“LUCEO is united in a common belief that, through these times of change, the still image continues to be relevant. We believe that history extends beyond the news-cycle, and that ordinary people and personal struggle are avenues through which we can explore the bigger issues facing our world. It is with this purpose that we have created the LUCEO Images Project Fund and the LUCEO Student Project Award.
LUCEO Images Project Fund:
LUCEO believes in actively encouraging the completion of significant personal bodies of work, which lack funding through mainstream outlets. In pursuit of this goal, LUCEO will contribute a percentage of all editorial, commercial and corporate commissions toward the LUCEO Images Project Fund. This fund exists solely to support the long-term projects of LUCEOâ€™s member photographers.
Every commission allows our clients to support significant photographic work.
LUCEO Student Project Award:
LUCEO also believes that developing photographers need support. To advance this cause, LUCEO pledges a portion of this fund towards the LUCEO Student Project Award. This award will be disbursed annually to a talented student photographer in support of a significant and developing body of work.
This yearâ€™s recipient will receive $1,000 along with mentorship for the project from one LUCEO member.
The deadline for receipt of applications is 11:59pm EST May 15, 2010. Finalists will be announced in late May. A select panel will judge from the ten finalists and the winner will be announced in June.Â Go here for more information about the application process.
LUCEO Images is:
David Walter Banks, Kendrick Brinson, Matt Eich, Kevin German, Tim Lytvinenko, Daryl Peveto, Matt Slaby
LUCEO is a photographer owned and operated cooperative established with the goal of supporting the significant work of its members. LUCEO produces the highest quality commercial and editorial photography and works to provide creative nourishment to our member photographers.