En Foco, in conjunction with The President’s gallery, has awarded Tomiko Jones with one of the 17th New Works Photography Fellowships, along with Elva Salinas, Paccarick Orue, Will Wilson, and An Rong Xu.
Each artist’s work is unique in form. Juror Mary Virginia Swanson, Marketing Consultant, Educator and Author, states, “Many of the projects asked the viewer to look outward and consider issues from different perspectives, while others invited us to look inside and reconsider who we are as individuals living among others on this planet.”
En Foco’s Executive Director and Editor, Miriam Romais, states: “The magical part of New Works, is to witness the process of creation over many months, as the artists bring their work to fruition. En Foco provides a confluence of tools and resources that nurture and encourage exploration –- we’re a stepping stone, and many times provide the first exposure to great talent that others soon notice, such as LaToya Ruby Frazier, Annu Palakunnatthu Matthew, Ana de Orbegoso or Osamu James Nakagawa.”
En Foco’s New Works Photography Fellowship Awards is an annual program that awards several U.S. based photographers of Latino, African or Asian heritage, and Native Peoples of the Americas and Pacific, through a free, national call for entries. The program helps artists create or complete an in-depth photographic series exploring themes of their choice, and provides the infrastructure needed for national visibility and a professional exhibition of their new work in the New York area. They are able to hone their craft, gain experience, exposure, funds, an exhibition and photo-related products.
Jones’s exhibit focuses on her concern for clean water in addition to general care and ecological management of public land. the opening reception takes place July 9th, 5-7PM. For those interested, Jones will be in town July 7th – 13th with photography and video portfolios. She can be reached via email, social media or phone.
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