Nigel Poor and photography collaborators Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman have each won $5,000 ($10,000 total) as part of the 2016 John Gutmann Photography Fellowship—an annual award given to emerging creative photographers. The award honors the late John Gutmann, a Bay Area photographer who captured everyday scenes of American life during the mid to late 1900’s.
Poor, a photographer and photography professor based in San Francisco, is recognized for her work documenting life inside the San Quentin prison. Her project includes making prints from the prison’s archive which she then shares with the incarcerated men who interpret and physically interact with the photographs. “The evocative results house memory, personal experience, and gives voice to an invisible population,” says curator Reagan Louie, one of the judges of the Gutmann Fellowship.
Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman‘s project, Geolocation, uses publicly available embedded GPS information in Twitter updates to track the locations of user posts. They then make photographs to mark the location in the real world. For example, they photographed sites linked to #ThanksPutinForThis in St. Petersburg and Moscow. “Innovative and resourceful, they are exploring the various ways new media, digital, social are being deployed [and] consumed,” says Louie.
Photographer Richard Misrach and Sandra Phillips, emeritus curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, served with Louie on the jury for this year’s Fellowship award.
Bryan Denton and Sergey Ponomarev have won the 2017 Robert Capa Gold Medal Award for courage and enterprise in photographic reporting abroad, the Overseas Press Club (OPC) announced yesterday. The two photojournalists shared the award for their coverage of fighting in Iraq to reclaim territory from ISIS. The work of both photographers was published by... More ›
The HIPA foundation has announced that Arash Yaghmaian has won the $120,000 Grand Prize in the sixth annual Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Awards (HIPA). A visual artist who focuses on socio-political and cultural issues, Yaghmaian was born in Iran and now lives in New York City. His winning image, Landfill Ballerina, was made in Guwahati, India,... More ›
Belgian photographer Kevin Faingnaert has won the 2017 ZEISS Photography Award for his project, “Føroyar,” a series about life on remote and sparsely populated villages on the Faroe Islands (an archipelago located between Iceland and Norway in the North Atlantic Ocean). The prize includes more than $3,100 US to complete the project. Faingnaert will also receive over... More ›