2019 Winners Exhibition

2019 Winners Exhibition

Image from the series "You and Me On A Sunny Day" © Rocky McCorkle, 2019 Multimedia Award Winner

2020 Winners Exhibtion cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions

Opening Night: Friday, December 6, from 5pm-8pm
Venue: Pictura Gallery, 202 S. Rogers Street, Bloomington, IN
Exhibition Dates: December 6, 2019 – February 1, 2020
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10am-5:30, Saturday 10am-7pm

CENTER’s 2019 Award and Grant winners projects are featured in the exhibition, 2019 CENTER Santa Fe Award Winners Exhibition, with images selected by Mia Diaglish & Lisa Woodard, curators at the Pictura Gallery. The Award and Grant winning projects investigate current issues like segregation, historical stereotypes, coming-of-age, maternal mortality, and more.


Cody Cobb; Rift, from the project “Strange Land”

Rania Matar; Nour #2, Beirut Lebanon, from the project “SHE”

The Choice Awards

Curator’s Choice Award // Selected by juror Makeda Best, Curator of Photography, Harvard Art Museum
• 1st Place: Rich Frishman, Langley, WA; Ghosts of Segregation
• 2nd Place: Cody Cobb, Seattle, WA; Strange Land
• 3rd Place: Astrid Jahnsen, Palo Alto, CA; Backdrop

Director’s Choice Award // Selected by juror Monica Allende, Artistic Director, Getxophoto International Festival & Independent Curator
• 1st Place: Lesia Maruschak, Ontario, Canado; MARIA
• 2nd Place: Tara Cronin, Captain Hook, HI; Thens
• 3rd Place: Maria Sturm, Berlin, Germany; You Don’t Look Native to Me

Editor’s Choice Award // Selected by juror MaryAnne Golon, Director of Photography, The Washington Post
• 1st Place: Rania Matar, Brookline, MA; SHE
• 2nd Place: Kitra Cahana, Quebec, Canada; Caravana Migrante
• 3rd Place: Xan Padron, New York, NY; Time Lapse

Excellence in Multimedia Award // Selected by juror Makeda Best, Curator of Photography, Harvard Art Museum
• 1st Place: Rocky McCorkle, Campbell, CA; You and Me on a Sunny Day
• 2nd Place: Annette Fournet, Memphis, TN; Strange Land
• 3rd Place: Kevin Mooney, Palo Alto, CA; 366247•2012

me&EVE Award

Selected by juror Kathy Ryan, Director of Photography, The New York Times Magazine
Winner: Lori Hawkins, New York, NY; Too Far to Walk

Project Launch Grant

Selected by juror Virginia Heckert, Curator, Department of Photographs, The J. Paul Getty Museum
Winner: Igor Tershkov, Moscow, Russia; Oil and Moss
Honorable Mention: Moira McDonald, San Francisco, CA; Pacifica
Honorable Mention: Dylan Hausthor & Paul Guilmoth, Peaks Island, ME; Sleep Creek

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