A photography scholarship worth £4,000 has been launched by the University of Bolton, with support from a local Rotary Club.
Application deadline is 1 September 2009
The scholarship is for a recent postgraduate photography student, who lives in the North West, to produce a series of photographs based on images in the Humphrey Spender Worktown archive at Bolton Museum and Art Gallery. The theme for the 2009 – 10 scholarship is ‘holidays’.
The final set of photographs will be displayed in an exhibition at Bolton Museum and Art Gallery in 2010 and the photographer will also deliver a paper at the third Photography and Leisure Conference to be held early in 2010.
Ian Beesley, Programme Leader for the MA in Photography at the University, said: ‘This is a wonderful opportunity for a documentary photographer to develop their
work and we are delighted to have received funding to support this project. This new scholarship will play a key role in continuing research and development on the Worktown archive, which is an important part of the history of photography and a major asset to the town of Bolton.’
For more information on the Humphrey Spender John Marriott Scholarship for Social documentary Photography, contact Ian Beesley at the University of Bolton on 01204 903362 or email@example.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. Closing date for applications is 1 September 2009.