The MacDowell Colony, a non-profit artist residency program in New Hampshire, has named Nan Goldin as the 2012 Edward MacDowell Medal recipient.
Each year The MacDowell Colony honors “an individual artist who has made outstanding contribution to his/her field.” Past winners include Robert Frank, Edward Hopper, Joan Didion, Thornton Wilder and I.M. Pei. On August 12, 2012, Goldin will receive the prestigious award.
Goldin, 58, is best known for her gritty self-portraits and documentary photographs of fringe subcultures in New York City during the Seventies and Eighties. The images often depicted drug use, violence, domestic abuse and sexual situations, and are collectively known as “The Ballad of Sexual Dependency.” Goldin has been the subject of two major exhibitions, one at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1996 and the other at the Centre Pompidou in 2001.
Mary F. Calvert, Kirsten Luce, Katie Orlinsky, Sergey Ponomarev and Jonathan Torgovnik have each won a $10,000 grant from Getty Images through its annual Grants for Editorial Photography program. The program aims to “showcase and support powerful and inspiring photojournalism projects,” says Getty Images, which announced the winners today. Ponomarev, based in Moscow, was recognized for his... More ›
Six photographers have been awarded the 2016 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship (IPF) grants from the Aaron Siskind Foundation: Sam Contis of Oakland, CA Holly Lynton of Pioneer Valley, MA Raymond Meeks of Portland, OR RaMell Ross of Providence, RI A 2014 PDN’s 30, Bryan Schutmaat of Hilltop Lakes, TX Danny Wilcox Frazier of Iowa City, IA Offered to U.S. artists working in still photography and photography-based media, the... More ›
Photographer Jessica Eve Rattner has been named the winner of the 2016 CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Photography, awarded by Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies (CDS). Rattner won for “House of Charm,” her project documenting the life of her neighbor, Lee, who is now 80 years old and has lived alone in in her... More ›