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Alumnus Receives Award for Emerging American Photographers

Christopher Sims ’08 (M.F.A. in Studio Art) is this year's recipient of the $10,000 grant

Posted 03.22.10 by The Center for Art Education

Christopher Sims ’08

Christopher Sims '08 (M.F.A. in Studio Art) is this year's recipient of the prestigious Baum Award for Emerging American Photographers. The award, recently announced by the Baum Foundation and SF Camerawork, includes a solo exhibition at SF Camerawork and a $10,000 grant. The Sims exhibition will open in San Francisco on Thursday, May 6.

The goal of the Baum Award is to promote photography as an art form by recognizing a talented and innovative emerging artist working in photography. This juried award is administered by SF Camerawork, and the list of candidates who were considered for the award was compiled by 25 top American contemporary art curators, who remain anonymous. Each nominator, from one of five geographic regions of the country, was asked to provide the names of two emerging artists, whose work they know personally and whose artistic career would be significantly advanced by the award. Sims was among the 50 artists whose work was considered by this year's jury, which included: Bruce Hainley, Artforum, Los Angeles; Erin O'Toole, department of photography, SFMOMA; and Jack von Euw, The Bancroft Library Pictorial Collection, UC Berkeley.

For more information about Christopher Sims and his photography projects, please visit annstewartfineart.com and chrissimsprojects.com.