Reportage Grant - Year Three
Eyes on Main Street Inc is delighted to share the news that Rachel, Wisniewski, USA, and Irene Barlian, Indonesia, are both a recipient of a Reportage Grant.
-Rachel Wisniewski will work around her Jewish identity and her project "Soon, It Will Be You", where she will document the experience and pressure of coming-of-age as a Jewish person by focusing on a specifically Jewish American coming-of-age ritual: sleep-away camp.
-Irene Barlian will work around her project "Land of the Sea", a story about climate change at the northern coast of Java, Indonesia, through the unique perspective of the community that resides along the region. The majority of the 95.181 km (60,000 miles) of the coastlines in Indonesia are on the brink of inundation with the constant peril of rising sea levels.
The resulting photo-reportages will be featured during the 7th Edition of the Eyes on Main Street Wilson Outdoor Festival (October 30, 2021) https://www.eyesonmainstreetwilson.com
EOMS would like to thank warmly all the other photographers that have submitted a file. We know how much time and efforts it takes to put a strong body of work together and we really appreciate your dedication. We hope that we will be able to work on a different project in future editions.
Jerome De Perlinghi
Irene Barlian, Java, Indonesia
Rachel Wisniewski, Pennsylvania, USA
-Andria Hautamaki was the first recipient of our new Photo-Reportage Grant in 2019.
You can now see Andria impressive exhibition on Nash Street, next to the residency gallery. This body of work produced with a grant from EOMS was published in The New York Times and is part of the 6th edition of the Festival. You can see the photographs until May 16,2021.
Andria Hautamaki, Southern Chile
-Natela Grigalashvili is the second recipient of our Photo-Reportage Grant. Because of the world health situation in 2020, the reportage had to be postponed to the Spring of this year. Natela will be working around "The Doukhobors Land", to finish a body of work started several years ago, in Georgia, Europe. EOMS will exhibit this reportage during the 7th edition of the Festival, starting on October 30, 2021
Natela Grigalashvili, Georgia