Saturday, November 17, 2007
The fantastic Zoe Strauss received a United States Artists Fellowship.
CONGRATULATIONS Zoe, you really deserved it! You and your work are incredible!
The Grants Program:
United States Artists (USA) exists to nurture, support, and strengthen the work of America’s finest living artists. Through our grants program, we support a diverse array of visual, literary, performing, design, media, and crafts and traditional artists.
The first three years of the USA Fellows program will be considered a pilot phase. During that time, USA will distribute 150 unrestricted fellowship grants of $50,000 each to artists across the United States.
The program supports artists in all career stages, including emerging and mid-career artists, as well as individuals who have achieved master artist status. The fellowships will be awarded across a broad array of disciplines:
Architecture and Design
Crafts and Traditional Arts
Literature (fiction, nonfiction, and poetry)
Media (film, media, and radio)
About Zoe's work:
Zoe Strauss uses photography to create an epic narrative that reflects the beauty and struggle of everyday life in invisible communities. In her series she addresses themes such as gender and identity; addiction and desire; what it means to be American; just getting by; and hope, pride, and joy. Over the past seven years she has produced an annual installation in South Philadelphia entitled Under I-95. As the Under Under I-95 project has evolved, Strauss has also addressed issues such as mortality, intimacy, and memory to weave archetypal myths that mirror daily life. T.G.
Another recipient of the grant is the wonderful Uta Barth. Congratulations also to you Uta