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CENTER’S 2017 INTERNATIONAL AWARD WINNERS
October 20 – December 15, 2017
Marion Center for Photographic Arts, 1600 St. Michael’s Drive, Santa Fe, NM
Free and open to the public

CENTER is pleased to partner with Marion Center for Photographic Arts at the Santa Fe Univeristy of Art & Design for highlighting the 2017 international photographic award and grant recipients. The artists are exemplary of the varying approaches of contemporary photographic practice that explore some of today’s most critical issues from climate change in the South, the effects of war, migrants and family folklore are among the topics of the award winning work.

The artists will be presenting their award winning work at the Review Santa Fe Photo Festival. Please join us for engaging presentations and dialogues on Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28. Free and open to the public.

The Backpackers/Los Mochileros

Petra Barth, Alexandra, VA | The 2017 Project Launch Grant Juror’s Choice chosen by Dewi Lewis of Dewi Lewis Publishing, documents migrants crossing the border from Mexico into the United States through Nogales, AZ.

Matrilinear

Elizabeth Claffey, Bloomington, IN | 3rd Place, Director’s Choice Award chosen by Kim Sajet, Director, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian. Matrilinerar addresses embodied memory and its relationship to Identity. The images in Cla ey’s series examine family folklore and mnemonic objects passed down through generations of women.

Let Us Not Fall Asleep While Walking

David Denil, Vlaanderen, Belgium | Project Development Grant Winner chosen by Paul Moakley, Deputy Director of Photography, TIME magazine. Following the 2013 demonstrations, this project depicts the psychological state of the Ukraine while it is looking at the future haunted by its past and memory.

Into the Anthropocene

David Gardner, San Francisco, CA | 2nd Place, Director’s Choice Award chosen by Kim Sajet, Director, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian. The Dawning of a new Earth Age, this project is part of a new series that seeks to explore vast man-altered landscapes.

X post facto (equis anónimo)

Muriel Hasbun, Silver Spring, MD | 2nd Place, Curator’s Choice Award chosen by Corey Keller, Curator of Photography SF Museum of Modern Art. ‘X post facto’ is an emotional register for the artist’s experience during and a er
the Salvadoran Civil War.

Ice Formations

Ryota Kajita, Fairbanks, AK | Project Launch Grant Juror’s Choice chosen by Mazie Harris, Assit. Curator, Dept of Photography, J. Paul Getty Museum. Ice Formations captures ice ponds, lakes, and rivers in the beginning of winter in Fairbanks, Alaska.

The Unchosen Ones

R.J. Kern, Minneapolis, MN | 1st Place Curator’s Choice Award chosen by Corey Keller, Curator of Photography SF Museum of Modern Art. The project consists of over 60 portraits made at 10 Minnesota county fairs. The photographs explore the idea of what constitutes a winner allowing the viewer to decide what distinguishes these subjects.

Tropeço

Mario Lalau, Lewisville, TX | 2nd place, Exhibitor’s Choice Award chosen by Krzystof Candrowicz, Artistic Director of Hamburg Triennial of Photography. Tropeço is a photo essay of a manifesto that goes against the pasteurization of the global landscape. What is revealed are the results from the substrate of human relations, the pacts of conviviality, and the silent social/behavioral rules.

What Did the Deep Sea Say

Sara Macel, Ridgewood, NY | 3rd Place, Editor’s Choice Award chosen by Siobhan Bohnacker, Senior Photo Editor, The New Yorker. Macel uncovers a suitcase of her grandmother’s unprinted negatives and thus begins a journey to retrace a 1940’s trip to Hollywood, Florida.

Color of Love

Brendan Pattengale, Los Angeles, CA | Project Launch Grant Juror’s Choice chosen by Christy Havranek, Photo Director, Hu Post. Pattengale’s images explore the relationship of color theory and landscape.

A Year Book

Agnieszka Sosnowska, Egilsstadir, Iceland | 1st Place, Director’s Choice Award chosen by Kim Sajet, Director, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian. Sosnowska emigrated to Iceland in 2005 and teaches at a small countryside school of 40 students whom she photographs.

The Sea in the Darkness Calls

Bryan Thomas, Brooklyn, NY | 3rd Place, Curator’s Choice Award chosen by Corey Keller, Curator of Photography SF Museum of Modern Art. This project is a travelogue along the coast of a Florida physically charged by the shadow of irreversible climate change.

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