306.36 VISUAL DOCUMENTARY & WRITING PROJECT

REINKe GRANT for VISUAL STorytelling | MARY WITHERS RURAL WRITING FELLOWSHIP

The Boyd’s Station 306.36 VISUAL DOCUMENTARY & WRITING PROJECT is an annual archive project documenting Harrison County, Kentucky.

Two student documentary photographers and a student writer are awarded the REINKE GRANT FOR VISUAL STORYTELLING and the MARY WITHERS RURAL WRITING FELLOWSHIP annually providing for a 12-week intensive documentary opportunity to participate in the Boyd’s Station Project 306.36 program to photograph and write about the people and culture of Harrison County, Kentucky.

Highlighted by weekly critiques and commentary offered by renowned documentary photographers and journalists, the Reinke Grant for Visual Storytelling and the Mary Withers Rural Writing Fellowship provide a unique one of a kind opportunity for the next generation of storytellers to expand their skills and develop the tools to sustain a career in journalism and documentary photography.

Continuing in the documentary tradition of the Farm Security Administration pictorial project’s recording of American life between 1935 and 1944, these collection of images taken by photographers over many years will become an important historical record of the people and places inside the 310 square miles of Harrison County.

 

 

THE REINKE GRANT FOR VISUAL STORYTELLING 

Ed Reinke, an award-winning Associated Press photographer and mentor to countless photojournalists. (Photo by Mark Cornelison)

Ed Reinke, an award-winning Associated Press photographer and mentor to countless photojournalists. (Photo by Mark Cornelison)

Ed Reinke, an award-winning Associated Press photographer and mentor to countless photojournalists over the years, died in 2011 following an injury he suffered while covering an Indy Car race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, KY.

Boyd's Station awards this grant annually to emerging visual storytellers offering them the gift of time to work on their craft while bringing them together with experienced professionals in a fitting tribute to a man who had a passion of supporting future generations of visual storytellers.

Ed Reinke was an incredible man in so many ways and he truly loved the Commonwealth of Kentucky and making pictures to tell the stories of the people and the place he called home.

THE MARY WITHERS RURAL WRITING FELLOWSHIP

Mary Withers, a life-long resident of Boyd, Kentucky in front of the historic Boyd Methodist Church. (Photo by Jack Gruber)

Mary Elizabeth Withers, 69, passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018, at her home in Boyd, Kentucky. A life-long resident of Harrison County, Mary was instrumental in the founding of Boyd’s Station serving as one of the founding board of directors. Mary loved the family farm on Snake Lick Creek and was a passionate supporter of the historic Boyd Methodist Church, the arts, education and Harrison County, Kentucky. 

She is truly missed.

 

 

PROJECT 306.36 SPONSORS

 

Project 306.36 and the 2018 Reinke Grant for Visual Storytelling and the Mary Withers Rural Writing Fellowship would not have been possible without the generous support from Nikon, the official sponsor and supplier of professional photographic equipment to Boyd’s Station and Project 306.36, PhotoShelter, the official provider of the Boyd's Station Project 306.36 archive powered by Libris and the countless number of professional photojournalists who graciously donated their work in a true grassroots effort to successfully fund this visual documentary project along with support from the Northern Kentucky Clyde N. Day FoundationThe Troy Foundation & the Oskar and Charlotte Buschmann Fund along with generous donations from Charles Bell and Nancy Baird and Darlene Tranter Anderson.


QUESTONS

Please contact Jack Gruber at jack@boydsstation.com with any questions or comments regarding the applications process or general information regarding the Reinke Grant for Visual Storytelling, the Mary Withers Rural Writing Fellowship or the Boyd’s Station Project 306.36.