Shane Lavalette, photographer, independent publisher and director of Light Work, is one of 111 artists, along with 12 organizations, to be awarded $3.168 million in funding from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation in its 2018-19 grant cycle. This year’s grantees include artists…
Light Work Announces 2018 Photobook Award Recipient Rose Marie Cromwell’s ‘El Libro Supremo De La Suerte’
Rose Marie Cromwell, a 2013 College of Visual and Performing Arts, Department of Transmedia, Art Photography Program M.F.A. graduate, has received the 2018 Light Work Photobook Award for her monograph, “El Libro Supremo de la Suerte,” which TIS Books and Light Work will co-publish this year.
The Light Work Photobook Award is given annually to an artistic project that deserves international attention. As with all of Light Work’s programs, in selecting the artists to receive this recognition it seeks to highlight emerging and underrepresented artists of diverse backgrounds.
“We’re thrilled to present this year’s Light Work Photobook Award to Rose Marie Cromwell for her ambitious first monograph, ‘El Libro Supremo de la Suerte,’” says Shane Lavalette, director of Light Work. “Cromwell pays homage to a Cuba that she grew to love over nearly a decade of returning to Havana to make pictures. Her work quickly acknowledges its subjective/self-reflexive nature through a non-linear narrative that alludes to life’s ‘luck of the draw,’ exploring some of the very real complexities of contemporary Cuba (including her own presence as an artist coming-of-age). Through a lyrical sequence of images of everyday rituals, she captures a Cuba that is multi-layered and continues to defy expectations. Cromwell’s photographs take us to a place that is, perhaps most of all, profoundly human—and through this, she expresses her belief that even intimacy is political.”
For information on how to pre-order a first edition signed copy of Light Work’s 2019 Book Collectors Offer “El Libro Supremo de la Suerte,” visit the Light Work website.