About the Grant

Left to right: Benefit honoree Masha Gessen, 2018-2019 Giard Fellow Roberto Tondopó, benefit guest, former Giard Foundation President Carl Sylvestre.


We are pleased to announce a new partnership with Queer|Art to provide a grant of $10,000 to support the creation of work by emerging LGBTQ+ photographers. The newly established Robert Giard Grant for Emerging LGBTQ+ Photographers is made possible entirely through support provided by The Robert Giard Foundation.

Previously known as The Robert Giard Fellowship (2008-2018), the newly relaunched grant is named in honor of photographer Robert Giard (1939-2002), a portrait, landscape, and figure photographer whose work focused on LGBTQ+ lives and issues. In partnership with Queer|Art, the grant focuses on supporting emerging LGBTQ+ photographers whose projects address issues of sexuality, gender, or LGBTQ+ identity.

Applications close November 24.

Learn more about the grant and apply.