Artists' Fellowship - 2004
More about the Artist:
Zana Briski was born in London, England in 1966. After earning a master's degree in theology and religious studies at the University of Cambridge, she attended the year-long course at the International Center of Photography in New York in 1990-91. In 1995 she made her first trip to India, producing a story on female infanticide. Her work, which earned a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and a National Press Photographers Association "Picture of the Year" Award, also gained her admittance to the World Press Photo Foundation Master Class in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
In 1997 she returned to India and began her project on the sex workers of Calcutta's red light district. Twice a finalist for the W. Eugene Smith annual Grant in Humanistic Photography, she has received two fellowships: George Soros' Open Society Institute Fellowship in 1999, and an Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship in 2000. The same year she was awarded a first prize at the World Press Photo Foundation in Amsterdam, and a Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. In 2001 she received the Howard Chapnick Grant for the Advancement of Photojournalism for her series of photographic workshops with the children of prostitutes in Calcutta.
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Born Into Brothels (hardcover book)