En Foco Announces 2019 Photography Fellowship Winners

(Bronx, NY ) En Foco is proud to announce the ten Fellowship winners of its 2019 Photography Fellowship Program who were selected from a pool of 107 applicants. In addition to the $1,000 award the Fellowship recipients will participate in the 2019 Fellowship Group Exhibition (opening Wednesday, June 19th at the Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos; and will be featured in En Foco's Spring/Summer issue of Nueva Luz in print and online editions. The Fellowship initiative not only affirms En Foco's ongoing commitment to the financial support of artists of color, it also serves to inform exhibition organizers and curators of an existing pool of quality under recognized artists.
En Foco's 2019 Photography Fellowship winners are Damarys Alvarez, is an artist/photographer and graduate of Parsons the New School For Design with a BFA in photography. ; Melanie Gonzalez,is an interdisciplinary photographer and video/film artist of Dominican and Puerto Rican descent; Jerry Lim, is an artist that works with photography, text, sound and video; Ruben Ramirez, is a Dominican-American photographer born and raised in New York City; Roger Richardson, is a photographer based in the Hudson Valley, New York; Tiffany Smith, is an interdisciplinary artist from the Caribbean diaspora who creates photographic portraits, site responsive installations, user engaged experiences, and assemblages focused on identity, representation, cultural ambiguity, and displacement; Aaron Turner, uses photography to pursue personal stories of people of color in two main areas of the US; the Arkansas and Mississippi Deltas; Virginia Inés Vergara, is a photo-based Chilean American artist with a studio practice in Harlem going back nearly a decade; Derick Whitson, works within the realms of photography, video, and performance, earning his MFA at Columbia University & BFA from Columbus College of Art & Design; and D’Angelo Lovell Williams,received his BFA in Photography at Memphis College of Art and his MFA in Art Photography at Syracuse University. 
The Fellowship winners selected are based on the excellence and quality of the work submitted. All work is reviewed by panelists who are all distinguished members of the arts community: Stephanie Lindquist, Former Director of BronxArtSpace; Eileen Jeng Lynch, Curator of Visual Arts at Wave Hill; and Danny R. Peralta, Executive Managing Director at The POINT CDC. Alexander Campos, will curate this years Fellowship exhibition and Eva Mayhabal Davis will organize the special issue of Nueva Luz.Exhibition Location: The exhibition opens on June 19th till August 16th at the Longwood Gallery @ Hostos located on 450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451. Phone: 718-518-6728. For additional information on the exhibition, visit https://enfoco.org. The opening reception will be held on June 19th from 6-9pm. Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 1:00pm-7:00pm.