From Instagram post:
I’m teaching my granddaughter Lyla,2, how to look at life through a viewfinder. To have the eye of a hawk and the deftness of a deer. She gets it. I’m also teaching her the difference between the dozens of pictures she sees on the iPhone and the tactile nature of fine prints and finished quality books. She gets that too. She listens, she learns.
I’m training her to be the recipient of the Emerging Photographer Fund (EPF) grant in 20 years.
Right now in 2016 BurnMagazine is awarding $15,000. in grants for an emerging photographer through the Magnum Foundation, supported by generous private donors, and Fujifilm for the Young Talent Award for photographers under 25. I started this @burnmagazine fund in 2008 to aid worthy emerging photographers who needed a boost with projects of merit. We have an international jury of respected curators and editors to choose this year’s recipients. See BurnMagazine.org
The EPF recipients will be announced at LOOK @look3festival in Charlottesville,Va in early June. The deadline for your submissions is May 2, 2016. Lyla is growing up bombarded with images at the same time she’s learning to speak and write. Learning two languages at once. Maybe a little Spanish too.
In any case I will try to impart early for her, as I do with all those I mentor, the importance of finding her own voice, her individual authorship, and her precious special offering in an often chaotic world. Looking at life through a viewfinder is not myopic. Sorting moments and shapes and emotions in a ” frame” only opens a panorama of unlimited creative possibilities and high adventure. It’s all about the eye. Go Lyla!!🎈 -dah-