The SVA MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department in conjunction with the Beth Block Foundation is happy to announce Brittany Carmichael as the winner of the 2013 Beth Block Travel Grant. This year’s award totals $1750.
Judges for this year’s grant included:
The Beth Block Travel Grant was developed to honor and continue the work of Beth Block, class of 2001. Her photography explored fleeting, everyday experience in a soulful, riveting manner. Beth’s choices and sensibilities lent depth and support to her keen photojournalistic approach, allowing the viewer access to the intimacies she seemed to share with her subject matter. Beth’s blend of artistic and documentarian style spoke to the universal condition. Her iconic images are found in museums and private collections.
The award supports students in their first year, or second year of the three-year program, in the MFA Photography, Video and Related Media department at the School of Visual Arts, and is intended to be used as a travel stipend to support the investigation of “real world” issues the summer before their Thesis year.