The Will Grossman Photography Award

UPDATE: For the past four years, the Will Grossman Memorial Photography Award has showcased and rewarded some of the most interesting and ambitious work being done by North Carolina photographers. We'd like to keep the Award going for another year, and have plans to host the award again at the Through This Lens Gallery on Saturday, April 8, 2017.

Click here to read an article about the first annual award

SOME BACKGROUND: As most of you know, my father Will, who passed away on April 7, 2012 was an extremely talented photographer.  Earlier that year, a retrospective of his work was on display at Through This Lens photo gallery in
Durham, NC. Around that time, he had a discussion with the gallery owner, Roylee Duvall, about sponsoring a photo contest for local photographers.  Sadly, he did not get to see this idea come to fruition.  However, his friends Rose Mills and Jeff Collins, with the support of our family, have honored my father's memory and his particular love for this art form by establishing The Will Grossman Photography Award.

We think Papa would have been very pleased to know that his name will be associated with this artistic recognition of local photographers. 

Our goal is to be able to perpetuate this annual photography contest for many years to come.  The contest will be administrated by Roylee and, of course, donors will be notified when the winners are announced and the work is displayed at Through This Lens.

While your contribution is in no way expected, if you would like to participate in this memorial tribute, please make a contribution here, or send a check made out to The Will Grossman Photography Award (an account has been opened at Bank of America) and mail it to:

c/o Lynne Grossman, 712B Constitution Drive, Durham, NC 27705.

Please note that contributions made through this Web site are subject to a 5% convenience fee. Mailing a check, I know, is inconvenient, so it's up to you.

Thank you in advance for your generous support of this tribute to Will.

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Seth R. Grossman 
Los Angeles, CA
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