2005/2006       2008/2009



RECIPIENTS: MARIA MARTINEZ-CANAS
SAGE SOHIER

JURORS:

REBECCA MORSE
Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

MICHELLE DUNN-MARSH
Senior Editor, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA

KAREN SINSHEIMER
Curator of Photography at The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA



SAGE SOHIER lives and works outside of Boston, MA. She is an artist with a calm and reassuring demeanor that allows her to forge a seemingly-effortless rapport with her subjects. She has the patience to explore the extraordinary within the everyday and the insight to reveal the universal within the idiosyncratic. Her portraits unerringly highlight and celebrate a common humanity without sacrificing her subjects' individuality. http://www.sagesohier.com




MARIA MARTINEZ-CANAS lives and works in Miami, FL. She has a unique vision and the hard-won ability to merge her explorations of culture and identity with her insatiable curiosity about the processes and implications of image-making and photography. She challenges their materiality, exploits their character, and expands their potential...always doing so, however, from her own personal, cultural, and psychological perspective. http://www.mariamartinez-canas.com