The Best Documentary Project category at the POYi competition favors publishers with the biggest budgets, but a dark horse among the finalists this year was the Argus Leader (circulation about 50,000) of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The paper was in the running for a Web and eight-part print project about the daunting obstacles facing kids growing up on the state’s...
October 18, 2017
Daniel Castro Garcia has won the 2017 W. Eugene Smith Grant for his ongoing project about the refugee crisis in Europe, the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund announced today. The project, called Foreigner: I Peri N’Tera (Feet on the Ground), “takes a hard look at unemployment, exploitative labor, and the difficult process of receiving documentation in a new land,” the... More »
October 12, 2017
In his new series, “Human Nature,” Lucas Foglia finds new ways to grapple with a well-worn subject: humanity’s effect on the natural world. The California-based photographer isn’t a frontline environmentalist, but over the course of his project, which draws on photographs he has made over 12 years, he has come to see that all things are connected. We only thrive... More »
October 11, 2017
Artists Dawoud Bey and Trevor Paglen have won 2017 MacArthur Foundation fellowships, known as “genius grants,” the Foundation announced today. They are the only photographic artists among the 24 artists, writers, scientists and scholars awarded fellowships this year. The grants are awarded annually with no strings attached to “talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative... More »