Award Ceremony for YPA Scholarship Winners
Each October, the Young Photographers Alliance (YPA) invites five deserving students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to New York City, where they are awarded with a scholarship to help them realize their artistic dreams. To foster social and environmental responsibility in the photographers of tomorrow, scholarship recipients are selected not only for their ability and their need, but also for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to the larger community through their work.
© Hayden Myrick, 2011 Scholarship Recipient, Freshman at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
This year’s YPA Awards Ceremony and Benefit Auction will be held on Wednesday, October 19th at the Calumet Gallery, from 7pm to 10pm.
Date: Wednesday, October 19th, 2011
Location: Calumet Gallery, 22 W. 22nd Street | New York, NY 10010
“My conversations with the 2010 YPA scholarship recipients made it clear to me that the work of YPA, through its scholarships and mentor programs, is making a real difference in people’s lives and careers,” says Eugene Mopsik, executive director of the American Society of Media Photographers, one of YPA’s major founding sponsors. “We look forward to continued participation with YPA to make a substantial contribution to the needs of emerging photographers.”
The Awards Ceremony and Benefit Auction is YPA’s principal fundraising vehicle. The event is open to all and is a unique opportunity to meet leading players in the photography and stock image business, and to enjoy – and possibly acquire – some stunning photography, while celebrating and supporting young talent. Tickets cost $50 (or $75 at the door).
YPA’s associated benefit auction will feature 170 highly collectible prints by renowned photographers Amy Arbus, Barbara Bordnick, David Burnett, Cameron Davidson, Vincent Dixon, Jill Enfield, Henry Horenstein, Jimmy Fikes, Brad Trent and many other professionals as well as the 2011 YPA scholarship winners. The bidding starts with an exhibit of selected works during a silent auction at the Awards Ceremony and will continue online until October 31st.
To learn more about YPA’s many valuable programs and peruse the online gallery of sumptuous prints available for purchase, visit the YPA Web site today.
“It means a lot to know that I have an organization such as YPA supporting me each step of my career. Its desire is pure; YPA wants nothing more than to shape talent and support photography.”
–Haley Flores, 2010 YPA Scholarship Recipient