The Snider Prize is a purchase award given to emerging artists as they leave graduate school. Our curatorial staff will select an artist and offer $1000 for the purchase of work to be added to its permanent collection.
The award forms a part of the museum’s ongoing commitment to support new talent in the field of contemporary photography. The Snider Prize is sponsored by MoCP patrons Lawrence K. and Maxine Snider.
This year’s winner is Janna Ireland. The MoCP is thrilled to bring some of Janna’s work into its permanent collection.
Janna Ireland was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1985. She received her BFA in 2007 from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, and will be receiving her MFA from UCLA in June of 2013.
Janna writes about her project, The Spotless Mirror, “I work best with privacy and a lot of time, and I often photograph myself. The year and a half I spent shooting in that house in the Valley was an incredible opportunity to dig into the themes that are central to my work –domesticity, isolation, black identity, and the performance of femininity—in an unfamiliar way.”
More information on Janna and her work will be posted over the following months.
For more information on the Snider Prize, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Janna Ireland, from The Spotless Mirror, 2011-2013