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Content and functionality offered through this site are owned or licensed by Joy of Giving Something ("JGS"), the respective artists, or others.

Content, and layout of the site may not be copied, downloaded, or distributed in whole or in part without the express written consent of JGS, the respective artists, or other owner.


Joy of Giving Something, Inc. (JGS) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the photographic arts. Photographs from the JGS collection are made available as loans to major museums around the world.
      JGS is also committed to advancing the arts in education. Working in partnership with museums, schools, and community organizations across the country, JGS has established scholarships to support students pursuing post-secondary studies in photography or media art. Additionally, through its Resolution program, JGS provides opportunities for teens to publish and exhibit their work in the context of social awareness.

In 2007, JGS instituted the Forward Thinking Museum, a virtual space for contemporary photography. Featured videos and frequently rotating solo and group exhibitions bridge fine art, journalistic and experimental photographic genres to address complex social, political, technological, and environmental issues.
      In 2009, JGS established an international photography contest for artists eighteen years and older. Welcoming all genres of photography, the program rewarded engaged and engaging work on a wide range of subject matters, reflecting the diverse backgrounds of participants. Over the course of six years, JGS awarded a total of $81,000 to twenty-eight photographers. After a successful six-year run, the program came to a close at the end of 2015.