Topic: W. Eugene Smith Grant

Severely mentally disabled men and women are shackled and locked away in Juba Central Prison for years on end. The new nation of South Sudan faces a tremendous challenge to build a modern country capable of caring for all of its citizens. Juba, Sudan. January 2011. Photo Robin Hammond/Panos
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Harrowing Photos of the Mentally Ill in Sub-Saharan Africa

Robin Hammond was awarded a $30,000 grant for his work documenting mental illness in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Peter van Agtmael—Magnum
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Peter van Agtmael Receives the 2012 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography

Magnum photographer Peter van Agtmael has received the 2012 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography. The annual grant aims to recognize a photographer who has “demonstrated an exemplary commitment to documenting the human condition in the spirit of Smith’s concerned photography and dedicated compassion.”

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Krisanne Johnson—Prospekt Fotografi
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Krisanne Johnson Awarded the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography

After receiving the prestigious prize Wednesday evening, Johnson writes about I Love You Real Fast, a project that documents young women’s struggles with HIV/AIDS in Swaziland.

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