Ben Lee wins 2017 APG Student Prize for photographic artists in GA
2017 AGP Prize Winner
Recent GSU Welch alum, Ben Lee was one of two winners of the 2017 Atlanta Photography Group Student Prize for photographic artists in Georgia. He, along with the other finalists, will have work at an exhibition at the APG Gallery from August 24 to September 23. According to BURNAWAY, “APG invited the faculty of all Georgia colleges with a fine art degree program to nominate their top two photography students. A total of 15 students were nominated and submitted examples of their work to a three-member panel of judges, comprising MOCA GA director Annette Cone Skelton, Atlanta Contemporary curator Daniel Fuller, and Gregory Harris, assistant curator of photography at the High Museum of Art.”
For more information on the award, the exhibition, and the other finalists, visit BURNAWAY.
Ben Lee also just finished a summer residency at the Elsewhere Museum in Greensboro, NC. The thrift shop-turned-museum has become a significant institution and resource in both the community of Greensboro and the Southeast. According to their website, the residencies “invite artists working across media, fields, disciplines, and administrations to create projects that activate Elsewhere’s ‘living’ museum. Six residents live and work within the museum for 2-4 weeks creating site-specific, responsive work that explores the museum environment, surplus inventories, cultural histories, social systems, neighborhood communities, and past artworks.”
“Residents have access to the enormous collection of past projects, textiles, toys, books, consumer technologies, clothes, brik-a-brac, and general thrift for transformation. A curatorial team stewards the creative process and collection use, provides critical feedback, supports artist events, and facilitates connections with Greensboro neighbors and Elsewhere’s national artist network.”
For more information on the programming at Elsewhere, visit here. For more of Ben Lee’s work and to see how his summer residency influenced his practice, visit his website at http://benbleephotography.com.