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SCHOLARSHIPS: DIVA PHOTOGRAPHY SCHOLARSHIP

DIVA Photography Scholarship

Offered in the Fall Semester

Mission:

 

DIVA's photographic eye on Florence and Italy is one that seeks to bring its students beyond the surface of scenes and landscapes and to train their lenses on the life teeming within such landscapes, the cultures, and the people that are present here. With this specific mission in mind, DIVA has created a scholarship that will offer a focused semester of digital photography and the unique opportunity to partake in the coordination of a community-wide photographic charity event in Florence, an important component of a yearly conference held in collaboration with Stony Brook University of the SUNY system in New York.

 

Application Criteria:

 

No prerequisites, open to all levels and fields of study

 

Motivation Essay for Application:


Applicants should write a maximum of 1000 words on the following question as an essay to be submitted along with the application form:

How do you intend to develop your photographic eye in Florence? What elements do you aspire to capture within the frame of your studies here and with what type of inspiration taken from the surrounding contexts?

 

Portfolio Requirements:

  • Portfolios must be in web page format online.
  • 12 - 20 examples of the applicant's strongest photographic images. The program focus is on digital photography but the applicant may submit examples of darkroom developed photos. These photos should not compose more than ¼ of the entire portfolio and the applicant must indicate whether the images were developed individually or by a professional lab if he or she does not have access to a darkroom.
    • The works should reflect the applicant's vision as a photographer. Different mediums are acceptable and should be submitted if the applicant is specialized or has familiarity with different areas of photography.
    • Images will be considered for visual communication, photographic technique, interpretation of creativity and perspective.

Scholar Involvement:


Scholarship winners are required to dedicate at least 10 hours per week throughout the semester, activities will be monitored by a coordinator.

DIVA Photography Scholarship – assistance with photography shows, TA, produce and curate one faculty or student produced show for the department.

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