Awards & Grants
Grants awarded by the Foundation from 1996 - 2017
2016 (& 2017)
Photo London - 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.
Shahidul Alam / Pathshala South Asian Media Institute for their exhibition, Pathshala, at the 2014 Oxford Photography Festival
Mark Neville for his project in the Ukraine, Stop Tanks With Books (published March 2022 by Nazraeli Press)
Maja Daniels for her project, River Valley Vernacular, photographed in the Swedish valley of Alvdalen which to this day speaks the near-extinct ancient language of Elfdalian - a community with a dark, insular spirit”. This was published as a book, Elf Dalia, by Mack Books in May 2019.
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The foundation provided part of the funding for this new award to support the publication of a book by a previously unpublished photographer.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.
Photovoice (2009 to 2013)
This is the fourth year, and 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.
2012 / 2013 / 2014
Edmund Clark. Funding for further photography for his book Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition - the apprehension and extrajudicial transfer of a person from one country to another.
National Gallery, London - 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 which presented major photographers working today who trace their sources back to 19th century photography and often, surprisingly, to more distant art historic traditions.
2012 ( to 2017)
National Portrait Gallery, London 2012 - 2017
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2012 / 8 November 2012 - 17 February 2013. This year, and for the tive following years, the foundation - as part of the Taylor Wessing - gave a John Kobal New Work Award to a photographer under 30 who was be selected by the foundation from around 60 photographers selected for this exhibition by the NPG's judges. The winning photographer undertook a commission for the NPG to photograph a sitter connected with the UK film industry.
Natalia Calvocoressi 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.
Harry Borden - towards the costs of his photo project Holocaust Survivors
Simon Roberts - towards the costs of producing photos for his book, We English
2009 (and 2010 & 2011)
National Media Museum - part funding of their Bursary Awards
Jillian Edelstein - towards the costs of producing photographs for her book on the Sangomas which is now to be included in her photo-biography - Here and There : An Expedition of Sorts
Photo London - contribution to the costs of this photo event
Jo Longhurst - for the catalogue for her exhibition - Other Spaces.
Gautier Deblonde- towards the cost of his book of photographs from the film Morvern Callar
Tricia Morrissey- funding for her exhibition WWM at Tom Blau Gallery.
Derby Community Arts- funding for photography workshops
funding for his book South Crofty - The Wheal of Hope
Seeing The Light, Birmingham- funding for Open Sesame, National Portfolio Day
Suky Best- funding for her photo booklets Photo Love Volume 1 and Volume 2
Annabel Leech - funding for her archival photography short documentary Being Here
Michael Heffernan- funding for his book of photographs and interviews - Streets: London's Young Homeless