Fondation Lagardère Grant 2015
Dear colleagues and friends,
Yesterday night I have officially received, from the President of the Jury's hands, the great Mr. François Hebel, the Photography Grant 2015 of Fondation Lagardère.
Mr. Hebel was generous to share openly the unanimity of the jury's decision. And I am very happy and honoured to share here this great news with you.
Viva a Fotografia!
ready or not... here I go
Since 2010, I have been creating tintypes of musicians who play traditional American folk music in and around the Appalachian Mountains - West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee. I travel out to the homestead of each musician, and spend a full day or more with each musician, documenting their likeness, their instruments, and the landscape that they reside in. Each 8x10 tintype plate is hand coated, exposed in a large format camera, and developed on-site in a small darkroom in the back of my pickup truck....