The Luminous Endowment
Michael Reichmann – founder and principal owner of the Luminous Landscape.
Three years before his death this past May, Michael conceived & founded the Luminous Endowment. His idea and passion was ‘to pay it forward’* by providing funding to deserving photographers for future and developing projects. With his ‘seed’ funding to the Endowment through his stunning Michael Reichmann – a Twenty Year Photography Retrospective book, Michael has been able to attract funding from generous individuals and corporations that now fund eleven different Grants. The Endowment encourages donations both large and small. The Luminous Endowment is a not-for-profit charity under section 501(c)(3) of the United States tax code.
Twice a year the Luminous Endowment awards grants to photographers based on project submissions to one of those eleven Grants. Today, we are delighted to announce the Winners of the second series of Luminous Endowment Grants for 2016. In this second half of 2016, there were nine grants open to competition.
The standard of submissions was higher than ever and the competition fierce with many compelling entries from countries around the world. Our deep thanks and respect to all those who submitted Grant applications, to the Jury members who judged the nearly two hundred submissions and of course, to the individuals and corporations who fund the Grants.
Winners have been contacted by email and a follow up will happen before the end of August, 2016
Check out the winning submissions by clicking on the project title or photograph below.
Michael Reichmann Grant
“An American Family”
by Zachary Roberts
Luminous Landscape Grant
“The Retail Landscape”
by Drew Harty
The Southern Exposure Grant
by Dustin Angell
LensWork Publication Skills Grant
“Publication Design Grant”
by Eric Myrvaagnes
The Mylio Grant
“The Things We Leave Behind”
by Ana V Ramirez
The Greater China Grant
“Made in China”
by Kai Loeffelbein
Alan J. Zelina Emerging Young Photographer Grant
“Homeless at the End”
by Daniel Lombardi
The Explore Armenia Grant
“Armenia: Off the beaten paths”
by Hayk Melkonyan
DxO One Grant
“Road to Nyapyidaw”
by Vivek Prabhu
The next round of Luminous Endowment Grants will be awarded in early 2017 and the start of the new Grant application period will be announced here and on the Luminous Endowment website in the Fall of 2016.
To learn more about the Luminous Endowment and the Grants available, please visit the Endowment website
*Paying it Forward
“In the order of nature we cannot render benefits to those from whom we receive them, or only seldom. But the benefit we receive must be rendered again, line for line, deed for deed, cent for cent, to somebody.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson (1841)
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