10×10 Photobooks is pleased to announce the launch of a new program of annual photobook research grants to encourage and support scholarship on under-explored topics in photobook history. The first year’s theme expands on 10×10’s forthcoming project What They Saw: Historical Photobooks by Women, 1843 to 1999 that will launch in Fall 2021 in association with the New York Public Library and will include a touring reading room, publication, and series of public events.
10×10’s photobook research grant application is now open through March of 2021 and accepts submissions related to research and scholarship that seeks to fill gaps and supply missing information in the history of women and photobooks from 1843 to 1999. The concept of the photobook is interpreted in the widest sense possible: classic bound books, portfolios, personal albums, unpublished books, zines, and scrapbooks. Research topics may include, but are not limited to: significant but lesser-known photobooks by women, women book-makers in underrepresented regions, women uncredited for their contributions, women in book publishing and women photobook designers and publishers, etc.
10×10 Photobooks will award 2 grants per year, in the amount of $1,500 each which will be paid in increments during the course of the project.
Grantees are expected to produce a presentation and a paper within a year of the grant being awarded. Paper needs to be in English. Grantees will be assigned a contact/mentor. 10×10 will also assist where able and desired with in-progress review, identifying information, making introductions, etc. The result of the research will be presented and discussed during an event organized by 10×10 Photobooks (a zoom online event and as possible a physical gathering at a relevant festival/fair/conference).
10×10 will be granted the right to publish the resulting paper online and in print in a 10×10 publication. The writer retains copyright and after your work is presented/published by 10×10, you are free to republish it, or to give others permission to republish it. We ask that if you do so, you credit it as follows: [article name] by [author] was supported by 10×10 Photobooks.
Applications are open to anyone (researchers, writers, editors, curators, etc), regardless of academic discipline, degree, affiliation or nationality. Applicants must be proficient in spoken and written English.