From the moment photographer Brian Frank learned he’d been awarded the CatchLight Fellowship in early 2017, life has been different. The award provided $30,000 and the professional support he needed to create an in-depth, nuanced visual story about race and the criminal justice system. His media partner, The Marshall Project broadcast Brian’s photos; other media networks and publications have picked it up; literally millions of people have encountered Brian’s images. Brian's visual story is influencing social discourse. And it has only just begun.
Next year Brian's images will be presented at art galleries and at meetings with national policy and lawmakers. He will conduct workshops and share his story with formerly court-involved youth. Working collaboratively to bridge the power of arts, media, and social justice, visual storytelling can change our world, but we need your support to make it happen.
We aim to raise $60,000 by December 31st to support two CatchLight Fellowships in the coming year. A generous donor has offered to match the first $25,000 we raise, doubling the impact of the gift you make. Please contribute today — invest in artists whose work can spark dialogue, empathy, and social change.
Empower artists that not only make something, but also make something happen.
On behalf of the board of directors, the CatchLight staff, and all of us who benefit from this work, thank you for your generosity and for caring about arts that help us make sense of our complex world.
Founder and Executive Director