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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

British Journalist Wins Arnold Newman Award for Portraiture

Jason Larkin wins for his series "Past Perfect"

In 2010, Larkin was one of 35 British photographers selected by the Magenta Foundation for a Flash Forward award.  Other recent accolades include a 2010 Open Here photography grant from the Hereford Photography Festival in the U.K.

About The Arnold Newman Foundation

The Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation was established in 2007 and funded by a generous gift from Augusta Newman.  The Foundation's mission is to further the legacy of Arnold Newman by supporting photographers and photography students and helping to disseminate Newman's photographic works.  The Foundation supports the annual Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture, scholarships at the Maine Media Workshops, lectures on photography and exhibits of Newman's work.  See www.arnoldnewmanarchive.com. for additional information about the Foundation.

About ASMP

The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) is the premier trade association for photographers who create images primarily for publication.  Founded in 1944, ASMP is the leader in promoting photographers' rights, providing education in better business practices, producing business publications for photographers, and helping to connect art buyers with professional photographers.  ASMP has 39 chapters across the country and its members include many of the world's foremost photographers.

About the Maine Media Workshops

For over 35 years, Maine Media Workshops has offered photography and filmmaking workshops for every level of media artist, whether working professional, serious amateur, high school or college student. Professional certificate and MFA programs are offered through Maine Media College. Students travel from across the country and around the world to study with industry leaders. Arnold Newman served as a member of the school's master faculty for more than three decades, mentoring emerging artists and influencing generations of imagemakers.

About Farnsworth Art Museum

Celebrating Maine's Role in American Art, the Farnsworth Art Museum offers a nationally recognized collection of works from many of America┬╣s greatest artists.  With 20,000 square feet of gallery space and over 10,000 works in the collection, there is always something new on view at the Farnsworth.  The museum has one of the nation's largest collections of works by sculptor Louise Nevelson.  Its Wyeth Center -- http://www.farnsworthmuseum.org/wyeth-center -- features works of Andrew, N.C. and Jamie Wyeth.


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