‘Cinderella’ photographer is honored with Smithsonian’s first award
Posted March 03, 2019 03:12:18The Smithsonian Institution has selected photographer Paul Sutter to receive the first award for contemporary photography, according to the Smithsonian’s website.
Sutter’s work features in the museum’s ongoing exhibition, “Cindrina.”
The exhibit features more than 50 photographs of various people and events, including a series of portraits of the late actress, model and activist Cindy Crawford, who died in 2003 at the age of 91.
The exhibit will be on view through Feb. 13 at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.
Sutt is a graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle, where he studied film and photography.
He also worked in a photography studio.
Sterling Shepard was born in New York City in 1926 and moved to Chicago in 1942, where she became a journalist.
Her stories about life in the segregated South during World War II were influential in the development of race relations.
Shepard’s work inspired a new generation of black women to come forward and report the experiences of racial discrimination.
Shepard died in 2006, but her legacy lives on in many different ways.
In 2010, Shepard’s granddaughter, Taya Shepard, became the first African American woman to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize.
Sydney Parker, a former Miss America, is also a winner of the Pulitzer.
Snyder and Parker’s portraits of celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney, Mark Ruffalo, Amy Adams and Bruce Willis have been exhibited in the exhibit.
Saunders is an associate professor of contemporary photography at the University at Buffalo, where his work focuses on portraits of young people.
He has been featured in several Smithsonian exhibitions, including “A Brief History of Photography” in 2015.