The Project Launch Grant supports a complete or nearly completed documentary or fine art series. The grant provides financial support and platforms for professional development opportunities for one photographer.
• $5,000 Grant
• Professional Development Workshop Admission
• Review Santa Fe Admission and Project Presentation
• Award + Grant Winners Exhibition at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
• Project Publication with Lenscratch & Feature Shoot
• Inclusion in the CENTER Image Library & Archive
David Walter Banks, Atlanta, GA; Practice Resurrection
From the project statement – “Our system has failed us, but there is another way. One of resurrection. Resurrection of our soil and the biodiversity of our lands. Resurrection of our communities, our connection to the land, and our physical well-being. A way that nourishes our bodies while saving our earth, and leaves no one behind. This project is a celebration of those who share that vision and dare to act on it.”
Grace Deveney – David C. and Sarajean Ruttenberg Associate Curator of Photography and Media, Art Institute of Chicago
Grace Deveney is a curator and art historian. Previously, she was the Associate Curator of Prospect.5: Yesterday we said tomorrow, a New Orleans-based contemporary art triennial (2021). Until 2019, she was Assistant Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Exhibitions at the MCA include Christina Quarles (2021) Direct Message: Art, Language, and Power (2019) and Groundings (2018; with Tara Aisha Willis), as well as presentations of the work of Paul Pfeiffer, Amanda Williams, and Ania Jaworska. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Art History at Northwestern University.