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2016 CENTER Project Winners Exhibition


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
VIEW Back of the Yards  •  Read More about Back of the Yards  • Visit Megan E. Doherty's Website 

ELENA ANOSOVA – Section


Section_001, 2014 – © Elena Anosova
Elena Anosova is the winner of CENTER’s 2016 Project Launch Grant, which is awarded to an outstanding photographer with a complete, or nearly complete, fine art or documentary project. Anosova’s Section is a series of color portraits focusing on the emotional toll experienced by female inmates in Russian prisons. Section is one part of a trilogy by Anosova centered around the lives of women in closed institutions; an interest brought about by her time spent in a rehabilitation boarding school as a teenager. In Section, it was important for Anosova to “try and catch the woman’s inward, self-isolating gaze, their faces and gestures deformed by the constant watchful presence of prison authorities and cellmates …” Elena Anosova is currently based in Moscow, a graduate of the Rodchenko Art School, and is a two-time winner of the Anderi Stenin International Press Photo Contest. This is Elena’s first exhibition in the United States.

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

VIEW Section on CENTER's Website   •  Read More about Section  •  Visit Elena Anosova's Website

For more information, and to purchase prints, please contact the Gallery Staff at 505.988.5152 x 202 or gallery@photoeye.com

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