Details of the images "Gamer", "Justice" & "Water Bearer" - from the project Carry Over © Sama Alshaibi, 2019 Grant Recipient

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The Project Development Grant offers financial support to fine art, documentary, or photojournalist WORKS-IN-PROGRESS. The grant includes a cash award to help complete a project as well as platforms for feedback and professional development opportunities for the work’s final stages. This grant is awarded to projects that are still in progress and have not been exhibited or published.

2019 Grant Recipient

Sama Alshaibi, Tucson, AZ; Carry Over

2019 Juror

Lucy Gallun
Lucy Gallun, Associate Curator, Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Lucy Gallun is Associate Curator in the Department of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. She has curated multiple exhibitions at the Museum including, most recently in 2018, Being: New Photography 2018 at MoMA and Projects 108: Gauri Gill at MoMA PS1. Lucy is also co-editor of Photography at MoMA, a three-volume history of photography at the Museum. Prior to joining the Department of Photography at MoMA, Lucy was the Whitney Lauder Curatorial Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Philadelphia, and she was a Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program (ISP).

2019 Award Package

// $5,000 Cash Award *some restrictions apply
// Complimentary participation in Review Santa Fe
// Special invitation to participate in the Art Photo Index
// Lenscratch feature
// Online exhibition at


Winner’s Gallery


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