Presented by the FotoVisura Pavilion
Sponsored by the Vizo Lizardi Family
Dates: May 30 – June 17, 2012
Location: United Photo Industries HQ | 111 Front Street, Suite 204
The Grant aims to support personal photography projects to encourage the production and development of photography outside the commercial realm. The Grant is eligible for projects not initiated by an assignment or commission.
Erin Trieb, Brad Vest, Anastasia Taylor Lind/VII, Ula Wiznerowicz, Dimitri Mellos, Laura El-Tantawy, Sebastian Liste, Annabel Clark, Marcia Michael, Thomas Michael Alleman, Ivor Prickett, Wendy Marijnissen, Melissa Cacciola, Kai Loeffelbein, Emily Schiffer, Matt Eich, Justin Maxon, Elizabeth Herman, Pete Pin, and Amnon Gutman.
“Photographers need support, which is why FotoVisura, Inc was founded in 2010.
In 2011, Graham and I began the FotoVisura Grant to recognize outstanding personal photography projects by its members. Through the Grant, we seek to personally provide financial support to two winners, as well as, recognize and bring to light a selection of numerous exceptional projects that made the final list. In addition, we strive to share the work with editors, curators, collectors and other professionals in the field through our online platforms and physical exhibitions. Ultimately, our day to day dream is that everything that we do results in new potential job opportunities for photographers.
FotoVisura is about community as much as it is about photography. It is also a cost effective solution for photographers to have an online presence, meanwhile, be part of an international photography community. As we continue to develop more tools for our members, we realize how much there remains to be done within the realm of photography to support photographers in continuing to work with the hopes that they can and will get a job in the near future.
As the co-founder of FotoVisura, The FotoVisura Grant Exhibition is a testimony to the powerful work that is being done by photographers world wide , who take it upon themselves to bring to light a story that he or she feels strongly about, so much that he or she is willing to do it with their personal resources. Some risk their lives and well being to make these stories come to life. The least we can do is recognize the outstanding achievements and support them to the best of our ability during the process.”
-Adriana Teresa, Curator & Co-Founder