Image detail of Richard, from the project "Livin' the Dream" © Justin Maxon, 2020 Development Grant Winner

The Project Development Grant provides financial support to fine art, documentary, or photojournalistic works in progress. Assisting a photographer to help complete their project, the grant provides platforms for professional development in the work’s final stages.

Applications are closed for the 2021 Calls for Entry

Career Advancement Package

// $5,000 Grant
// Professional Development Workshop Admission
// Complimentary participation and presentation at Review Santa Fe
// Project Publication in Lenscratch
// Online exhibition at


© Stacey-Rain Strickler

Arpad Kovacs – Assistant Curator, Department of Photographs, J. Paul Getty Museum

Arpad Kovacs is an assistant curator in the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum. His exhibitions have focused on twentieth-century and contemporary photography, with a specific interest in conceptual practices and time-based media. A graduate of Queen’s University and York University, Arpad arrived at the Getty Museum in 2011. He organized the monographic exhibitions Hiroshi Sugimoto: Past Tense (2014); Werner Herzog: Hearsay of the Soul (2014); Richard Learoyd: In the Studio (2016), as well as thematic shows, including In Focus: Play (2014); In Focus: Animalia (2015); Breaking News: Turning the Lens on Mass Media (2016); Mapping Space: Recent Acquisitions in Focus (2019); Encore: Reenactment in Contemporary Photography (2019); In Focus: Platinum Photographs (2020). He is currently working on an exhibition and accompanying publication that will survey the work of German/American artist Uta Barth.


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