The Center for Photography at Woodstock: WOODSTOCK AIR 2019
CPW’s one-of-a-kind Artist-in-Residence Program, Woodstock AIR, was created to support photography-based artists of color, and to expand the dialogue around diversity, race, identity and social justice.
CPW firmly believes that accessibility, representation and diversity are critical to contemporary discourse on photography. Pluralism and acceptance are needed in our society now more than ever. Purchasing a house with living and work space for CPW artists in 2017 was one of the biggest steps in the fulfillment of this vision since launching the Artist-in-Residence program in 1999.
ELIGIBILITY & REQUIREMENTS
WOODSTOCK AIR is open to all US-based artists and critics/ scholars/ curators of color working in any genre of photography and related media; however, special consideration will also be given to artists or writers of any ethnicity/race whose work critically engages issues of diversity, race, and identity. All applications are welcomed.
Former WOODSTOCK AIR participants and individuals who will still be students in 2019 may not apply [exception: PhD students may apply]. Residents have no obligations or duties during their residency. Their time is their own, and may be used in whatever way is most advantageous to their goals. Residents are required to contribute a finished work to CPW’s Permanent Print Collection, as selected by the artist and CPW's curatorial staff.
Residencies are 4-6 weeks in length and include a $2,000 honorarium, 24/7 access to digital lab, darkroom and a large studio, living and work space, as well as critical and technical support. See details at https://www.cpw.org/create/artist-residencies/
Please submit the following via Submittable - applications are only accepted here, and are not accepted via email or delivery:
- Individuals applying for the Artist Residency: Please submit 10-15 digital images at 2000px on longest side, along with title info for each image. Artist Residency Applicants may also provide screen shots and links for 1-2 videos [must be viewable online].
- Individuals applying for the Critical Studies Residency: Please submit 2 writing samples of no more than 1,500 words per sample, with visuals, including featured artist work samples and installation views if applicable. Both writing samples must be combined into a single PDF.
- Work Plan Proposal: Please provide a brief outline. How do you plan to utilize your time during your residency? [max 300 words]
- Bio: Please provide a brief prose description of your professional art career - please do not enter exhbition list here [max 250-300 words]. If offered a residency, this may be used on our website.
- Artist statement: Please provide an artist statement describing your current projects and artistic process [max 300 words]. If offered a residency, this may be used on our website.
- Resume/CV (past exhibitions, residency, and related experiences)
- Contact information for two professional references: email and phone preferred
WOODSTOCK AIR participants are selected by a panel of professionals in the field of photography and have included past participants in CPW’s residency and exhibition program, curators, collectors and art critics. Our esteemed WOODSTOCK AIR 2019 panel includes: Darren Ching, Director, Klompching Gallery; Hamidah Glasgow, Executive Director / Curator, The Center for Fine Art Photography; and David Gonzalez, New York Times Lens Blog.
Darren Ching is the Co-Owner of the Klompching Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Founded in 2007 with Debra Klomp Ching, the gallery specializes in the sale and exhibition of contemporary fine art photography, representing an international roster of artists, and placing artworks into numerous private, corporate and public collections.
Ching’s professional involvement with photography spans over two decades, including panel presentations, and contributing to both online and print publications on the subject. He is a regular juror for photography competitions and a participant at many notable portfolio review events. Formerly Creative Director of Photo District News, he was instrumental in establishing the design direction of the magazine, and was a perennial judge for its annual PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers issue.
As an educator, he has been an Adjunct Faculty member at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York, and an External Examiner for the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) BFA Photography program. Recently, he served as a Guest Critic for the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) MFA Photography Final Projects, as well as at Parsons School of Design in New York, where he critiqued BFA Editorial Design projects. Additionally, Ching works as a freelance designer specializing in photography-based projects, and as a consultant offering advice and career strategies to all levels of photographers.
Hamidah Glasgow has been the Executive Director and Curator at The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado since 2009. Hamidah holds a master’s degree in humanities with a specialization in visual and gender studies and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. Hamidah’s contribution to photography has included curatorial projects, national portfolio reviews (FotoFest, Photolucida, Medium, Center, Filter, etc.), contributions to publications and online magazines. Hamidah is also a co-founder of the Strange Fire Collective. This collective is dedicated to photo-based work that engages with current social and political forces, highlighting the work of women, people of color, and queer and trans artists, writers, and curators.
David Gonzalez was named the About New York columnist at The New York Times in October 1995 after having served as a metropolitan reporter since joining the newspaper in September 1990. Prior to that he worked for Newsweek Magazine from 1983 to 1990, serving as a correspondent in New York, Detroit and Miami and covering stories from the crises in Haiti and Panama to the rise of the cocaine cartels.
Before entering journalism, Mr. Gonzalez worked at several non-profit organizations in New York City. Among them were the National Puerto Rican Forum and En Foco, a Latino photographers collaborative.
At The Times, Mr. Gonzalez has been a general assignment reporter, the Bronx bureau chief and religion reporter. He was also part of the Times team that covered the Oklahoma City Bombing. He is a frequent lecturer at Columbia, where he has also taught community reporting. In May 1992 he received the Mike Berger Award, from Columbia University, for coverage of New York City and in April 1992 he received the Institute of Puerto Rico Journalism Prize. (NY Times)