Fellowship 18

Jun 1–Aug 11, 2018
Silver Eye Center for Photography

Soohyun Kim: Guryong Village in Seoul

Tamsen Wojtanowski: Ways to Break a Heart

Fellowship is Silver Eye's international juried photography competition. For eighteen years this competition has recognized both rising talent and established photographers from all corners of the globe, and from the state of Pennsylvania. The International Prize is awarded to an artist working within the United States or abroad, and the Keystone Award is awarded to an artist working and living within the state of Pennsylvania.

This year, Silver Eye received over two hundred submissions of creative, challenging photography from artists across the globe. Soohyun Kim was chosen as this year's International Prize winner, and Tamsen Wojtanowski was selected as this year's Keystone Award Winner. The prize was selected by Lucy Gallun, Assistant Curator in the Department of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. She has curated or co-curated several exhibitions at MoMA including Being: New Photography (2018); Unfinished Conversations: New Work from the Collection (2017); and Nan Goldin: The Ballad of Sexual Dependency (2016-17)

Participating Artists

  1. Soohyun Kim (b. Busan 1979) earned his MFA in photographic design from Hongik University and a second MFA in photography from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He researches the catalyzing potential of art to enact, or reflect upon, social change. In his role as Assistant Director at the National Photographers Association of Korea (2005-2010), he traveled to remote villages, working with families to preserve their photographs, document their homes and take portraits for use in daily life. He has also worked with the Fight for Fifteen campaign to raise the minimum wage. Kim has received awards for his work, including the 2016 CDS Documentary Essay Prize. Kim currently teaches at Saint Xavier University in Chicago, IL. His exhibition at Silver Eye, Guryong Village in Seoul, grapples with a specific group of displaced and disenfranchised people who make up the residents of Guryong Village in South Korea.

  2. Tamsen​ ​Wojtanowski​ ​(b.​ ​1981)​ ​is​ ​an​ ​artist​ ​living​ ​and​ ​working​ ​in​ ​Philadelphia,​ ​PA.​ ​In​ ​her​ ​studio​ ​practice​ ​she explores​ ​the​ ​materiality​ ​of​ ​the​ ​photographic​ ​medium.​ ​The​ ​resulting​ ​work​ ​oscillates​ ​between​ ​the​ ​abstract​ ​and the​ ​representational. Tamsen’s work has been included in recent exhibitions at Artist-Run, The Satellite Show in Miami, FL; COOP Gallery in Nashville, TN; Soil Gallery in Seattle, WA, Lux.Eros, Los Angeles, CA; and The Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR. Her work was chosen for Fotofilmic’s 2018 Travelling Exhibition, juried by Roger Ballen, Larry Fink, and Raymond Meeks. She is the recent recipient of a Fleisher Wind Challenge Award, and has been granted an upcoming solo exhibition. She was added to this year’s Lucie Foundation, Lucie Scholarship Program’s Photo Made Shortlist, and recently featured in an article at AINT BAD. Started in 2011, Tamsen is a founding member of the artist-run exhibition space NAPOLEON, in Philadelphia, PA., where she is an instructor​ ​in​ ​photography​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Tyler​ ​School​ ​of​ ​Art,​ ​Temple​ ​University,​ ​and​ ​Arcadia​ ​University.

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