The NPPF provides scholarships and grants for students and working photojournalists to advance in their craft.  We honor Michel du Cille and his commitment and vision.

Michel du Cille Memorial Print Auction

Sponsored by National Press Photographers Foundation and Northern Short Course. 

We have established the Michel du Cille Memorial Fund to commemorate the life of this renowned photojournalist, who died suddenly while on assignment for The Washington Post in Liberia. 

Michel, an NPPF board member and long-time NSC supporter, dedicated his life to documentary photojournalism. His accolades include three Pulitzer Prizes while working at the Washington Post and the Miami Herald.

The Print Auction is the main source of ongoing funding for the du Cille Fellowship and NSC scholarship.

Guidelines for Donors

  • Content – Powerful storytelling images, historic photos of note, compelling landscape or nature pictures, prize winning pictures and your favorite photos are welcome.
  • Size: If possible, 9×12 or larger with borders
  • We prefer that you print your own image and sign it. Collectors seek signed images on professional quality archival paper.
  • If you can’t supply a print, National Press Photographers Foundation (NPPF) can make a print from your JPEG file. Prints will be available at the Northern Short Course (NSC) for signing. There will also be an opportunity to sign prints in Washington, D.C. after the NSC workshop.
If you are supplying the print we need:
  • Image size you’ll print
  • Paper size and type (for example: 9×12, matte, semi-gloss, archival, ink jet, gelatin silver, etc)
  • Is it an edition? If so, numbers
  • Will it be signed? If so, where: in recto (front right) or verso (back)
  • Image name
  • Caption/Description
  • Short bio (optional)
  • Donor website (optional)
  • Date (year photo was taken)
  • JPEG files for auction website: 2000 pixels on the longest dimension
  • Donor will ship to NPPF, McLean, Virginia.

Please sign using a pencil, a Micron archival pen or similar archival ink . (Microns available at Michaels or art supply stores.)

If NPPF is making the print:
  • Prints will be made on Canon imagePROGRAF Pro-1000 printers, using Canon archival pigment ink and Canon Premium Fine Art Smooth Paper. Paper size: 13×19 or 17×22
  • Donor supplies cropped and sized JPEG files : 4000 pixels on the longest dimension (compression 9 or larger)
  • Specify image size to be printed and size of paper. It’s best to have at least one inch margins
  • Donors can sign at NSC or in Washington, D.C. after NSC.
  • Image name
  • Caption/Description
  • Short bio (optional)
  • Donor website (optional)
  • Date (year photo was taken)

This is a curated auction.

All photos will be labeled: “Terms and conditions: Prints purchased are for personal use only.”

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