Alan Hagman was a beloved and accomplished picture editor who also was a longtime NPPA member. His family has established a grant in his name to support in-depth documentary projects by working professionals or photojournalism students. Photo courtesy Los Angeles Times
The family of Alan Hagman announces the Alan Hagman Photojournalism Grant in his memory.
The $5,000 grant, to be awarded annually, will be based at the National Press Photographers Foundation. The application process is expected to begin on January 11, 2020, Alan’s birthday. The call for entries will be open on February 11, with a tentative closing date of April 11, 2020.
The family requests donations be made in Alan’s name to the National Press Photographers Foundation on the donor webpage: nppf.org/alan-hagman.
Alan was a photographer, editor and Emmy Award-winning multimedia producer whose work has been recognized by Pictures of the Year International, the National Press Photographers Association, the Society for Newspaper Design, Pulitzer team awards and the Webby Awards. In 2019, Alan and Marcus Yam received the RFK Humanitarian Award for International Photography.
He died Nov. 11 at home in Long Beach, California, of a cardiovascular event. He had been in good health, and his passing was a sudden and unexpected shock to his family, friends and colleagues.
Tom Hardin, NPPF president, noted, “This grant memorializes not only Alan’s stunning work during his photojournalism career but also the impact he had on others while serving as a photo editor and deputy director of photography at the Los Angeles Times.”
Rick Loomis, a longtime close friend at the Los Angeles Times, said of Alan, “He was always — and I mean always, always, always — the nicest person in the room.”
His sister Jennifer Hagman reflected that “Alan was so talented, yet very humble. He was a passionate advocate of the free press, the Los Angeles Times and the critical role of photographers in documenting problems of the disadvantaged, social justice and bringing national and global perspectives to Times readers. The Alan Hagman Grant will support photographers in carrying forward his dedication to these endeavors.”
Alan is survived by his parents, Frances Hagman and Bill Hagman; a sister, Dr. Jennifer Hagman her husband; Don Hazell; and his niece Marisa Hazell and nephew Nick Hazell. Alan was deeply loved and will be missed by so many. ■
- Applicants will need to submit a proposal no longer than two pages that details the focus and significance of the project you are interested in working on. The proposal needs to include a time frame for completion of the project as well as any outlets you are targeting for publication of the completed project.
- A still picture portfolio consisting of up to 20 pictures or picture stories uploaded to our online portfolio system is also a required part of your application. Picture stories can be submitted as part of the portfolio and will count as one entry.
- Entrants must be U.S. residents.
- Lastly, a resume of your professional accomplishments is required, including descriptions of completed photo projects, awards and recognitions.
-n A panel of judges made up of esteemed colleagues from throughout Alan’s photojournalism career will decide on the recipient. The criteria for choosing a winner will be based on the strength of the proposal, the quality of the past work and the potential impact of the completed story.