Samantha Box

Jan 11, 2023


Fellowship 23 Award Winners + Honorable Mentions

Silver Eye is delighted to announce our Award Winners + Honorable Mentions for Fellowship 23!

Fellowship Award

The Fellowship Award recognizes a rising talent or established photographer from anywhere in the world.

Samantha Box is the winner of The Fellowship Award.

Trent Bozeman and André Ramos-Woodard are awarded Honorable Mentions.

Special mention is also given to the following photographers: Semaj Campbell, Chance De Ville, Jamie Holland Jr, Mateo Ruiz Gonzalez, C. Rose Smith.

Keystone Award

The Keystone Award is given to an exceptional photographer living or making work in the state of Pennsylvania.

Dominick McDuffie is the winner of The Keystone Award.

Terrell Halsey and Karen Lue are awarded Honorable Mentions.

Special mention is also given to the following photographers: Isla Gordon and Ashe Kaye, Evangeline Mensah-Agyekum, Lenore Thomas and Ivette Spradlin (BUFF), Matthew Ludak.

This year we had 250 applicants from around the world reflecting innovative, expansive, and thoughtful approaches to contemporary photography. We are grateful to every artist who shared their work. The Award Winners + Honorable Mentions will be exhibited at Silver Eye Center for Photography in May 2023.

Read here for information on the jurors of Fellowship 23.

Participating Artists

  1. Samantha Box is a Jamaican-born, Bronx-based photographer. She holds an MFA in Advanced Photographic Studies from ICP-Bard College and a certificate in Photojournalism and Documentary Studies from the International Center of Photography. Her work has been exhibited, most notably, at the Houston Center of Photography, the DePaul Art Museum, the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, Light Work, the Open Society Foundation and the ICP Museum, and is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Art Houston. Box has been an artist-in-residence at the Center of Photography at Woodstock and Light Work, and was a Bronx Museum AIM fellow. She was awarded a NYFA/NYSCA Fellowship in Photography in 2010 and 2022.

  2. Trent Bozeman is a photographer based in Fayetteville, Arkansas, focusing on the erasure of Black legacies in the American South. He received his bachelors degree in journalism from DePaul University and is currently an MFA graduate student at the University of Arkansas. He is interested in how black history is reshaped, documented, and preserved. His current photographic work is based in the Arkansas Delta in the small town of Elaine, Arkansas. His past ongoing work explores Gullah sea islands communities, specifically Wadmalaw Island, where his family is from, and the memories that continue to prolong their cultural significance.

  3. André Ramos-Woodard (he/they) is a contemporary artist who uses their work to emphasize the experiences of the underrepresented: celebrating the experience of marginalized peoples while accenting the repercussions of contemporary and historical discrimination. Working in a variety of media including photography, text, and illustration Ramos-Woodard creates collages that convey ideas of communal and personal identity, influenced by their direct experience with life as a queer African American. Focusing on Black liberation, queer justice, and the reality of mental health, Ramos-Woodard works to amplify repressed voices and bring power to the people.

  4. Dominick McDuffie (b.1993) is an emerging multidisciplinary artist specializing in documentary photography. As a self-taught photographer, his photography is rooted in community, cultural preservation and authentically documenting Black spaces, as well as the people in and around them. Following the tradition of image makers he admires such as Gordon Parks, Teenie Harris and Ming Smith he uses film photography to give a warmness and a natural feel that he wants to convey in images. His images attempt to invoke feelings within the viewer through images.

  5. Terrell Halsey (b. 1993) is an artist/photographer in Philadelphia, PA. A film and media arts graduate of Temple University, he transferred his knowledge of the camera from video to still imagery. As an artist he fuses street, conceptual, documentary, and portraiture to create visual experiences of humanity and better contextualize the world around him. He seeks to progress the voice and representation of black and brown people and use his craft to spark conversations. His work paints realities while also allowing space for reflection, conception, and abstraction.

  6. Karen Lue is a first-generation Chinese American artist whose photographs explore aspects of identity in relation to concepts of grief, loss, isolation, and displacement. Chronicling her own construction of identity beginning with the search for “home,” she looks for objects, people, and scenes that objectify feelings of irrelevance in environments that are support to function as spaces of shelter and refuge. She also examines her identity through self-portraiture and the body as it is shaped by her race, ethnicity, chronic illness, and mental well-being.