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Jennifer Lynn Morse Awarded the 2014 Photographers’ Fellowship Fund.

The Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW) is delighted to announce that Jennifer Lynn Morse of Kingston, NY has been awarded the 2014 Photographers’ Fellowship Fund.

Sasha Wolf, Founder and Director of the Sasha Wolf Gallery was invited to select this year’s recipient for CPW’s prestigious honor.

This year’s applicant pool included submissions from over a dozen counties and over 60 towns, cities, and villages in upstate New York.

Juror Wolf remarked, I selected Morse for the CPW fellowship because she is so clearly and so beautifully able to convey this understanding of the “human condition” in her work.

Morse was presented with the $2,500 fellowship on Sunday, October 5th at CPW’s Annual Benefit Gala held at the Diamond Mills Hotel in Saugerties, NY.

Also recognized by Wolf, was the 2014 finalist, Allen Bryan (Saugerties NY), who will receive tuition 
scholarship valued at $350 towards a workshop at CPW in 2015. For more information on Bryan and to view his work, visit www.allenbryan.com

Jennifer Lynn Morse received the 2014 Fellowship for her ongoing series of portraits capturing key artists who live and work in the Hudson Valley. From her vantage as Studio Assistant to notable artists in the region including John Dugdale – the central subject of her award-winning portfolio – Morse has developed a unique insight into the process, personality, and the bond between them and the region.

Morse embarked on this series of images to honor these people, to recognize the rich history surrounding the land we live on and to shed light on those who are creating here right now. She plans to continue photographing with the goal of publishing a limited-edition book to  in Spring 2015. The publication will feature a dozen established artists have agreed to be part of this project. Morse lives in Kingston, NY and currently assists the Hudson Valley based artists Sharon Core and Ruth Lauer-Manenti.

To view Morse’s work and read Sasha Wolf’s full statement on the winning portfolio, click here.

After working as an independent dealer for many years, Sasha Wolf founded Sasha Wolf Gallery in 2007, which specializes in contemporary photography with an emphasis on work made in-camera of the observed world. All of the artists are represented by Sasha Wolf Gallery can be found in private and institutional collections including MOMA, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Decordova, Nelson-Atkins, and SFMOMA amongst others. Wolf is a member of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD).

Wolf has reviewed and judged work for a number of art institutions and fairs including Photo NOLA, ICP, SVA, The New York Times, Women in Photography, Daylight, LOOK3, NY Photo Festival and conducts workshops advising artists on working with art galleries.

CPW’s Photographers’ Fellowship Fund was established to support regional artists working in photography and related media of exceptional talent. In many cases it serves as the recipient’s first serious form of professional 
recognition. The honor is often seen as a major step in their creative career and a vital form of encouragement to further their artistic explorations and professional goals. In addition to receiving the cash award, Fellowship recipients will have their work featured on CPW’s website where it will be digitally archived and made available to an international audience.

CPW established the Photographers’ Fellowship Fund in 1980, specifically to provide direct financial support to the community of visual artists living in 22 upstate New York counties. For the full list of recipients, click here.

Since the Fellowship was established in 1980, CPW has awarded over $77,000 to 87 individual artists. There are no stipulations or requirements in how recipients utilize their award. Photographers’ Fellowship Fund winners are invited to contribute a piece to CPW’s Permanent Print Collection, which is held on extended loan at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at the State University of New York, New Paltz.

The 2014 grant is made possible with support from the Edith & Phillip Leonian Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts a State Agency, and private donors who are committed to supporting the arts through opportunities that directly support artists.