Gina Martin

Founder & Executive Director
Location: Washington DC
Nationality: American
Biography: Gina Martin worked at National Geographic for 21 years.  She is the Founder and Executive Director of the Bob and Diane  Fund — a photography grant for visual storytelling about Alzheimer's and dementia. Gina is determined to... read on
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The Bob and Diane Fund: $5000 GRANT - DEADLINE OCT. 22, 2017
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Oct 8, 2017

Established in 2016, the Bob and Diane Fund supports visual storytelling that documents Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Gina Martin founded this nonprofit in honor of her parents Bob and Diane Martin. High school sweethearts, married 49 years.  Diane died of Alzheimer’s in 2011 and Bob, her loyal caregiver died 3 months later.

This annual grant supports the completion, publication, exhibition and/or screening of photography and/or multimedia work with funding in the amount of $5,000 USD. The grantee will be announced in mid-November during National Caregiver’s Month.

Check out an interview Visura on the Fund: here.


  • Submission begin September 1, 2017.
  • The application deadline is October 22, 2017, 11:59pm EST.
  • There is no entry fee.



  • Submit 250-500 word essay in English describing the project, why this work is important to you and how you see the grant helping you complete the project.  Name the file with your initials and proposal at end (ex: GMM_Proposal).
  • Submit 15-25 images (black/white or color).  Name the file with your initials and number each image at end (ex: GMM_01, GMM_02).

Files: 72dpi, RGB, 3000 pixels on the long side, jpegs, caption each image (do not include photographer's name in the captions).

  • Submit bio and/or CV in English as PDF not to exceed 2 pages. Please be sure to include an email and phone number.  Name the file with your initials and Bio at end (ex: GMM_Bio).
  • Place essay, images and bio into a ZIP folder labeled with your initials and upload to this Dropbox folder


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