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Full Circle: 2018 CENTER Award Winners

Dec 7, 2018 - May 27, 2019

Jerry Takigawa; Memories

CENTER, the not-for-profit photographic arts and time-based media organization headquartered in Santa Fe, New Mexico, has honored, supported, and provided opportunities to gifted and talented photographers since 1994.

CENTER’s artists investigate current social, environmental, and political issues of critical global importance. CENTER’s 2018 Award and Grant winners travel to Santa Fe as part of their award package to present their artwork at the Review Santa Fe Photo Festival. The projects will also be featured in the exhibition, Full Circle: 2018 CENTER Award Winners, with images selected by Mary Anne Redding, curator at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts.

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Jeffrey Heyne; Hadley Rille and Delta with Barbed Wire Fence and Crescent Earth; 1971/2016

Elizabeth M. Claffey - Matrilinear #9

Adair Freeman Rutledge; Trail, from the series Azalea Trail Maids; archival pigment print; 2017

Elizabeth M. Claffey - Matrilinear #6

Marcus DeSieno; 52.143200, -4.394850

Elizabeth M. Claffey - Matrilinear #9

Dirk Anschutz; Paul & Leiland; 2017

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Amber Shields; Untitled; archival pigment print; 2014

Elizabeth M. Claffey - Matrilinear #9

Jerry Takigawa; Memories

Choice Awards

Each year, selected artists are awarded significant financial support in multiple categories. The Choice Awards recognize outstanding photographers working in all processes and subject matter. The awards are divided into four categories: Curator’s Choice, Editor’s Choice, Director’s Choice and a new category, The Producer’s Choice Award. For more information about each artist click on the link to their winning project.

Curator’s Choice Awards
Selected by Lisa Hostetler, PhD, Curator-in-Charge, George Eastman Museum

Director’s Choice Awards
Selected by Naomi Cass, Director, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Australia

Editor’s Choice Awards
Selected by Bridget Watson Payne, Senior Editor, Chronicle Books

Producer’s Choice Awards
Selected by Keith Jenkins, Director of Visual Journalism, NPR; formerly Supervising Senior Producer, Multimedia, NPR

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Zoe Perry-Wood; Jose & Luis, Hanging in the Balance, Portraits from the BAGLY Prom; archival pigment print; 2015

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Muriel Hasbun; Documented: The Community Blackboard (A Face for the Dream of No More Borders); 2006

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Vikesh Kapoor; On Dadi’s Roof; archival pigment print; 2007

Project Development Grant

The Project Development Grant offers financial support to fine art, documentary, or photojournalist works-in-progress. This grant is awarded to projects that are still in progress and have not been exhibited or published.

Project Development Winner
Selected by Leslie Ureña, Associate Curator of Photographs, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian

Project Launch

The Project Launch is granted to an outstanding photographer working on a fine art series or documentary project. This grant is awarded to complete or nearly completed projects that would benefit from the grant award package.

Project Launch Winner
Selected by Sarah Hermanson Meister, Curator, Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art

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Vivien Allender; Global T(w)eens Project #15; archival digital print; 2018

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Jodie Hulden; The Back Room; archival pigment print; 2015

Elizabeth M. Claffey - Matrilinear #6

Tamara Reynolds, Untitled (The Drake Motel at Night)The Drake Series; archival pigment print; 2016

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Fatemeh Baigmoradi; from the series “It’s Hard to Kill”; mixed media; 2017

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Tomas van Houtryve; Divided; single-channel video installation; 2018


Dec 7, 2018
May 27, 2019
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