Friday, February 24, 2012
Jennifer B. Hudson is Photolucida's Critical Mass book award recipient!
Announcing our Critical Mass 2011 book award winner - JENNIFER B. HUDSON. We are excited to work with Jennifer on a monograph of her series MEDIC. We first saw this body of work at our Portfolio Reviews event last spring, and then in Critical Mass last summer. We were happy that this series was also a strong favorite of our Critical Mass jurors.
Thanks to all the book award finalists that submitted such great proposals. It was an especially hard choosing process this year!
MEDIC is "a sensitive, intricate glimpse into human relationships during times of need and recovery and a complex, heartfelt exploration of sacrificial love....it is a collection of stories about great tests in life, purpose, and the most painful, but glorious, times to love."
Jennifer was a resident at the Santa Fe Art Institute when she made this series. She and partner Josh Kane created the staged imagery that was specifically designed and meticulously crafted for the series. They started with building a faux-concrete set with a skylight and went on to construct the "machines" that were used in the imagery.
To see more of Jennifer's work from this series, click here.
To see a video about the making of MEDIC, click here.