Monday, July 19, 2010

News From The Robert Giard Foundation

This spring we premiered the first Robert Giard Fellowship project by 2009-2010 award winner Sonali Gulati.

Her film, "I AM," is a brilliant depiction of the difficulties of coming out as a lesbian in India. It was especially timely and important since it was made just as the Indian Parliament was debating the current law which punished homosexual activity between men or women.

We are very pleased that the fellowship allowed Sonali to finish this important film.

"I feel really fortunate for being the first recipient of the Robert Giard Foundation Fellowship and plan to live up to the responsibility that I've been entrusted with in broadening the representation of gender and sexuality through my creative work." -- Sonali Gulati

If you are interested in applying to the Robert Giard Fellowship, please click;

http://web.gc.cuny.edu/clags/awards.shtml#giard

Submission deadline is November 15 2010

Our next big piece of news is that we are finally on FACEBOOK and would very much like you to sign up and become one of our friends. It is a great page which tells you about Robert Giard's current exhibitions and all of our current news. It also has photos of Giard's work and pictures from recent events.

Please tell your friends to visit our FACEBOOK page as well as our beautiful website: www.therobertgiardfoundation.org. Help us build upon a historic photographic legacy.

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