photo-eye Gallery 2016 CENTER Project Winners Exhibition photo-eye Gallery is proud to exhibit select works by the 2016 CENTER grant recipients Megan E. Doherty and Elena Anosova. These grant winners were selected by an independent jury comprised of photographic professionals, and the exhibition opens during CENTER’s Review Santa Fe Photo Festival (Nov 2–6, 2016).
photo-eye Gallery is proud to exhibit select works by the 2016 CENTER grant recipients Megan E. Doherty and Elena Anosova. These grant winners were selected by an independent jury comprised of photographic professionals, and the exhibition opens during CENTER’s Review Santa Fe Photo Festival (Nov 2–6, 2016).
MEGAN E. DOHERTY – Back of the Yards
|Back of the Yards, Spring, 2014 – © Megan E. Doherty|
Megan E. Doherty is the winner of CENTER’s 2016 Project Development Grant, an award acknowledging an outstanding documentary or fine art photographic project still in progress. Doherty’s black-and-white series Back of the Yards documents the last remaining member of a tiny street ministry tending to those involved in, and victimized by, gang violence on the South and West Sides of Chicago. According to Doherty, “There are many photo projects that document urban poverty and violence, specifically gang violence, in all corners of the world. But I wanted to do more than show how this can be hell – which it surely is – I wanted to show how these people struggle through this hell trying to achieve redemption.” Megan holds a PhD from the University of Chicago and is a freelance writer and photographer whose work has appeared in Chicago Art Magazine, Gapers Block, and WBEZ Chicago Public Media among others. She currently lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.
The Project Development Grant offers financial support to fine art, documentary, or photojournalist works-in-progress. The grant includes a cash award to help complete a project as well as platforms for feedback and professional development opportunities for the work’s final stages. This grant is awarded to projects that are still in progress and have not been exhibited or published.
This year's Project Development Grant was juried by independent curator & writer Susan Bright. Susan Bright is a curator and writer. Her published books include Art Photography Now (2005), Face of Fashion (2007), How We Are: Photographing Britain (2007: co-authored with Val Williams) Auto Focus (2010) and Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood (2013). The exhibition How We Are: Photographing Britain was the first major exhibition of British photography at Tate. The exhibition of Home Truths (Photographers’ Gallery and the Foundling Museum and traveling to MoCP, Chicago and Belfast Exposed ) was named one of the top exhibitions of 2013/2014 by The Guardian and The Chicago Tribune. Bright was visiting scholar at the Art Institute Boston in 2014. She currently lives in Paris and is completing her PhD in Curatorial Studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London.
|Blessing, 2015 – © Megan E. Doherty|
|Cemetery, 2015 – Megan E. Doherty|
|Back of the Yards, Winter, 2015 – © Megan E. Doherty|
|Br. Jim, 2014 – © Megan E. Doherty|
|India, 2014 – © Megan E. Doherty|
|Food Insecurity, 2014 – © Megan E. Doherty|
ELENA ANOSOVA – Section
|Section_001, 2014 – © Elena Anosova|
CENTER's Project Launch is granted to an outstanding photographer working in 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 year's Project Launch Grant was juried by:
- Frank Kalero — Photoquai Biennale Art Director, 2013 & 2015 (Paris)Founder of magazine Ojodepez (Madrid) and Punctum (New Delhi)Co-Founder Goaphoto festival, (Goa, India)
- Alison Nordström, PhD — Independent Curator; Artistic Director, Fotofestiwal Lodz (Poland)
- Ingo Taubhorn — Curator, House of Photography Hamburg
|Section_004, 2014 – © Elena Anosova|
|Section_003, 2014 – © Elena Anosova|
|Section_025, 2014 – © Elena Anosova|
|Section_023, 2014 – © Elena Anosova|
|Section_006, 2014 – © Elena Anosova|
|Section_014, 2014 – © Elena Anosova|
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