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Welcome to IA’s 2016 JGS Photo & Digital Media Fellows

By Imagining America | September 15, 2016

16jgsbanner-01Imagining America announces recipients of the 2016-17 fellowship award for publicly engaged students of photography and media who are using their artistic practice to transform their communities. Thanks to a generous grant from the Joy of Giving Something Foundation (JGS), Imagining America annually selects a cohort of student artists from our member institutions to receive a tuition award of $2,000 and to join a national working group of engaged media makers. These undergraduate and graduate students demonstrated leadership in facilitating community-based photo or media arts experiences with people unlikely to otherwise have access to art-making.

Criteria for the student awardees included financial need, artistic merit, and quality of community-engaged practice.

The awardees will convene at the 2016 national conference, October 6-8, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Adreenah Aupril Wynn is an undergraduate student in art & technology and graphic design at University of Florida.

Anya Ku is an undergraduate student in political science at University of California, Berkeley.

Chanet Wallace is a master’s student in community arts at Maryland Institute College of Art.

Christopher Kojzar is a master’s student in intermedia and digital arts at University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Miela Fetaw is an undergraduate student in global studies/journalism at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Rachel Chappell is an undergraduate student in sociology/African American culture at Bates College.

Robert Huerta is a doctoral student in art at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Zora J. Murff is a master’s student in studio art at University of Nebraska Rural Futures Institute.

Learn more about the 2016 JGS Fellows.