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60 entries was combed to 19 incredible bodies of work. We handed the edit of 19 over to the gracious Nadja Masri, the former New York bureau chief/photo editor for the German magazine GEO, and received 6 finalists in return. All six photographers were put through the wringer in face to face interviews and Skype conference calls.
In the end we decided that there should be two winners.
Alison Malone will take home $500 worth of dead stock Fuji film to finish the west-coast leg of her The Daughters of Job series. We are proud to help her finish this incredible project and truly believe in the depth and dedication that is so evident in the previous four years worth of photography in which she seeks not only to preserve a dwindling American subculture but to respond to childhood memories and impressions from her own time within the Masonic ranks. MJR is excited to work with Alison and provide any logistical (and emotional) support she may need during the coming months of travel.
Katrín Björk, a recent graduate of the International Center of Photography, will be the focus of our first mentor program. The members of MJR will help Katrin develop her body of work titled “Family Vacation” and any other projects she stumbles upon after returning home to Copenhagen this Summer. What we’ve gathered from Ying’s ear to ear smiles all year long – and now – the long post graduate good-byes to classmates: going to ICP is as much about the people you are surrounded by in your classes day-to-day as it is being in the city and coming into contact New York photo industry. We want to be there for Katrin as she goes into colleague withdrawal and hope that we can help shape her continued development as a photographer.
Look out for a series of MJR Showcases coming up that will feature the work of our favorite photographers from the 2010 MJR Film Grant.
At MJR we’re big on collaboration. So when The FADER assigned for their F67 Icon Issue, it brought Bryan Derballa down to MTV Studios to shoot Yelawolf, Mustafah Abdulaziz to Clinton Hill to photograph custom tailor Daniel Lewis at his Brooklyn apartment, Ariel Zambelich out to San Francisco after Valentine’s Day with Moon Duo, while Alex Welsh spent late night’s at Enid’s bar in Brooklyn with the band Harlem. Download the individual F67 full-issue PDF.
turn it up.
Head down to your local Stussy store:
Stussy Los Angeles, 112 N. La Brea Ave (3-7PM)
Stussy Las Vegas, 4480 Paradise Rd (8-11PM)
Stussy Washington DC, 1718 Florida Ave NW (6-9PM)
Stussy Vancouver, 49 Powell St., Vancouver BC (8-10PM)
Stussy Toronto, 431 Richmond St. W., Toronto ON (8-10PM)
So i’ve known Julius Metoyer III for quite a while. The first morning of the first day of high school, I sat across from this thug wearing thick black rimmed glasses (before Rivers Cuomo) in Biblical Literature. My slanted and deteriorating wire frames were no match him. Our first official collaboration was a raging success, a replica bottle of Egyptian embalming fluid, and we’ve been at it ever since. 10 years later and I still have this kid rolling on the ground laughing.
Extraordinary Journeys: Four Visionaries on October 18th at Splashlight SOHO in New York City. As an Offical Event of Lucie Week, MJR’s Mustafah Abdulaziz will be speaking on the artist panel about his travels through South America and showing more work culled from undeveloped film. With Sue Flood, Rachel Papo, Rania Matar.
Mandatory RSVP for artist talk to email@example.com
Sunday, October 18th
Splashlight SOHO – 5.30 p.m.
One Hudston Square (aka 75 Varick Street), 3rd Floor
New York City – 10013
Some of this years instructors include: Carolyn Cole, Pulitzer prize winning photographer from the Los Angeles Times; Dennis Dimick, executive editor (environment), National Geographic; MaryAnne Golon, former director of photography of TIME and Jury Chair, World Press Photo 2009.