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Meet This Year’s Engaged Media Makers: The JGS Fellows

By Holly Zahn | August 26, 2014

Imagining America is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014-15 Fellowship award for publicly engaged students of photography, media, and visual arts who are working to transform their communities through artistic practice. Thanks to a generous grant from Joy of Giving Something, Inc. (JGS), Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life annually selects a cohort of distinguished 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
  • Quality of community-engaged practice

The awardees will convene at the 2014 national conference, October 9-11, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Click here to meet the Fellows! 

Abel Hernandez teaches New Urban Arts (NUA) mentee Kassem Three-point perspective. Kassem wanted to learn how to draw his name in WildStyle graffiti letters.

Abel Hernandez teaches New Urban Arts (NUA) mentee Kassem Three-point perspective. Kassem wanted to learn how to draw his name in WildStyle graffiti letters.