Gallery extension.
towards the costs of his photo project Holocaust Survivors
towards the costs of producing photos for his book We English
2009 / 2010 / 2011
to support self expression using photography in different communities.
2012 / 2013 / 2014
Funding for further photography for his book on Extraordinary Rendition - the apprehension and extrajudicial transfer of a person from one country to another.
Building on his award-winning work about Guantanamo Bay, Ed is now working on this project which combines documents related to extraordinary rendition with photography of and around black sites, proxy sites, support sites and the homes of rendered men. The work will explore the scale and opaqueness of rendition and the experience of the men caught up in this compendium of complicity.
The work is based on a collaboration with the main investigator in the UK who has spent years compiling the documents piecing together the traces of the rendered, their handlers and the places they have been.
The work will visualise and display the material representing both the paper trail of evidence (documents,flight data, found images, secret service reports, accounts and drawings by detainees), and the enormity of the convoluted task undertaken in compiling it. The documents, many of which are previously unpublished,and photographs will be presented as both parts of the evidential paper trail and as compelling visual objects which communicate through the power of their appearance.
The work will be part of a book and sown as a touring exhibition.
for the catalogue for her exhibition - Other Spaces.
Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales 16 June - 30 September 2012
Ffotogallery, Cardiff, Wales 19 October - December 2012
This body of work further develops Jo's interest in Perfection. The project has evolved from her previous body of work, The Refusal - a study of the British Whippet with a focus on conventions of portraiture, a perfect body form, and the contradictory controlling/loving relationship between human and dog. She has now switched her enquiry from the ideal body to the perfect performance exploring the physical and emotional experiences of elite gymnasts in training and competition.
National Gallery - Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present
31 October 2012 - 20 January 2013
The grant was for the educational programme being mounted in conjunction with this ground-breaking exhibition. It will provide the opportunity to see much-loved Old Master paintings alongside exceptional examples of early and contemporary photography. It will present major photographers working today who trace their sources back to 19th century photography and often, surprisingly, to more distant art historic traditions.
National Portrait Gallery 2012 - 2017
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2012 / 8 November 2012 - 17 February 2013. This year, and for the tfive following years, the foundation - as part of the Taylor Wessing - will give a John Kobal New Work Award to a photographer under 30 who will be selected by the foundationfrom around 60 photographers selected for this exhibition by the NPG's judges. The winning photographer will undertake a commission for the NPG to photograph a sitter connected with the UK film industry.
National Media Museum First Book Award, part of the 2013 Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards, in partnership with MACK.
The foundation provided part of the funding for this new award to support the publication of a book by a previously unpublished photographer. The winner of the First Book Award 2013 is the young American photographer Paul Salveson with his series of absurdist constructions in which commonplace objects are jocosely rendered in polychromatic puzzles. The book published for the award adopts the form of a children's board book, an extraordinary and ungainly object which further emphasises the incongruous nature of Salveson's work.
This is the fourth year, abd final year, of a project, with the award-winning international charity, which helps underwrite projects which empower some of the most disadvantaged groups in the world with photographic skills so that they can transform their lives. Through photography these individuals find confidence in their voices and are enabled to speak out about their challenges, concerns, hopes and fears.
for her project, River Valley Vernacular, photograhed in the Swedish valley of Alvdalen - a community with a dark, insular spirit”. This project combines photographs taken from 2011 to 2017 with curious pictures from an archive amassed by a man named Tenn Lars Persson (1878 –1938), a local inventor, mechanic and photographer. These two artists come together across centuries to create a coherent narrative; in doing so, it naturally draws attention to possible fictions of documentary photography. Layered with the relics of this remote region, which to this day speaks the near-extinct ancient language of Elfdalian. This was published as a book, Elf Dalia, by Mack Books in May 2019.
Shahidul Alam / Pathshala South Asian Media Institute
for their exhibition, Pathshala, at the 2014 Oxford Photography Festival
for his project in the Ukraine, Crimean Tartar
PHOTO LONDON 2016 & 2017
for the John Kobal Residency Award which supported a photographer during a two month residency in New York to enable him/her to produce new work there and meet American galleries, museum curators and collectors.