So I'm a finalist for the for the Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography (MPS Fund) 2013 grant.
I know the work of a few of the other nominees, but I've only met one, JT Blatty. I met and talked with JT at SPE in Dallas a few years ago, where her work on the oil spill stood out from the typical student work that surrounded her (she wasn't a student at the time). I think we had a good talk, and I've been following her work since. I'm glad to be on a list with work like hers.