September 15, 2010

2010 WIP – LTI / Lightside Individual Project Grant winners

Angela Strassheim: Evidence #1, 2009


We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2010 WIP-LTI/Lightside Individual Project Grant and Kodak Materials Grant. The $3000.00 prize goes to Angela Strassheim for her series Evidence
Angela’s project was borne of her insider’s knowledge of professional forensic photography: she holds a Forensic & Biomedical Photography Certification from the Metro-Dade County, Forensic Imaging Bureau in Miami, Florida. It was through her experience in the field using the protein revealing chemical agent “Blue Star” (which has been flagrantly aggrandized on numerous detective TV dramas) that she began to imagine Evidence as a fine art series.


Our $1000.00 Kodak Materials grant goes to Tiana Markova-Gold for her project Supporting the Human Rights of Sex Workers in Macedonia.

Tiana Markova-Gold: Kristina, from Supporting the Human Rights of Sex Workers in Macedonia, 2010

Tiana Markova-Gold is a freelance documentary photographer based in Brooklyn. Since the spring of 2007 she has been working on an in-depth project about the lives of women in prostitution in New York City. In 2009 she traveled extensively through Asia, Nigeria and Brasil documenting social services projects with a particular focus on women and girls.


Click on the images above to see more of each project. Use the links below to connect with the artists and sponsors individual websites.

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Humble Arts Foundation, Women in Photography


LTI / Lightside would like to acknowledge the considerable efforts of Amy Elkins and Cara Phillips of Women In Photography, Amani Olu and Jon Feinstein of Humble Arts Foundation and last but not least our astute guest judge, Karen Irvine of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago.

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