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In partnership with photographer and alum, Dorie Hagler, CENTER is pleased to offer this $5,000 Award in its second year. Awarded to a female photographer*, 40 years of age and over, who uses their camera to address social justice. *Welcoming submissions from transgender and non-binary individuals.
2019 Award Recipient
Lori Hawkins, New York, NY; Too Far to Walk
From the statement – “The women of West Pokot in Kenya suffer disproportionately from poor access to health services, discrimination, and at times, victimization by harmful traditions. Many of them are affected by Female Genital Cutting (FGC), early marriage and early motherhood. Each of these practices can result in a variety of harmful complications to both babies and mothers. Kenya is considered the most dangerous place in the world to be pregnant.”
The longtime director of photography at the New York Times Magazine, Kathy Ryan has been a pioneer of combining fine art photography with photojournalism in the pages of the magazine. She has worked with the world’s best photographers, across all genres of photography. Ryan regularly brings new talent into The NYTimes Magazine’s pages. During her time there, the Magazine’s photography and videos have been recognized with numerous awards, including National Magazine Awards, SPD Gold awards, and Art Directors Club awards. Ryan led the team that produced Emmy award-winning videos in 2011 and 2012.
In 2012, Ryan began posting on Instagram her images of the poetry and beauty to be found in the office life at The New York Times. She currently has 110,000+ followers. A book of these pictures, Office Romance, was published by Aperture in 2014, and an exhibition of this work was shown at the Howard Greenberg Gallery in NYC in May 2016, the SpainMedia Gallery in Madrid in April 2017, and in Bologna, Italy in October 2015 as part of the Foto Industria festival. She is represented by Howard Greenberg Gallery.
me&EVE Award Package