PROJECT LAUNCH GRANT

PROJECT LAUNCH GRANT

Image detail from the project Oil and Moss © Igor Tereshkov

The Project Launch is granted to an outstanding photographer working on a fine art series or documentary project. The grant includes a cash award to help complete or disseminate the works, as well as providing a platform for exposure and professional development opportunities. This grant is awarded to complete or nearly completed projects that would benefit from the grant award package.

The winner receives publication in Lenscratch, admission to Review Santa Fe portfolio reviews, and participation in a winner’s exhibition at the Pictura Gallery in Bloomington, IN.

2019 Grant Recipient

Igor Tereshkov, Moscow, Russia; Oil and Moss

2019 Honorable Mentions

Moira McDonald, San Francisco, CA; Pacifica
Dylan Hausthor & Paul Guilmoth, Peaks Island, ME; Sleep Creek

2019 Juror

Virginia Heckert
Virginia Heckert, Curator, Department of Photographs, The J. Paul Getty Museum

Virginia Heckert has been a curator of photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum since 2005, where she also served as department head from 2014-2018. In addition to organizing exhibitions on Sigmar Polke, August Sander, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Irving Penn, and Ed Ruscha from the permanent collection, she has collaborated on presentations of the photographs of Lyonel Feininger and the Bauhaus and Ray K. Metzker and the Institute of Design. The exhibitions Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography (2015) and Cut! Paper Play in Contemporary Photography (2018) addressed the materiality of contemporary approaches to the medium of photography. Prior to joining the Getty Museum, she was the inaugural Curator of Photography at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, FL (2001-2005). She received her PhD from Columbia University, New York, with a dissertation on the German modernist photographer Albert Renger-Patzsch.

2019 Award Package

FIRST PLACE
// $5,000 Cash Award *some restrictions apply
// Winners Exhibition at the Pictura Gallery in Bloomington, IN
// Complimentary participation in Review Santa Fe Photo Festival
// Presentation at Review Santa Fe Photo Festival
// Editing Workshop
// Special invitation to participate in the Art Photo Index
// Lenscratch feature
// Online exhibition at VisitCenter.org

HONORABLE MENTION (2)
// $1,000 cash award
// Complimentary participation in Review Santa Fe
// Presentation at Review Santa Fe Photo Festival
// Special Invitation to participate in the Art Photo Index (API)
// Lenscratch feature
// Online exhibition at VisitCenter.org

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