Congratulations to Gabriela Bulisova, MICA Photo Alumni ’05 for winning the Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize
BALTIMORE, MD (July 13, 2013)—Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) announce Gabriela Bulisova is the winner of the 2013 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. The $25,000 award was presented Saturday, July 13 at the Walters Art Museum. The five other finalists received $2,500 honorariums supported by M&T Bank in partnership with BOPA. Works of art by the winner and finalists are on view at the Walters Art Museum through August 11.
Bulisova is a documentary photographer and multimedia artist based in the Washington, D.C. area. Her work focuses on underreported and overlooked stories affecting marginalized populations around the world and in the United States. She has received numerous awards for her work including the National Press Photographers Association’s Short Grant, Open Society Institute’s Moving Walls 18, the Corcoran College of Art + Design Faculty Award, and a Puffin Foundation Grant. Her work has been exhibited extensively in the Washington, D.C. area where she is a member of the Metro Collective Photo Agency. She is a 2005 graduate of the Master of Fine Arts program in photography and digital imaging at the Maryland Institute College of Art and teaches photojournalism at the Corcoran College of Art + Design.