McKenzie first recipient of the Grahame Brooke Snider Endowed Photography Travel Award

September 26th, 2013 Comments Off on McKenzie first recipient of the Grahame Brooke Snider Endowed Photography Travel Award

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The fall 2013 Grahame Brooke Snider Endowed Photography Travel Award is presented to Nikola McKenzie, a senior in the Department of Art. This $500 award is a recurring honor in the photography concentration in the Department of Art at Mississippi State University and is given to a student who sees and understands the value of travel for  creative visual research.

McKenzie will use the funds to attend the Society for Photographic Education South Central Regional Conference, titled “Refining Humanity: Photography and Empathy” at the College of the Mainland from October 17 – 20. The conference will explore the many and varied ways in which photographers and lens-based artists illuminate the human experience.

This award is in the memory of Grahame Brooke Snider, who was a student in the photography concentration in the Department of Art at Mississippi State University from 2006-2010.

“Grahame lived and loved photography. She absorbed all she could by attending photographic workshops and conferences,” said Professor Marita Gootee, who is the photography area coordinator. “Her family created this award to honor Grahame’s passion for photographic knowledge and to provide MSU photo students the opportunity to develop their passion for photography through travel.”

The Grahame Brooke Snider Endowed Photography Travel Award will be presented in the fall and spring to a photography concentration BFA student. This award is to encourage creative visual research in the photographic field through travel to conferences, libraries, collections, museums, workshops and more.

The spring application is due Jan. 27 , 2014. For more information and application process please contact Professor Marita Gootee in the Department of Art at mgootee@caad.msstate.edu.

Click here to read more about the Grahame Brooke Snider Endowed Photography Travel Award.

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