Seattle-based independent photographer Lindsey Wasson works on a story about a family who chose to self-quarantine early on due to medical conditions. The mom, Shannin Strom-Henry made the picture of Wasson on her mobile phone. Zoe, the little girl in the photo has a congenital diaphragmatic hernia and pulmonary hypertension.
Applications open at 7 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 22 and close on noon, Saturday, April 25.
COVID-19 Relief Fund Application Process
The NPPA/NPPF COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund is an initiative by the National Press Photographers Association in partnership with the National Press Photographers Foundation, our 501(c)(3) sister organization, in an effort to raise funding for NPPA members facing dire financial situations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Emergency Fund is meant to provide a small amount of one-time support to NPPA members who need immediate assistance — there are no restrictions on what the funding can cover: it can be healthcare, childcare, rent, or professional expenses.
Who can apply?
Only current members of the NPPA, whether staff or independent, who can demonstrate they derive their primary income from photography, can apply. The application will ask basic questions such as how you have been impacted and basic documentation of canceled assignments; professional references; social media handles and/or a website.