WINNER HIGHLIGHTS

2019 DPA Winner

Bryan Thomas

Sunrise / Sunset

Sunrise / Sunset captures the style phenomenon of “Rest in Peace” t-shirts through the documentation of the t-shirt shops that produce them, the portraits of loved ones who’ve purchased them, and still lives of the t-shirts themselves; all working in tandem to visualize the way in which a community unduly effected by gun violence processes grief and participates in protest.

www.bryanthomasphoto.com

2018 DPA Winner

Matthew Genitempo

Jasper

Inspired by the life and work of the poet and land surveyor, Frank Stanford, these photographs of hermetic homes and men living in solitude were taken in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas and Missouri.

www.matthewgenitempo.com

2017 DPA Winner

Zora J Murff

Corrections

Collocating his education in human services and art, Zora’s photography focuses on the experiences of youth in the juvenile justice system and the role of images in the correctional system; specifically how images are used to define individuals who are deemed criminals, and what happens when these definitions are abandoned or skewed.

www.zora-murff.com

2016 DPA Winner

Marta Zgierska

Post

By attempting to embody her trauma through photography, Marta Zgierska uses an autobiographical approach. She distances herself symbolically from her fears and anxieties and fixes them in a pure form, producing fragile pictures that hang on by a thread... Glacial, almost silent images, that form the conundrum of a conversation reduced to the bare essentials, the visual articulation of the minimal language of survival.

www.martazgierska.com

2015 DPA Winner

Katrin Koenning

Indefinitely

Indefinitely is a long-term work about love and an attempt at undoing distance. The work is about space created by my family's migration, and the notion that this space is not a vacuum or a void, but rather the creator of new narratives: a space of the imaginary.

www.katrinkoenning.com

2014 DPA Winner

Zhang Kechun

The Yellow River

"I was inspired to carry out this project after reading the novel Rivers of the North by Zhang Chengzhi. The book is written in a stream-of-consciousness style and its story follows the paths of many rivers across China. Attracted by the powerful words of the novel, I decided to take a walk along the Yellow River in order to find the root of my soul. Along the way, the calm flow of my mind became flooded with the hectic thoughts and ceaseless stream of reality. I felt a profound pessimism."  -Zhang Kechun

www.zhangkechun.com

2013 DPA Winner

Bryan Schutmaat

Greys the Mountain Sends

Inspired by the poetry of Richard Hugo, ‘Grays the Mountain Sends’ is a project that explores the lives of working people residing in small mountain towns and mining communities in the American West.

www.bryanschutmaat.com

2012 DPA Winner

Aaron Vincent Elkaim

Sleeping with the Devil

Sleeping with the Devil examines the transitory state of the community of Fort McKay. Prospering within an economy that is destroying their land they must negotiate an inner conflict and an uncertain future as their values, health and culture are traded for a standard of living most Canadians take for granted.

www.aaronvincentelkaim.com

2011 DPA Winner

Tamas Dezso

Here, Anywhere

"Having experienced the influence of Soviet power, felt directly in everyday life until the political changes as a child, and having comprehended and interpreted its intellectual and social after-effects as an adult, I decided to record the hidden realities which are essential in order to understand the country as it hovers on the borderline between the eastern and western worlds. I do not observe these mini-universes with the aim of mapping entirety, but rather wish to condense certain arbitrarily chosen details into embodiments of an obsolete existence."

-Tamas Dezso

www.tamas-dezso.com

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