2018 Archive of Documentary Arts Collection Award

I am pleased to announce that I was chosen as one the 2018 recipients of the Archive of Documentary Arts Collection Award for my project, Black Picket Fences.

The Archive of Documentary Arts is committed to diversifying its collection in order to better reflect the multitude of viewpoints and communities from which work is being made in the documentary arts today. Selected photographers receive a $4500.00 honorarium to print a body of work which will be acquired by the Archive of Documentary Arts and added to our permanent collection. Selected work will be preserved at the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University, and available for use by students, faculty, and independent researchers. The ADA also promotes collection material through exhibition and a variety of public programs.

I am honored to have my work chosen for the collection, and even more honored to have it be apart of one that is so dedicated to diversifying it’s portfolio. I would like to give special thanks to Lisa McCarty for helping me so much over the past few months prepare for the collection. I would also like to thank Colette Veasey-Cullors, Nate Larson, Jefferson Steele, Lynn Silverman, and the entire MICA Photo Department for helping me through the beginning stages of the work, allowing me to print and use the space, and for always supporting me in whatever endeavors I begin! I would also love to thank each and every participant who made the project what it is; it’s not over, but this was an amazing reception to a project I spent an in depth year and a half working on.

*Printing for this acquisition was made possible by the #MICAphoto Alumni Project Support Pilot Program

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