2018 Reinke Grant for Visual Storytelling Recipients

Boyd’s Station is proud to announce the 2018 Reinke Grant for Visual Storytelling recipients are Ohio University’s Michael Swensen and University of Kentucky’s Arden Barnes.

Thirty-four student and emerging visual documentary photographers applied for this inaugural grant awarded through the Boyd's Station 306.36 Visual Documentary Project. Starting in May, the recipients will experience a 12-week intensive documentary experience by photographing the people and places inside the 306.36 square miles surrounding Harrison County, Kentucky.

Submitted applications and portfolios were evaluated by Rob Carr of Getty Images, Nikki Kahn, formerly of the Washington Post, Stephen Crowley, formerly of the New York Times, Michael Keating, formerly of the Cincinnati Enquirer and Jack Gruber, USA Today staff photographer and Boyd’s Station’s executive director.

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.

These grants would not be possible without the generous support from AdoramaPix and the Northern Kentucky Clyde N. Day Foundation along with nearly 100 professional photojournalists who graciously donated their work in a true grassroots effort to successfully fund this visual documentary project.

Through additional support The Troy Foundation & the Oskar and Charlotte Buschmann Fund along with generous donations from Sonny Bell and Nancy Baird, Boyd’s Station happily awarded two Reinke Grants for Visual Storytelling for the summer of 2018.

Michael Swensen, Ohio University

Michael Swensen, Ohio University

“ I truly believe that this twelve-week opportunity could be one of the most decisive and pivotal points in my life as an emerging visual storyteller. The Reinke Grant for Visual Storytelling is unlike, and unmatched, by any internship opportunity that I have come across…..building long-lasting relationships and earning the trust of a community is one of the most humbling parts of being a documentarian and a part that I not only value but I also want to continue striving for in my profession. While embarking on this visual journey in Harrison County, Kentucky, I plan to show the same level of respect and wholeheartedness that the late Ed Reinke once shared with the people and places of Kentucky.”

Arden Barnes, University of Kentucky | Resident of Harrison County, Kentucky

Arden Barnes, University of Kentucky

“I believe people are more helpful, empathetic and understanding when they are given the truth about a situation—and it is up to journalists to present that truth. Then, once they have the truth, humans can reach their own conclusions and act upon those conclusions. Photojournalism, in my opinion, is the best way to document and present the truth that people need.

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/.

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.

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.