The Project Development Grant provides financial support to a fine art, documentary, or photojournalistic work-in-progress. Assisting one photographer to help complete their project, the grant provides platforms for professional development.
• $5,000 Grant
• Professional Development Workshop Admission
• Review Santa Fe Admission and Project Presentation
• Group Exhibition of Award & Grant Winners at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
• Project Publication with Lenscratch & Feature Shoot
• Inclusion in the CENTER Image Library & Archive
Maximilian Thuemler, Brooklyn, NY; Born From the Limb
From the project statement – “The ongoing project Born From the Limb is invested in the correlation of labor, land, and migration. Focusing on the coastal regions of South Carolina and Georgia, the work touches ground at a vaguely defined point of black origin in the United States. Utilizing a combination of self-portraiture, still life, and landscape imagery, the pictures filter popular culture, folklore, myth, and art history in search of fragments related to the historic and contemporary narratives surrounding our understanding of blackness within the context of Americana. By referencing and reproducing found images of regional romanticism and combining them with photographic traces of a scarred landscape, the work seeks to highlight the discrepancy of local legacies.”
Karen Irvine – Chief Curator & Deputy Director, Museum of Contemporary Photography
Karen Irvine is Chief Curator and Deputy Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago. She has organized over fifty-five exhibitions of contemporary photography at the MoCP and other venues and specializes in exhibitions with a justice focus. She has contributed her writings to numerous art magazines, anthologies, and monographs.