The Snider Prize is a purchase award given to emerging artists in their final year of graduate study. The winner receives $3,000, and two honorable mentions each receive $500 towards the purchase of work to be added to the MoCP
's permanent collection. Sponsored by Lawrence K. and Maxine Snider, the Snider Prize forms a part of the museum's ongoing commitment to support new talent in the field of contemporary photography.
Snider Prize Winner: Widline Cadet
Widline Cadet is a Haitian-born artist. Her practice draws from personal history and examines race, memory, erasure, migration, immigration, and Haitian cultural identity from within the United States. She uses photography, video, and installations to construct a visual language that explores notions of visibility and hyper visibility, black feminine interiority, and selfhood. She earned her BA in studio art from The City College of New York and an MFA from Syracuse University.
Dawn Kim is an artist who examines systems of power that have been made invisible. She was born in Seoul, Korea and graduated from Yale University with an MFA in 2020.
Ana Zibelnik is a Slovenian photographer whose work examines the experience of time by combining the prosaic with the uncanny. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana in 2018 and graduated with an MA in film and photographic theory from Leiden University.