“Photography plays an integral role in the examination, discussion, and re-imagining of New York City’s public spaces,” the RFP states. “The Photo Urbanism program supports this role by offering fellowships to New York City-based photographers to produce new bodies of work exploring the city’s complex public realm in conjunction with active Design Trust projects.” This year, the theme of the fellowship is urban agriculture in New York City, to coincide with Five Borough Farm, an ongoing initiative to develop a citywide plan for urban agriculture (which you can learn more about in our recent interview with the project’s Policy Fellow Nevin Cohen). The Design Trust will provide access to urban agriculture practitioners and locations citywide, and in turn the photographs will help inform the ongoing initiative. The fellowship includes a stipend, a public presentation and a publication dedicated to the final work. Submission deadline: April 25, 2011.
For submission guidelines and more information, or to download a PDF of the Call for Submissions, visit the Design Trust’s site.
For more on urban agriculture here on the Omnibus, look back at Urban Agriculture: East New York, a five-part documentary video on the evolution of an urban agriculture movement in one neighborhood; Food and the Shape of Cities, an interview with the founders of the Foodprint Project about the impact of food systems on the physical city; and the aforementioned interview with food policy expert Nevin Cohen about the process of developing a citywide plan for urban agriculture and its promise as both social justice movement and model for community development.
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