Announcing The Reinke Grant for Visual Storytelling

(Boyd, KY., January 8, 2018)  Boyd’s Station is proud to announce The Reinke Grant for Visual Storytelling and is now seeking submissions.

One student documentary photographer will be awarded The Reinke Grant for Visual Storytelling for 2018.

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 the IndyCar race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, KY  (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 the IndyCar race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, KY  (Photo by Mark Cornelison)

Highlighted by weekly critique and commentary from 12 prize-winning visual documentary photographers in addition to other mentoring opportunities, The Reinke Grant for Visual Storytelling provides a unique opportunity for the next generation of visual storytellers to expand their skills and develop the tools to sustain a career in documentary photography.

The Reinke Grant for Visual Storytelling application submission deadline is Feb. 1, 2018.

The Reinke Grant for Visual Storytelling is awarded through the Boyd's Station 306.36 Visual Documentary Project at Boyd’s Station providing for a 12-week intensive documentary opportunity to photograph the people and places inside the nearly 300 square miles surrounding Harrison County, Kentucky.

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

Boyd’s Station - a Kentucky nonprofit 501c(3) organization - promotes a rural and serene environment in Boyd, Kentucky, to “live free and create” through various programs to pursue individual craft without distraction in a supportive community of creators all working to create self-sustaining careers in the arts.

To apply and for full details on Boyd’s Station, The Reinke Grant for Visual Storytelling, and the 306.36 Visual Documentary Project, visit http://www.boydsstation.org/.

Gary Cameron Signs 1600 Rainbow Avenue

Gary Cameron, an award-winning photojournalist whose career spans over three decades, many based in Washington, D.C., talking about the day he photographed the White House illuminated in rainbow colors following the historic Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage in the United States.

Gary's iconic image of the White House is part of a collection of fifty-six VERY LARGE prints beautifully printed courtesy of AdoramaPix for the Boyd's Station benefit raising funds to support the Project 306.36 Visual Documentary Grant. Check out the video to see just how LARGE these prints are for this benefit. They are stunning!

Bid now on Gary's amazing photograph printed on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Deep Matte paper sized 27.5 in x 17.25 in on sheet size 30 in x 20 on the Boyd's Station Benefit Print Auction now with bidding ending on Dec. 18th. Check out the rest of the collection of images from amazing photojournalists who have graciously donated their work to support the Boyd's Station Visual Documentary Grants.

BOYD'S STATION BENEFIT AUCTION BID NOW!

A terrific first day for the Boyd's Station Benefit Print Auction! 

Thanks everyone for your support and bidding on some of these amazing images from some of the very cool kids in photojournalism! 

https://paddle8.com/auction/boyds-station/

YOUR BIDDING IS MOST APPRECIATED! BUT YOUR HELP IN SHARING IS A HUGE HELP! 

This great fundraiser print auction for Boyd's Station continues with bidding through Dec. 18 on signed and limited edition prints from photographers such as Dave BurnettRobert BeckMike BlakeJack GruberDeanne FitzmauriceGary HershornBill IngallsChip LitherlandAdrees LatifPete MarovichTrent NelsonMarcus YamMark J. Terrill, and more!

And what exactly is the nonprofit Boyd's Station organization raising funds for?

Here is the answer....The Boyd’s Station 306.36 VISUAL DOCUMENTARY GRANT is awarded to one student documentary photographer annually providing for a TWELVE WEEK intensive documentary opportunity to photograph the people and culture inside the nearly three hundred square miles surrounding Harrison County, Kentucky. Housing is provided and costs are covered. And weekly feedback from some of the most amazing visual journalists in the world. Check out more about the 306.36 Vis Doc Grant and program at https://www.boydsstation.org/about-306/

In addition to the Project 306.36 program, The Boyd’s Station PLACE+SPACE creative residence program provides artist studio space and ZERO-COST housing for artists and writers from one to 12 months in the village of Boyd, Kentucky. Your support is making all this happen. 

Maddie says VOTE for Boyd's Station and $100,000 in funding!

YOUR VOTE DAILY CAN MAKE $100K HAPPEN

The May 12 deadline for the "A Community Thrives" VOTING to help Boyd's Station towards winning $100K in grant funding is just five short days away! 

Your support and voting each day will go a long way in helping Boyd's Station make it to the final round in the grant funding competition.

We just need your vote everyday until May 12. Simple and easy and no strings attached!

Please SHARE! Go ahead and help by calling on all of your friends and social media networks to get the word out for this amazing opportunity to help Boyd's Station and the arts in Kentucky!

Just follow the link HERE to vote!

http://act.usatoday.com/submit-an-idea/#/gallery/60471559/