The Snider Prize is a purchase award given to emerging artists as they leave graduate school. MoCP’s curatorial staff will select three artists for this award: one winner will receive $2,000, and two honorable mentions will each receive $500. These funds will go toward the purchase of work to be added to MoCP’s permanent collection. The award forms a part of the museum’s ongoing commitment to support new talent in the field of contemporary photography.  The prize is open to MFA students currently in their last year of study at an accredited program of study, and is sponsored by MoCP patrons Lawrence K. and Maxine Snider.   

The 2015 award recipients will be announced on May 1, 2015. Please contact for more information.


2014 Snider Prize award recipient Hyounsang Yoo, from Smoke and Mirrors, 2013.