Stieglitz Award Winner: Catherine Opie
Catherine Opie (b. 1961, Sandusky, OH, lives and works in Los Angeles), is an artist working with photography, film, collage, and ceramics. She was a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow recipient and the Robert Mapplethorpe Resident in Photography at the American Academy in Rome for 2021. Opie’s work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States and abroad and is held in over 50 major collections throughout the world. Her first monograph, “Catherine Opie”, was recently published by Phaidon. Opie received a B.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute, and an M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts in 1988. She holds the Lynda and Stewart Resnick Endowed Chair in Art at UCLA where she is also Chair of the Department of Art.
Spark Award Winner: Rose Shoshana, Rose Gallery
Rose Shoshana is a photography gallerist based in Santa Monica. She was born in Israel to parents who survived the Holocaust, and as a child, she moved to Detroit. Initially working as an editorial photographer, she later established the highly acclaimed Rose Gallery. Representing a variety of modern and contemporary photographers like Bruce Davidson, Tania Franco Klein, and Jo Ann Callis, the gallery has gained international recognition. Since its founding in 1992, ROSEGALLERY has been located in the prestigious Bergamot Station Arts Center in Santa Monica, California. It has become a prominent consultant for distinguished collections, art museums, and academic institutions. The gallery is dedicated to supporting and collaborating with both established and emerging artists, providing long-term conceptualization and presentation of their works. Recently, the gallery’s programming has expanded to include artists specializing in various alternate mediums, such as design, bookmaking, and sculptural objects.
JEDI Award Winner: William Camargo
William Camargo is a photo-based artist and educator born and raised in Anaheim, California. He is a photography lecturer at the University of California San Diego and Cal State Fullerton. He attained his M.F.A from Claremont Graduate University, a BFA from Cal State Fullerton, and an AA at Fullerton Community College. William is the founder and curator of Latinx Diaspora Archives, an archive Instagram page that elevates communities of color through family photos. He uses photography, installation, public interventions, and archives to address issues of gentrification, police violence, and Chicanx/Latinx histories. William has held residencies at the Latinx Project at NYU, Light Work in Syracuse, NY, TILT institute for Contemporary Image in Philadelphia, and the Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY.
Emerging Voices Award Winner: Jordie Oetken
Jordie Oetken is a multidisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles. Her photographs use scale, lighting, and strategies of containment to maintain a continuous tension, asking the viewer to oscillate between their desire for calcification and the ambiguous narrative power of the image. Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Oetken earned her MFA from UCLA, and has held residencies at MacDowell, Lighthouse Works, and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Recent exhibitions include “Storm Before the Calm” at Praz-Delavallade, “Hippocrene”, a solo exhibition at No Moon LA, as well as “In Tandem”, a two-person exhibition at TSA LA with New York based artist, Zachary Fabri.