CatchLight Fellows Round Up June 2019: Alexandra Bell’s debut at the Whitney Biennial, Aida Muluneh featured in the Atlantic and upcoming exhibitions with Sarah Blesener and Tomas van Houtryve.
CatchLight, in partnership with The GroundTruth Project and with the support of the Kresge Foundation, is pleased to announce CatchLight Local, a new visual storytelling initiative working to engage visual journalism at the local level.
Thank you to everyone who came out to the CatchLight Visual Storytelling Summit at McEvoy Foundation for the Arts. We are so grateful for the outpouring of support from all of you who turned out to make this such a successful and inspiring day celebrating the power of visual storytelling.
CatchLight announces today their 2019 Fellows: Pierre Terdjman, Tasneem Alsultan, Alexandra Bell, and Sparsh Ahuja. The CatchLight Fellowship provides four visionaries in the field $30,000 grants to realize a long-form storytelling project or to continue their work as leaders committed to advancing and growing the field of visual storytelling.
On February 12, 2019, CatchLight proudly presented Visions of Justice, a groundbreaking new exhibition at the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. The opening reception drew one of the largest event turnouts in the space to date. Beyond the exhibition, the event celebrated the transformational journeys of the photographers from incarceration to having their images presented at the Hall of Justice, as well as featured in national media outlets.
As part of the CatchLight Visual Storytelling Summit on Sunday, April 7th, 2019 CatchLight will host the first CatchLight Portfolio Review produced in partnership with United Photo Industries. This is an opportunity for photographers to meet with leading photo editors, museum curators, book publishers and gallery owners for one-on-one portfolio reviews. The number of participants is limited to assure that everyone receives ample time with reviewers. Participation is open to anyone over 18 years old and all types of photography will be considered. The deadline to apply is March 10, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.
CatchLight, announced today the expansion of its fellowship program, adding a fourth $30,000 grant and opening the call for entries to all innovative leaders in visual storytelling: long-form storytellers with impactful projects as well as leaders committed to advancing and growing the field of visual storytelling. The grant applications are due at midnight pacific time on February 18, 2019.
CatchLight, the innovative San Francisco-based nonprofit, has named Elodie Mailliet Storm, a proven innovator and leader in the photography world, its new CEO. She will lead the organization into a new phase of development and growth.
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Everyday Bay Area artist Rasta Dave’s work can be found in the Pop-Up Shop accompanying the exciting new exhibit re:home, which is “a For Freedoms exhibition exploring the plight of political and economic refugees in the San Francisco Bay Area—examining sanctuary city, homelessness, and the flight of the creative class.”
We did a short interview with Rasta Dave and asked him about his home, the Excelsior District of San Francisco.