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The Aaron Siskind Foundation Fellowship Awards


The Aaron Siskind Foundationannounced the 2018 recipients of the Individual Photographer’s Fellowship offered to artists working in still photography and photography-based media.

The Aaron Siskind Foundation works to promote and protect Aaron Siskind’s artistic legacy, to foster understanding of and appreciation for his work, and to support contemporary photographic art and artists. Aaron Siskind established this grant prior to his death in 1991 to assist independent creative photographers to pursue personal projects without bias to any particular form of the medium.


Farah Al Qasimi(b. Abu Dhabi, 1991) is an artist and musician living between New York and Dubai. She received her MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2017 and is currently teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design. Recent exhibitions include More Good News at Helena Anrather (NYC), No to the Invasion: Breakdowns and Side Effects (CCS Bard), and Coming Up Roses at The Third Line (Dubai).


Mary Berridge‘s photographs have been exhibited in many venues including the Museum of Modern Art in NY, The M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in San Francisco and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. Mary has received several awards- among them are: a Guggenheim Fellowship, a NY Foundation for the Arts Artist’s Fellowship, The Lange-Taylor Prize, and a Documentary Project Fund Established Artist Award. Her work has been published in The NY

Times Magazine, Harper’s and many other periodicals, as well as in two monographs: A Positive Life: Portraits of Women Living with HIV, and On the Eve: Moscow, 1998. After earning her MFA from Yale and a BA from the University of Michigan, Mary went on to teach at Princeton University, as well as several other colleges and universities.


Anna Boyiazisis an American documentary photographer based between Southern California — where she was born and raised by her family of Aegean Islanders — and East Africa. Her areas of focus include human rights, public health, and women and girls’ issues. Through her work, she aims to elicit compassion and bring our shared humanity to the fore.


Nancy Floydhas been an exhibiting artist for over 30 years. She has received numerous grants and awards including a 2016 CUE Art Foundation Fellowship, a 2015 Society for Photographic Education Future Focus Project Support Grant, and a 2014 John Gutmann Photography Fellowship Award. In 2016 her work was acquired by the High Museum of Art.


Daesha DevónHarris is a Saratoga Springs, NY native, artist and photographer who plays an active role in her community as a youth advocate, social activist and cultural history preservationist. The gentrification of her hometown and it’s effect on the local Black community has played a major role in both her advocacy and artwork. Harris’s most recent awards include fellowships at En Foco, Inc, MDOCS Storyteller’s Institute and the Center for Photography at Woodstock.


Alyssa Meadowsgrew up in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania, and studied photography at University of Miami and Penn State University. Her body of work predominantly explores photojournalism, documentary, & reportage, often focusing on political issues, ranging from environmental concerns and mental health issues to the ramifications of rampant sexism in our society. If she doesn’t have her camera in hand, it’s most likely because she’s hiking, kayaking,

or producing documentary films.


Bucky Milleris an internationally-exhibited artist who was born in Phoenix, AZ in 1987. His first self-published book, The Picture of the Afghan Hound, was selected as one of photo-eye’s best photobooks of 2016. He has an MFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin and a BFA in Art (Photography) from Arizona State University. He currently lives in Texas.


Laura Pannackis an award-winning photographer who specializes in combining her passion for psychology and photography. Driven by research led, self-initiated projects she uses photography to roam, connect with others, explore and learn. Her projects often develop over several years. Pannack’s work has been extensively exhibited and published worldwide, including at The National Portrait Gallery, The Houses of Parliament, Somerset House, and the Royal Festival Hall in London.

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