Photographer Sasha Phyars-Burgess Receives 2018-19 Diane Dammeyer Fellowship

"Ashley and EJ, Charlotte" (2018) from the series Untitled Part II and III (WE ALL HAVE TO MAKE COMPROMISES) by Sasha Phyars-Burgess. Courtesy of the artist.
The Photography Department partners with Heartland Alliance to award the Fellowship in Photographic Arts and Social Issues.

The Columbia College Chicago Photography Department announces the recipient of the 2018-19 Diane Dammeyer Fellowship in Photographic Arts and Social Issues as Sasha Phyars-Burgess. Phyars-Burgess, who has a BA from Bard College and an MFA from Cornell University, has exhibited work nationally and internationally.

The Diane Dammeyer Fellowship is a unique collaboration between Columbia’s Photography Department and Heartland Alliance, a leading global anti-poverty organization. The fellowship creates a space for a socially engaged photographer to produce a compelling and dynamic body of work highlighting human rights and social issues. The fellowship is a nine-month commitment during the academic year that “will culminate with a public presentation, exhibition and/or publication of the fellow’s newly created body of work at the completion of the fellowship period.”

There will be a Welcome Reception and Artist Talk with Phyars-Burgess on Wednesday, September 12.



2018-19 Diane Dammeyer Fellowship Welcome Reception
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 5:30-7p.m. 
6p.m. Artist Talk by Sasha Phyars-Burgess
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Main Gallery