LensWork Publication Skills Grant
These are all of the current grant submissions, newest first.
Hold Your Breath is a body of work recently exhibited in Los Angeles. The two year project is a series of portraits capturing handmade papier-mâché headpieces which are covered with found fabric & wrapped around models in a studio setting. The images arise from months living in New Orleans where I was engaged with the arts community learning how to build floats & costumes. If awarded this grant, I would be able to expand my skills beyond the studio in order to create a monograph or publication.
India is fast growing country in the world. There are over 500 wildlife sanctuaries occupying 1.21% of country’s total land area. Growth in human population and development activities in and around the forests and protected areas have reduced and fragmented the wildlife habitat to a significant extent. We have been losing nearly 1.5 million hectares of forest land area every year. This creates an enormous stress on the ecological balance & Create Major Human & Animal Conflict across the Country.
My proposed project is about the old mine town of Kennecott, Alaska. I explored the mine town a couple of time, and fell attracted by the mining ambiance breathing through the historic building and items that have been left on site since 1938.
I hope i can share my experience with the public, by publishing a book; The grant would be used to participate into workshop (lay out, design, editing, binding, typography, etc) and to invest in equipment (softwares, materials...)
I have been photographing The Bahamas’ underwater realm for over 5 years and have an extensive collection of images of the beauty that surrounds these 700 islands. I want to learn layout design, obtain necessary software, and learn about the publishing industry as a whole and how to best bring this book to market.
I intend to fund the publishing myself, but want to be well equipped.
“Levon and Kennedy” is an in-depth, photographic documentary about victims of wrongful conviction and incarceration in the Deep South. It is designed to raise consciousness, challenge popular perceptions and engage society in a broader conversation about inequalities in our criminal justice system.