The Snider Prize is a purchase award given to emerging artists as they leave graduate school. The award forms a part of the museum’s ongoing commitment to support new talent in the field of contemporary photography. The prize is open to MFA students currently in their last year of study at an accredited program of study in the United States, and is sponsored by MoCP patrons Lawrence K. and Maxine Snider.
The 2014 Snider Prize award recipient is Hyounsang Yoo. Yoo's works explore relationships between history and ideas of production of reality through photography, video, installation and sculpture. His work has been exhibited in the Bridge Art Fair, NY; EXPO Chicago; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, among others. Yoo received his BFA in Photography from The School of the Art Institute Chicago, and is currently an MFA candidate at SAIC. Yoo will receive $2000 for the purchase of work to be added to MoCP's permanent collection. Sponsored by Lawrence K. and Maxine Snider, the Snider Prize forms a part of the museum's ongoing commitment to support new talent in the field of contemporary photography.
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2014 Snider Prize award recipient Hyounsang Yoo, from Smoke and Mirrors, 2013.