Bob Lynn Grant Established

Bob Lynn Grant Established at NPPF

The National Press Photographers Foundation is pleased to announce the Bob Lynn Grant, established by Bob and Millie Lynn.The $4,000 grant will be awarded annually for 10 years to working professionals or photojournalism students to support documentary photojournalism projects.

“I have created this grant to encourage photojournalists to do stories that expose the sad underbelly in American society–locally or nationally. Stories told through photographs and words hopefully make a difference,” Lynn said.

The former editor cited examples of iconic photographs, including Eddie Adams street execution in Vietnam, Charles Moore’s dog attack during a civil rights protest in Birmingham, Ala., and Donna Ferrato’s domestic violence in America.

“The National Press Photographers Foundation is extremely pleased to receive the support from Bob and Millie Lynn. This grant creates opportunities for working professionals or photojournalism students to produce significant work each year,” said NPPF President C. Thomas Hardin.

“A photojournalism industry icon, Bob Lynn, has given so much to our profession over the years and now has found a way to continue supporting photojournalism education by establishing this grant within NPPF.”

Bob Lynn is a former assistant managing editor/graphics at The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA), where he served as a photojournalism leader for 17 years. During that time the Pilot was recognized for excellence in the Pictures of the Year competition, including three first place wins for Best Use of Pictures for large metropolitan newspapers.

Lynn came to Norfolk from the Charleston (WV) Gazette, where he was graphics editor for three years. Prior to that, he was a reporter and photographer at the Cincinnati Enquirer and the Los Angeles Times. Lynn started his 38-year career as a sports reporter at the Wilmington

(NC) Morning Star.

He wrote Vision, Courage & Heart, a visual journalism leadership and management book which soon will be offered as an E-book. Lynn holds a BA in journalism from Marshall University and master’s from Ohio University. In 1971, he was Ohio News Photographer of the Year and earned national recognition for his reporting on nuclear power plants.

His many accolades include the National Press Photographers Association’s Joseph Costa Award in 1997 and 2004, Clifton C. Edom Award in 2008, and American photojournalism’s highest honor, the Joseph Sprague Memorial Award, in 2009. That same year, he was inducted into the Cincinnati Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists Hall of Fame.

His words of wisdom to aspiring photojournalists, “My only advice is to shoot with honesty from your gut and heart,” says Lynn

The first Bob Lynn Grant will be awarded in early 2020. “Applicants can enter via NPPF’s online portfolio system.

Image preparation requirements and a link to NPPF’s portfolio system may be found at https://nppf.org/bob-lynn-grant-application. The deadline for applications is February 3, 2020.

THIS EVENING: Robert Houston at MICA Photo

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Discussion with visiting artist, Robert Houston…

MICA Photo is honored to present a discussion with Robert Houston about his life & work this evening, October 28th at 4PM in M010. Robert will show a sample of his work, and take questions from attendees. Please come join the discussion with this important artist. We look forward to seeing you this evening!

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THIS EVENING: Robert Houston at MICA Photo

Discussion with visiting artist, Robert Houston…

MICA Photo is honored to present a discussion with Robert Houston about his life & work this evening, October 28th at 4PM in M010. Robert will show a sample of his work, and take questions from attendees. Please come join the discussion with this important artist. We look forward to seeing you this evening!

Fall Break hours

MICA Photo will have limited access during Fall Break…

Hello everyone…We are posting this now so that you will be aware of our changes to our lab hours during the Fall Break. We will close at 6PM on Friday October 18th. We will be open from 9AM-5PM on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday (10/19 – 10/22). We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

MICA Photo student shows in Aperture exhibition

Faith Couch (class of 2019) featured in Aperture exhibition in New York City…

The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion
Curated by Antwaun Sargent

Nadine Ijewere, Untitled, 2018, from The New Black Vanguard (Aperture, 2019)
© Nadine Ijewere, for Garage magazine

Photographs by Campbell Addy, Arielle Bobb-Willis, Micaiah Carter, Awol Erizku, Nadine Ijewere, Quil Lemons, Namsa Leuba, Renell Medrano, Tyler Mitchell, Jamal Nxedlana, Daniel Obasi, Ruth Ossai, Adrienne Raquel, Dana Scruggs, and Stephen Tayo.

The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion presents fifteen artists, whose vibrant portraits and conceptual images fuse the genres of art and fashion photography in ways that break down long-established boundaries. Their work has been widely consumed in traditional lifestyle magazines, ad campaigns, and museums, as well as on their individual social-media channels, reinfusing the contemporary visual vocabulary around beauty and the body with new vitality and substance. The images open up conversations around the roles of the black body and black lives as subject matter; collectively, they celebrate black creativity and the cross-pollination between art, fashion, and culture in constructing an image. Seeking to challenge the idea that blackness is homogenous, the works serve as a form of visual activism. It’s a perspective often seen from this loose movement of emerging talents, who are creating photography in vastly different contexts—New York and Johannesburg, Lagos and London. The results—often made in collaboration with black stylists and fashion designers—present new perspectives on the medium of photography and the notions of race and beauty, gender and power.

This exhibition includes selected works from groundbreaking contemporary photographers. The framed work sits alongside vitrines of publications, past and present, that contextualize these images and chart the history of inclusion, and exclusion, in the creation of the commercial black image, while simultaneously proposing a brilliantly reenvisioned future.

Also including photographs by:

Lawrence Agyei, Daveed Baptiste, Faith Couch, Yannis Davy Guibinga, Delphine Diallo, Rhea Dillon, Cary Fagan, Justin French, Erica Génécé, Denzel Golatt, Travis Gumbs, Texas Isaiah, Seye Isikalu, Adama Jalloh, Manny Jefferson, Joshua Kissi, Myles Loftin, Ronan Mckenzie, Tyra Mitchell, Travys Owen, Lucie Rox, Makeda Sandford, Cécile Smetana Baudier, Isaac West, Joshua Woods

Opening Reception:
Thursday, October 24, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Antwaun Sargent is an independent writer, curator, and critic, whose work has been published in the New YorkerNew York TimesWVogueVICE, and various museum catalogues, among other publications.

This exhibition is presented in partnership with Airbnb Magazine.