About the Scholarship
The John Chervinsky Emerging Photographer Scholarship seeks to recognize, encourage and reward photographers with the potential to create a body of work and sustain solo exhibitions. Awarded annually, the Scholarship provides recipients with a monetary award of $3,000, exhibition of their work at the Griffin Museum of Photography, and a volume from John’s personal library of photography books. The Scholarship seeks to provide a watershed moment in the professional lives of emerging photographers, providing them with the support and encouragement necessary to develop, articulate and grow their own vision for photography.
The scholarship is open to photographers who have produced individual works of photography and/or are in the process of producing bodies of work.
We are looking for candidates who are serious about photography, whose potential is emerging and whose photography will benefit from this scholarship. Candidates should not be currently enrolled in a photography degree program. There is no age limit. There are no residency requirements.
Photographers without gallery representation who have not exhibited solo in a gallery/museum setting are eligible (coffee shop, community gallery, library etc. are eligible exhibition settings).
This scholarship is not for well-established photographers. Well-established photographers are individuals in mid-photography-careers and are seen by the public and peers as distinguished in the field of photography and have many accomplishments as a photographer. Please note again that an artist who has had SOLO exhibitions in established galleries/museums or has gallery representation will be considered too accomplished to receive this scholarship.
Submissions may be made directly to the Griffin Museum gateway provided only. Link to come. You will be asked for a brief biography with a web site link (should the judges want further viewing); a statement of artistic purpose/intent; a statement on the work supplied, an artistic CV, and flattened rgb jpgs (1000 pixels longest way) of your photographs (minimum of 10/maximum of 15 photographs). Our gateway will assemble your input into one area on our web host site and give the jurors the ability to go there to view and also download a pdf as needed. Name your rgb jpgs last name_first name_01.jpg etc. You will be able to insert your text for bio, statement etc. into the gateway application. No other means of submission will be accepted. All missing criteria will disqualify the submission. Emails will not be accepted as a method of submissions. It is recommended that great thought and effort be put into the artistic purpose/intent statement.
Scholarship Dates and Deadlines
August 1, 2017: Application period opens
September 5, 2017: Application period closes
Mid December, 2017: Announcement of 2017 scholarship recipient
March 2017: Award Ceremony
View the Press Release
Image above of John Chervinsky © L. Barry Hetherington