The du Cille Fellowship
“Trust – Dignity – Respect”

A Fellowship in support of the highest standards of visual journalism.

The National Press Photographers Foundation (NPPF) is pleased to provide a $15,000 annual fellowship to honor the memory of Michel du Cille, a dedicated photojournalist who died while covering the Ebola crisis in Liberia. Our goal is to encourage photojournalists to cover topics of great importance in today’s changing world.

Michel’s photographs touched audiences in ways words alone never reach. They crossed boundaries of every kind and connected us to deeper truths.

The du Cille, a premier fellowship, established for a professional photojournalist, will honor and reflect the highest professional and personal standards of photojournalist Michel du Cille.

He went where others would not go, and showed respect to all he met. His images spoke eloquently and directly. He was diligent in pursuit of the truth. His work and his life set the measure of The du Cille.

The completed work should be a substantive, in-depth exploration of the recipient’s project that meets the highest standards of contemporary storytelling.

NPPF will provide a coordinator for The du Cille recipient to update their progress and timeline at least once a month. The coordinator will be available upon request to assist in completing the project.

The du Cille Fellowship is open to professional photojournalists who are legal residents of the United States.

The National Press Photographers Foundation will administer The du Cille Fellowship.