W. EUGENE SMITH MEMORIAL FUND ANNOUNCES 2009 AWARD WINNERS

October 22, 2009
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The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund awarded the highly coveted Grant in Humanistic Photography to Chinese photographer Lu Guang.

Guang has been documenting the ecological disasters in China resulting from the rapid growth of the economy since 2005, focusing on environmental pollution and the problem of schistosomiasis (bilharzia). Over the last three decades, peoples' living standards have constantly been on the rise in the country. At the same time, industrial pollution has brought serious consequences for public health and for the environment at large. The $30,000 award will be used to further this project.

The 2009 Howard Chapnick Grant for the Advancement of Photojournalism was awarded to Richard Steven Street. Visit: http://www.smithfund.org/

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