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October 1, 2020

Greater Columbus Arts Council Announces Recipients of Art Unites Cbus Photography and Film Awards

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) and Film Columbus announced today the recipients of the Art Unites Cbus Photography and Film Awards. The project provides cash awards to Black photographers and filmmakers for documenting and exploring the story of the Black Lives Matter protests in Columbus and/or the art created in response to the protests.

Artists selected for the film awards are: Sterling Carter (43215), Cristyn Steward (43205) and Donte Woods-Spikes (43206).

Artists selected for the photography awards are: Kendel Boone (43004), Jamie Ceasar (43219), Teri Dashfield (43035), Asia Glenn (43147), Rashunda Holloway (43214), John Landry (43219), Ngabo Mutenda (43035), Brittoney Roane (44907) and Benjamin Willis (43201).

The selected photographers will each receive $1,000 and the three filmmakers will receive $5,000 each, with final 3-5 minute films due on or before Jan. 31, 2021. The Wexner Center for the Arts has committed to screening the final films and the Arts Council is working with a community committee to determine additional exhibition and educational plans for the work.

Panelists for the award included curator and cultural organizer La Tanya Autry; photographer Vandell Cobb; American Electric Power Executive Vice President, External Affairs, Charles Patton; visual artist, researcher and educator Dawit L. Petros; and freelance writer, producer and director Gabriel Tolliver.

The program is made possible through the generous support of the American Electric Power Foundation.

Mission of the Greater Columbus Arts Council: To support and advance the arts and cultural fabric of Columbus. www.gcac.org

The Greater Columbus Arts Council receives major financial support from the City of Columbus, Franklin County Commissioners and the Ohio Arts Council.

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