The Bob Lynn Grant

The Bob Lynn Grant is open to residents of the United States.

Deadline for entries: March xx, 2021

Making a difference

Bob Lynn created this grant to encourage photojournalists to pursue stories that expose the side of American society that tends to be under-covered and ignored. The $4,000 Bob Lynn Grant is awarded annually to a photojournalist to aid in creating and executing a significant project that will shed light on important social issues.

That fits with Lynn’s strong belief that “our profession has a long history of helping to make a difference.”

Many famous images made during conflict have had a dramatic impact on society: Eddie Adams, street execution in Vietnam; Nick Ut, Vietnamese child, Phan Thi Kim Phuc, badly burned by napalm; Charles Moore: police dogs attacking civil rights protestors, Birmingham, Alabama.

Some photojournalists documented the human condition: Dorthea Lange’s, Migrant Mother; the afflicted, Eugene Smith’s Minamata, mercury poisoning in a Japanese fishing village; and Donna Ferrato’s domestic violence in America.

 To enter, here is what is required:  

  • Create an account using your email address in the NPPF entry system. Note: the account may be used for future NPPF grants.
  • A résumé and statement of purpose.
  • A proposed timeline and plan for completing your project
  • A portfolio of still pictures and/or videos

Please read Terms and Conditions and proceed to entry instructions



Bob and Millie Lynn