Reinke Grant for Visual Storytelling

306.36 in the Cynthiana Democrat

University of Kentucky's Arden Barnes and Ohio University's Michael Swensen on DAY ONE of the Reinke Grant for Visual Storytelling and Boyd's Station Project 306.36. Photo by Jack Gruber

Cynthiana Democrat - May 2018

A great shout out from The Cynthiana Democrat regarding the launch of Boyd’s Station Project 306.36 and The Reinke Grant for Visual Storytelling. 

Thanks for helping Boyd's Station get the word out and welcoming Arden Barnes and Michael Swensen to Harrison County for the next three months working to meet and photograph many wonderful people in Harrison County.


Absolutely love the headline and reference to the "strange photographers". Sounds like t-shirts are in order with that epic phrase!

University of Kentucky's Arden Barnes and Ohio University's Michael Swensen on DAY ONE of the Reinke Grant for Visual Storytelling with Boyd's Station Project 306.36 director Jasper Colt and wonder dog Scout.  Photo by Jack Gruber

University of Kentucky's Arden Barnes and Ohio University's Michael Swensen on DAY ONE of the Reinke Grant for Visual Storytelling and Boyd's Station Project 306.36. Photo by Jack Gruber

 

 

Project 306.36 and the Reinke Grant for Visual Storytelling would not be 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.

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.

Jasper Colt and Jack Gruber talk Reinke Grant for Visual Storytelling details

 

Jack Gruber and Jasper Colt tell you everything you wanted to know and more about the Boyd's Station Reinke Grant for Visual Storytelling. Deadline for submissions to be considered for this grant opportunity is Feb. 1, 2018. Apply and find more details here! https://www.boydsstation.org/about-306/