Awards & Grants - Past

Grants awarded by the foundation from 1996 - 2012 have included:

Michael Heffernan
funding for his book of photographs and interviews -  Streets:London's Young Homeless

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

Derby Community Arts
funding for photography workshops

George Wright
funding for his book South Crofty - The Wheal of Hope

Tricia Morrissey
funding for her exhibition WWM at Tom Blau Gallery.


Gautier Deblonde
towards the cost of his book of photographs from the film Morvern Callar

Michael Heffernan
towards the cost of his book Streets : London's Young Homeless

Photo London
towards the costs of this photo event

Jillian Edelstein
towards the costs of producing photographs for her book on the Sangomas which is now to be included in her
upcoming photo-biography - Here and There : An Expedition of Sorts

2009/ 2010 /2011
National Media Museum
part funding of the Bursary Awards

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 / 2010 / 2011
to support self expression using photography in different communities.

2012 / 2013 / 2014

Edmund Clark

Funding for further photography for his book on Extraordinary Rendition - the apprehension and extrajudicial transfer of a person from one country to another.

Building on his award-winning work about Guantanamo Bay, Ed isnow working on this project which combines documents related to extraordinary rendition with photography of and around black sites, proxy sites, support sites and the homes of rendered men. The work will explore the scale and opaqueness of rendition and the experience of the men caught up in this compendium of complicity.
The work is based on a collaboration with the main investigator in the UK who has spent years compiling the documents piecing together the traces of the rendered, their handlers and the places they have been.

The work will visualise and display the material representing both the paper trail of evidence (documents,flight data, found images, secret service reports, accounts and drawings by detainees), and the enormity ofthe convoluted task undertaken in compiling it. The documents, many of which are previously unpublished,and photographs will be presented as both parts of the evidential paper trail and as compelling visual objects which communicate through the power of their appearance.

The work will be part of a book and sown as a touring exhibition.

Jo Longhurst for the catalogue for her exhibition - Other Spaces

Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales 16 June - 30 September 2012 

Ffotogallery, Cardiff, Wales 19 October - December 2012

This body of work further develops Jo's interest in Perfection. The project has evolved from her previous body of work, The Refusal - a study of the British Whippet with a focus on conventions of portraiture, a perfect body form, and the contradictory controlling/loving relationship between human and dog. She has now switched her enquiry from the ideal body to the perfect performance exploring the physical and emotional experiences of elite gymnasts in training and competition.

National Gallery - 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. It will provide the opportunity to see much-loved Old Master paintings alongside exceptional examples of early and contemporary photography. It will present major photographers working today who trace their sources back to 19th century photography and often, surprisingly, to more distant art historic traditions.

National Portrait Gallery
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2012 / 8 November 2012 - 17 February 2013. This year, and for the two following years, the foundation - as part of the Taylor Wessing - will give a John Kobal New Work Award to a photographer under 30 who will be selected by the foundationfrom around 60 photographers selected for this exhibition by the NPG's judges. The winning photographer will undertake a commission for the NPG to photograph a sitter connected with the UK film industry.

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.

This is the fourth year, abd 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.