Genres Photography

[hyphen] Americans

Anderson-Staley, Keliy

Year Grant Awarded: 2010

This series of over 500 collodion tintypes portraits draws attention to the fact that images of ourselves exist within a history of images, and challenges photography's historical role in defining human difference. Read More

Just Like Us

Ann Rosen Photography

Year Grant Awarded: 2016

I developed a digital photography program for women living in shelters in Brooklyn and Rochester, NY. Mastering these skills empowered them as they struggled with homelessness and poverty. My photographic portraits of these women will be exhibited at Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY in 2020. Read More

Aliza Augustine-Photographic Constructions

Augustine, Aliza

Year Grant Awarded: 2012

Aliza Augustine’s series of photographs entitled Playing Grown Up and Is It Safe are narratives using miniature dolls. The Puffin Grant helped pay for printing and mounting photographs for a solo show at the Monmouth Museum in Lincroft, Read More

E Pluribus Unum: Dinétah

Axle Projects

Year Grant Awarded: 2016

This free mobile portrait studio was in locations on and near the Navajo Nation for two weeks, creating over 800 photo portraits. One copy of each was distributed to each participant; another was pasted to the exterior of the gallery-studio. Read More

In the Fields of the North / En los campos del norte

Bacon, David

Year Grant Awarded: 2017

In the Fields of the North tells the story of the migration, grinding poverty yet vibrant culture of indigenous Mexican farmworkers on the Pacific Coast. Read More

Intermarried

Ben-Zion, Yael

Year Grant Awarded: 2012

“Intermarried” explores the notion, and questions the implications, of intermarriage. I initiated the project by sending a message to my New York neighborhood’s online parent group inviting couples who define themselves as ‘mixed’ to participate. Read More

Dryland Water (2014)

Benedict, Bremner

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

Natural springs, a vital origin of life in the desert, dammed river reservoirs, and dry lakebeds exist as oases in the American Southwest’s deserts. My photographs combine B&W and color to emphasize the life and death the struggle through time of dim Read More

Gridlines

Benedict, Bremner

Year Grant Awarded: 2010

Gridlines images are of electrical towers and lines stretching across open spaces in the American West. These photographs unsettle the viewer’s preconceptions of reality, by revealing patterns of beauty within a subject culturally regarded as ugly. Read More

New York is Beautiful (working title, 2014)

Brown-Osborne, Tyrone

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

New York is Beautiful examines the cultural, economic and ecological challenges facing small-scale farmers and homesteaders while also exploring comparative notions about race, class and identity. Read More

The Big Cover Up

Bush, Diane aka Olson-Baskin, Diane

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

Satirical "ImBLEACHments of political figures are incorporated into woven blankets that are then given away to Occupiers, and the homeless. These satirical portraits are photographed off the TV, printed and then splashed with household bleach. Read More

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