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Meet the 2017-2018 JGS Photo & Digital Media Fellows

By Imagining America | September 25, 2017

Photo by Jordan Van Savage, a 2017-2018 JGS Fellow from Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Imagining America is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017-2018 fellowship award for publicly engaged students of photography and media. These exemplary students 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.

The goal of the IA/JGS Fellows Program is to elevate photography and digital media as a pathway for students to pursue their careers and make a difference in their communities. These undergraduate and graduate fellows 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 award includes financial need, artistic merit and quality of community-engaged practice.

The awardees will convene at the 2017 Imagining America National Conference, October 12-14, in Davis, California.

The 2017-2018 Fellows

Delina Auciello is an undergraduate student in public community service & global studies at Providence College.

Chinen Aimi Bouillon is a master’s student in intermedia and digital arts at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Jeffrey L. Gangwisch is a master’s student in intermedia and digital arts at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Riana Gideon is an undergraduate student in photography and imaging at New York University.

Huma Mariam Hussain is a master’s student in film & media art at Emerson College.

Vaughan Larsen is an undergraduate student in photography at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Erroll Lomba is an undergraduate student in organizational leadership and change at College Unbound.

Jordan Van Savage is an undergraduate student in photography at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Meet the Fellows