I'm very happy to announce that prints of two of my images, one of a horse in a pasture in Belgrade, Montana, and another of an abandoned car outside Great Falls, Montana, will be up for auction in the annual Spring Photography Auction benefit for the Newswomen's Club of New York, an organization founded in 1922 to support women in New York's newsrooms. Proceeds from the auction go to the organization's educational efforts.
Thanks to Chelsea Matiash for reaching out to me about submitting. From the announcement email, there were about 200 submissions from 65 photographers resulting in a final 60 images selected for the auction. The auction will be held on May 15, 2019, at the Ukrainian Institute in New York.
The image above, of the Rajasthan Astrological Council and Research Institute from a recent trip to Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, was selected for inclusion in Lenscratch's March online exhibition: The Ides Of March: Omens And Predictions Exhibition.
Special thanks to curator/juror Alyssa Coppelman, of Harper's and the Oxford American, and to Aline Smithson for her work behind the scenes at Lenscratch. Congratulations to the other photographers--the selection is a very intriguing group of photos.
The image above, of students demonstrating in Boston's March for Our Lives protest against gun violence, was recently selected for inclusion in the American Photography 35 book. It's always such an honor to have my work recognized by the organization and their distinguished panel of judges. From the announcement: "From over 7,000 entries, the jury selected only 349 images by a majority vote or better to appear in the book and represent the best pictures from 2018."
This year, the judges were: Jessica Dimson, Deputy Photo Editor, The New York Times Magazine; Dustin Drankoski, Creative Director, Mashable; Lea Golis, Freelance Photography Editor and Creative Producer, Apple Media Products; Rosey Lakos, Director of Photography, Godfrey Dadich Partners; Natasha Lunn, Director of Photography & Video, Airbnb Magazine; Eve Lyons, Photo Editor, The New York Times; and Thea Traff, Senior Photo Editor, TIME Magazine.
More images from the demonstration are available in my archive: March For Our Lives - Protest against gun violence - Boston, MA - 24 March 2018
I've continued writing for World Press Photo's Witness online publication over the past year, and it's been a great opportunity to talk with photographers and experts around the world. It's such an honor to contribute to a publication like this.
Here are links to the most recent pieces:
My work on the 2016 presidential election, This is the worst party I've ever been to, has been exhibited in Brazil again as part of the International Festival of Photography in Belo Horizonte. This time, the work was shown as part of the exhibition of the FIF_BH 2017 - The Politics of Images at the Usiminas Cultural Center in Ipatinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil, from June 29th and August 18th, 2018.
The work was previously shown in the festival in Belo Horizonte in 2017.
Thanks to the festival team. I really wish I could've seen both exhibitions in person.
All photos here by Rodrigo Zeferino.
I was recently asked to contribute to a project called The Hidden Photo, a Polish project looking at unpublished images that are meaningful to photographers. I chose to share an image of a fake plant in a restaurant back room in New Hampshire. It was the beginning of my project on the 2016 presidential election. You can read the back story of that photo and how it served as a conceptual starting point for the work on The Hidden Photo website, in both English and Polish. It's worth spending some time looking through The Hidden Photo's website, by the way. Plenty of fascinating stories behind interesting images.
Thanks to Ewa for reaching out and including me in the project!