School: Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy
Support: Open Society Foundations
A series about the remaining landmines left from the Kosovo War. More
than 100 people have been injured by explosives since the United Nations
declared the area safe in 2001, and hundreds of rural families have been
unable to use the land. In 2008, the UN revised its position and allowed de-mining agencies to return—they are in the process of clearing an estimated
60 minefields by 2020.
School: International Center of Photography
“Appearance and Essence” demonstrates duality:
As a child, Wei was taught about the harmony and
balance in Chinese philosophy and landscape painting;
as an adult, he encountered the West’s rational and
scientific way of thinking. Like X-rays of nature, his
work plays upon the concept of yin and yang.
School: School of Visual Arts, New York City
In “Seduction,” o;ce supplies are given a
makeover, photographed to look as “sexy” and
“desirable” as advertising for beauty products.
School: Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia
The subject of Brody’s series “Edging, GA” is an imagined town, and through
it, she ponders the concept of being in an incomplete state—to be “almost”
something. She says: “Maybe that’s what I take pictures of—people and
things that are also almost there, who are almost done looking.”