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Published February 22, 2019
Photojournalism depicting a range of Wyoming life and wildlife will be on display in the University of Wyoming’s Coe Library in March, highlighting some of the work made possible through the Larsh Bristol Photojournalism Fellowship.
The fellowship, awarded each year by the UW Department of Communication and Journalism, is now open for proposals from UW students seeking to expand and explore their own photojournalistic skills in the coming year.
A reception is scheduled at 5 p.m. Friday, March 1, on the third floor of Coe Library, giving prospective recipients and the wider UW community an opportunity to explore what other photographers working under the award produced in 2018, says Cindy Price Schultz, UW Department of Communication and Journalism chair. The event is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served.
“This is a great opportunity for students interested in submitting to the Larsh Bristol Photojournalism Fellowship to see the work of former winners,” Price Schultz says. “It also will be open for everyone who is interested in looking at great photographs that tell an important story through the pictures.”
The display in Coe Library will feature work by the two 2018 fellowship winners: Jamie Lindsey, a visual arts graduate from Laramie; and Tamara Rodgers, a Cheyenne senior in visual arts who will graduate this fall.
Both Lindsey’s project -- “They Came for Gold, They Stayed for Sheep: A History of the Basque People in Wyoming” -- and Rodgers’ project -- “Small Fish, Shallow Water: Protecting Wyoming’s Horneyhead Chub” -- were completed during the fellowship’s 10th year.
With the program now entering its 11th year, Price Schultz says the department is seeking proposals from UW students interested in photojournalism for a $5,500 stipend to take on a photojournalistic project between summer 2019 and spring 2020. The deadline for submitting proposals is Friday, March 15.
“The stipend will be awarded through a competitive process that is open to all students at UW,” Price Schultz says. “The guidelines for the proposals are quite broad, because the benefactors who endowed the fund wish to attract proposals that will include a diversity of interests.”
The fellowship’s namesake, Larsh Bristol, was a UW graduate in journalism who worked at several Wyoming newspapers after graduation. He earned a strong reputation for chronicling life along the upper Mississippi and for his photographic portrayals of human emotion.
Recipients of the Larsh Bristol Photojournalism Fellowship have documented the people, wildlife and culture of the state since 2008, when the fellowship’s first recipient, Joe Riis, took up his camera and captured Wyoming’s pronghorn as they migrated across the state. Riis is now a wildlife photographer for National Geographic and a photography fellow.
Proposals should be submitted to Price Schultz at Ross Hall, Room 426, or in the basket in the department’s mailroom in Ross Hall, Room 440. All photos and text submitted must be hard copies. Electronic submissions will not be accepted.
Proposals must include:
-- A one- to two-page description of the project.
-- A budget that provides some indication of how the funds will be used ($1,500 of the overall budget must be saved for the print and display process).
-- A description of the type of work that will be displayed at the gallery show upon culmination of the project.
-- Samples of the applicant’s photographic work are not required, but are highly suggested to assist the judges in the selection process.
For more information about the reception or the display, or to submit a proposal, email Price Schultz at firstname.lastname@example.org.