Alena Zhandarova – 2012 SPA Recipient

Run Forest Every morning I make a choice to wake up. And take the responsibility for the first step, aware…

Ian Bates – 2012 SPA Finalist

The New Americans Growing up means change. It means independence. It means making something for yourself. Coming of age. But,…

Marianne Bjornmyr – 2012 SPA Finalist

Working Title: An Archive of No Evidence: Discarded Stories “Instead of just recording reality, photographs have become the norm for…

Jared Hamilton – 2012 SPA Finalist

Finding Oasis The stresses of life build up on our souls. Work, sex, isolation, alienation, whatever the source there are…

Leonard Pongo – 2012 SPA Finalist

The necessary Evil The necessary evil is a work on churches of the awakening in Congo DR. These independent churches…

Laerke Posselt – 2012 SPA Finalist

Perfect Childhood My project is a work in progress portraying a phenomenon in western culture: The child beauty pageants. A…

Naty Rios – 2012 SPA Finalist

On Ballet I studied Ballet for a long period of my life, graduating as a classical ballerina in 2003. During…

Vilhelm Stokstad – 2012 SPA Finalist

Stepped down from the roof of the world | The people that left Tibet Still, methods of torture, imprisoning and…

Nicholas Venaglia – 2012 SPA Finalist

Since moving to the Bay Area in early 2008, I have kept an ongoing photographic journal of my transplanted home….

Fabian Weiss – 2012 SPA Finalist

Topic: Seto – Disappearing Culture in Europe Subject Matter: Europe hosts many nearly forgotten traditional cultures and tribes. The Seto…