The judges also presented a special award to Monika Bulaj (Poland) for her project, Broken Songlines / Three Manuscripts. Sponsored by The Philip and Edith Leonian Foundation, the $2,500 award is presented to Smith Grant finalists whose works the judges deemed as “exceptional and worthy of recognition.” Project Description(submitted by photographer): BROKEN SONGLINES / THREE MANUSCRIPTS A journey from China to Europe, an opposite Marco Polo, accompanied by three ancient manuscripts: a Buddhist, a Sufi and a Nestorian one. The project concerns minorities fleeing persecution, nomads and pilgrims. These subjects inhabit an obscure present, a present of conflicts, broken […]
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