Exhibition begins: Friday, December 7, 2018 6pm – 10pm
Venue: Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Gallery A
Winners Panel Discussion: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 – 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Venue: Lecture Hall
CENTER’s artists investigate current social, environmental, and political issues of critical global importance. CENTER’s 2018 Award and Grant winners projects are featured in the exhibition, Full Circle: 2018 CENTER Award Winners, with images selected by Mary Anne Redding, curator at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts.
Jeffrey Heyne; Hadley Rille and Delta with Barbed Wire Fence and Crescent Earth; 1971/2016
Adair Freeman Rutledge; Trail, from the series Azalea Trail Maids; archival pigment print; 2017
Marcus DeSieno; 52.143200, -4.394850
Dirk Anschutz; Paul & Leiland; 2017
Amber Shields; Untitled; archival pigment print; 2014
Jerry Takigawa; Memories
Each year, selected artists are awarded significant financial support in multiple categories. The Choice Awards recognize outstanding photographers working in all processes and subject matter. The awards are divided into four categories: Curator’s Choice, Editor’s Choice, Director’s Choice and a new category, The Producer’s Choice Award. For more information about each artist click on the link to their winning project.
- Curator’s Choice Awards
- Selected by Lisa Hostetler, PhD, Curator-in-Charge, George Eastman Museum
- Director’s Choice Awards
- Selected by Naomi Cass, Director, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Australia
- 1st Place: Fatemeh Baigmoradi, Albuquerque, NM; It’s Hard to Kill
- 2nd Place: Marcus DeSieno, Ellensburg, WA; No Man’s Land: Views From a Surveillance State
- 3rd Place: Zoe Perry-Wood, Lexington, MA; Hanging in the Balance, Portraits from the BAGLY Prom
- Editor’s Choice Awards
- Selected by Bridget Watson Payne, Senior Editor, Chronicle Books
- Producer’s Choice Awards
- Selected by Keith Jenkins, Director of Visual Journalism, NPR; formerly Supervising Senior Producer, Multimedia, NPR
Project Development Grant
- The Project Development Grant offers financial support to fine art, documentary, or photojournalist works-in-progress. This grant is awarded to projects that are still in progress and have not been exhibited or published.
- Project Development Winner
- Selected by Leslie Ureña, Associate Curator of Photographs, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian
- • Vikesh Kapoor, Los Angeles, CA; See You At Home
Project Launch Grant
- The Project Launch is granted to an outstanding photographer working on a fine art series or documentary project. This grant is awarded to complete or nearly completed projects that would benefit from the grant award package.
- Project Launch Winner
- Selected by Sarah Hermanson Meister, Curator, Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art
- • Tamara Reynolds, Nashville, TN; The Drake