Surf photographers are invited to submit their applications to the Follow the Light Foundation (FTLF) for its annual $5,000 grant in honor of the late Larry “Flame” Moore. Entries must be received no later than Friday, April, 13, 2012.
Now in its seventh year, the FTLF recognizes photographers on the rise and helps fuel their vision. The FTLF was founded after Moore’s passing to help finance the dreams of up-and-coming surf photographers, and push the sport and its lensmen forward. Flame, a legendary Photo Editor of SURFING Magazine for more than three decades, made it a priority to teach and inspire anyone with a passion for photography.
During this year’s submission process, photographers will edit their images and cue it to the music of their choice. The “visual presentations” of the Top 5 finalists will then be shown at an awards night at the Shorebreak Hotel during the US Open of Surfing on Tues, July 31.
The FTLF has helped propelled the careers of many talented photographers, including 2011 recipient Duncan McFarlane, who is now a staff photographer for SURFING Magazine, 2010 recipient Morgan Maassen, a SURFER staffer and is quickly becoming the surf world’s freshest eye, and 2007 winner Matt Clark, a professional photographer based in New York, specializing in fine art surf, travel and documentary photography. Additionally, former winners Chris Burkard, Todd Glaser and Ray Collins are three of the most prolific and talented photographers in the sport today, and they all give credit to Flame and FTLF for helping their dream job come true.
To submit an application, contact Peter Taras (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jeremiah Klein (email@example.com). Applicants must be present at awards ceremony in order to win.
The application along with rules and regulations can be found on the FTLF website.