The Will Grossman Photography Award

$7,166 of $7,500 goal

Raised by 61 people in 70 months

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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Tomorrow would be Papa's 71st birthday. In addition to the ill-advised annual tribute of eating far too much fried chicken, we're starting to reach out to donors for the fourth annual award. This photography competition has been an incredible blessing to the community of local photographers in Durham, so we hope you'll continue to support it.
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Dan Bar
50 months ago

I wish I could help. But I a low on funds now (trying to buy a camera) but I will post this to FB

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$7,166 of $7,500 goal

Raised by 61 people in 70 months
Created May 14, 2012
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SG
$100
Scott Grossman
10 months ago

From the Biscuits NCAA Tournament Pool

HS
$100
Hershey Sollod
11 months ago

Happy to help & remember

$100
Anonymous
11 months ago
SG
$200
Scott Grossman
12 months ago

Can't wait for this year's contest

$100
Leia Grossman
12 months ago

Let's make art great (again and again and again).

Dan Bar
50 months ago

I wish I could help. But I a low on funds now (trying to buy a camera) but I will post this to FB

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