Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Gallery Artist Dona Schwartz Wins Third for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

Christina and Mark, 14 months

The Third Prize was awarded to Dona Schwartz for
Christina and Mark, 14 months

Born in the US in 1955, Dona Schwartz is an Associate Professor specializing in Visual Communication at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota. Her portrait is of Christina and Mark Bigelow from Minnesota in their son’s vacated bedroom. The image is from her current series, On the Nest, documenting moments of change in parents’ lives, and this photograph explores the emotions experienced by parents as their children leave home. She says:

’The transition to life as an empty nester lacks formal ritual observance. In this case there is no finite gestation period and the new beginning it heralds may be more sobering.’

For more information on Dona Schwartz please visit her artist page or website.
For more information on The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize please click here.

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