One Newman Awardee and Three finalists
October 5 – October 24, 2021
Reception Oct 7, 2021 7 PM
The Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture is a $20,000 prize awarded annually and facilitated by Maine Media Workshops + College to a photographer whose work demonstrates a compelling new vision in photographic portraiture. In addition to the winner, the jury selects three finalists each year who are invited to participate in an exhibit at the Griffin Museum of Photography.
The jurors for the 2021 Newman Award were:
Daniella Zalcman is a Vietnamese-American documentary photographer based in New Orleans. She is a multiple grantee of the opens in a new windowPulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a fellow with the opens in a new windowInternational Women’s Media Foundation, a opens in a new windowNational Geographic Society grantee, and the founder of opens in a new windowWomen Photograph, a non-profit working to elevate the voices of women and non-binary visual journalists.Her work tends to focus on the legacies of western colonization, from the rise of homophobia in East Africa to the forced assimilation education of Indigenous children in North America. Her ongoing project, opens in a new windowSigns of Your Identity, is the recipient of the Arnold Newman Prize, a opens in a new windowRobert F Kennedy Journalism Award, the opens in a new windowFotoEvidence Book Award, the opens in a new windowMagnum Foundation’s Inge Morath Award, and part of opens in a new windowOpen Society Foundation’s Moving Walls 24.Daniella regularly lectures at high schools and universities, and is available for assignments and speaking engagements internationally. She is a member of the board of trustees of the opens in a new windowW. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund and the board of directors of the opens in a new windowACOS Alliance. She graduated from Columbia University with a degree in architecture in 2009.
opens in a new windowBrent Lewis is a Photo Editor based out of New York City and from the greatest city in the world Chicago. South Side to be exact. A photo editor at opens in a new windowThe New York Times, working on the Business Desk, Brent assigns visual coverage of technology, the economy, and auto industry. He was previously a Photo Editor at The Washington Post and was the Senior Photo Editor of ESPN’s The Undefeated, where he drove the visual language of the website based around the intersection of sports, race, and culture. Before joining the turning his life over to photo editing, he was a staff photojournalist with stints at The Denver Post, The Rockford Register Star and the Chillicothe Gazette. Through the years his photos have been used by the Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, Associated Press, Forbes, and Yahoo! News.
Lisa Volpe is the Associate Curator, opens in a new windowPhotography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston(MFAH). At MFAH, she oversees the Anne Tucker and Clint Willour Young Photographers Endowment, the Cherryhurst House Fellowship, and an emerging commission project in addition to a regular schedule of exhibitions and acquisitions. Previously, she held various curatorial roles at the opens in a new windowWichita Art Museum, opens in a new windowSanta Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA), and fellowships at the opens in a new windowLos Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the opens in a new windowCleveland Museum of Art. Her current project, Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer, examines the little-known trove of artistic photographs created by O’Keeffe in the latter half of her career.