I am officially bummed. I had intended to apply for this fellowship, but stuff was going on. Now I am sorry, not that I believe it to be certain that I would have gotten one if I had.
The Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer's Fellowship recipients were announced recently.
I am officially bummed. I had intended to apply for this fellowship, but stuff was going on. Now I am sorry, not that I believe it to be certain that I would have gotten one if I had. Unlike most of the opportunities I have submitted to though, looking at the recipients of this one leads me to believe the jurors might have appreciated my work. It is said that even if you aren't chosen for an award or to have your work recognized, you've put it in front of knowledgeable people with connections to the publications, galleries, museums, etc. that you want to be seen in. They may well remember you down the road for some other opportunity. It is important to get your work seen.
One of the recipients, Raymond Meeks, is an artist I have been following with interest because his work is in the same vein as mine, including his desire to put words and images together. I've also noted that he tends to show up in places I want to show up. He was one of the book artists in the Welcome: Page by Page show at CPW I was in. Being in the same show with Mr. Meeks made it even more of an honor to be there. He has also been a recipient of a Light Works AIR Program slot, which, as you may know, I aspire to.
Sam Contis is another recipient whose work makes me believe the jurors would have been receptive to mine.
As they say, you have to be in it to win it … next year.