The Snider Prize is a purchase award given to emerging artists in their final year of graduate study. The winner receives $2,000, and two honorable mentions each receive $500 towards the purchase of work to be added to the 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.

The 2018 Snider Prize has been awarded to Kathryn Harrison. Harrison's work deals with the complexities of addiction, disease, and mental illness and how those forces have shaped the lives of her family members. Her work straddles the uncomfortable boundaries of unconditional love and the fallibility of the human body. Harrison is an MFA candidate in photography at Yale University and holds a BFA in photography & digital imaging from Ringling College of Art & Design.

Artists Antone Dolezal and Lacey Lennon both received honorable mentions.


Kathryn Harrison, Untitled, Sarasota, Florida 2017

Kathryn Harrison, Untitled, Sarasota, Florida, 2017