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9th Annual Awards Ceremony and Fundraiser Honorees

Stieglitz Award Winner: Harry Gamboa, Jr.

Harry Gamboa Jr. (Los Angeles, 1951 – )

Co-founder of Asco (1972-1985), Los Angeles-based performance group.

Founder/Director of the international performance troupe, Virtual Vérité (2005-2017).

Faculty, Photo/Media Program, California Institute of the Arts.

His work has been exhibited/collected internationally: AltaMed Art Collection (2022); J.Paul Getty Museum (2021); Museum of Contemporary Art (2020); Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany (2020); Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery (2019); Autry Museum of the American West (2018); Whitney Museum of American Art (2016, 1995 Biennial); Smithsonian American Art Museum (2014); Tate Liverpool (2013); Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City (2011); Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2011); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2006). His work has been featured: Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Apollo, Spike Art Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Frieze, Aperture, USA Today, Variety, Le Monde, Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art, DW, Terremoto, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Art Monthly and El País.

He has received numerous awards from institutions including the Rockefeller Foundation (2004), the Durfee Foundation Artist Award (2001), the Flintridge Foundation Visual Artist Award (2000), J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts (1990), California Arts Council (1996), Art Matters, Inc. (1996), National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Artist Fellowship, Conceptual Art (1980), and National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Artist Fellowship, New Genres (1987).

He is the author of Xoloitzcuintli Doppelgänger and Other Stories, essays in Pfeil No. 10 & 12 (Hamburg), Exploring Commonism A New Aesthetics of the Real (Antwerp); Urban Exile: Collected Writings of Harry Gamboa Jr. (University of Minnesota Press).

Spark Award Winner: Tarrah von Lintel

Founded by Tarrah von Lintel over 30 years ago, Von Lintel Gallery has continually developed its discerning curatorial point of view. The gallery predominantly features photography and unique works on paper that are forward-thinking and challenging while maintaining a strong sense of aesthetic tradition. Focusing on a selective roster of artists who quietly push the boundaries of medium and materiality, the gallery exhibits art that will continue to engage the viewer over time.Tarrah von Lintel began her career in Paris, working first with Galerie Claire Burrus and then Thaddeus Ropac before opening her own gallery in Munich in 1993. Her gallery featured many NY artists, some of whom she continues to represent today, leading to her move to NYC’s growing Chelsea district in 1999. After 15 successful years in NY, the gallery relocated to Los Angeles, in recognition of LA’s growing importance on the international art scene.Von Lintel artists have shown or placed work in important public collections, among them The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art; The Whitney Museum of American Art; The Getty Museum; The International Center of Photography; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the High Museum; The Getty; the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art; and London’s National Gallery of Art.The gallery is a member of the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) of which Tarrah von Lintel is currently also a board member. 

JEDI Award Winner: Ken Gonzales-Day

Ken Gonzales-Day is a Los Angeles based artist whose interdisciplinary practice considers the historical construction of race and the limits of representational systems. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute, an MA in art history from Hunter College, an MFA from the University of California, Irvine, and was a Van Leer Fellow in studio art at the Whitney Museum’s ISP program. He is a longtime professor of art and Fletcher Jones Chair in Art at Scripps College. His work has been widely exhibited and can be found in the museum collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, MoMA, MOCA Los Angeles, The Art Institute of Chicago, The J. Paul Getty Museum, The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, among others. Gonzales-Day has received numerous awards in recognition of his work, including grants from Art Matters, Creative Capital, California Community Foundation, Durfee Foundation, Los Angeles’s Department of Cultural Affairs, Smithsonian’s SARF award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship in Photography. His monographs include Lynching in the West: 1850-1935 (Duke University Press, 2006) and Profiled (LACMA, 2011). Gonzales-Day hold the Fletcher Jones Chair in Art at Scripps College. 

Emerging Voices Award Winner: Eztli De Jesus

Eztli De Jesus is a Mexican-American artist based in Los Angeles, California. She was born in 2006 and started her photography journey at age 13 at a non-profit organization called Las Fotos Project. There, she learned how to navigate cameras and discovered a deep love for the art form. Eztli’s unwavering belief in the power of art to drive social change is the driving force behind her work. She believes photography is a universal language that transcends cultural and linguistic barriers, communicating ideas and emotions that resonate universally. 

Driven by a profound passion for activism, art, and photojournalism, Eztli is committed to creating Art-ivism that speaks to experiences worldwide. Beyond her role as a photographer, she immerses herself in community work with Self-Help Graphics. As a vital part of their youth committee, she collaborates with other young individuals to curate exhibitions, pop-ups, and art installations, all aimed at amplifying the voices of the community’s youth on issues close to their hearts. Eztli’s unwavering belief in the power of art to drive social change is the driving force behind her work.

Currently, Eztli is an artist in residence for Angel City Football Club, capturing the essence of sports through her lens. Simultaneously, she serves as a house photographer for The Ford Theatre, exploring the relationships between light and shadow, color and texture, to create images representing the love shared at a Ford concert. In these professional spaces, she is not just a photographer but a proud representative of her community, a role she cherishes and will continue to uphold.

Her ultimate goal as a photographer is to create images that merge artistry, technical skill, storytelling, and personal expression into a visual medium that speaks to her audience.