Second Place: Ana Cordeiro
L.A. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' Second Place: Ana Cordeiro (Click on image for larger view)
MEDEA 1 by Ana Cordeiro
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Jeff Alu's review: "As I was looking through all of the image submissions the first few times around, I actually skipped right over this image.  This is probably due to the relatively narrow depth and the general softness of the image.  This image does not pop in any way and let’s face it: in our current age of eye-popping, photoshop-enhanced, color saturated, crystal-clear imagery, an image like this might get overlooked.

Guilty as charged.  But once we shift out of our fuel-injected mindset and lay on the breaks, new worlds can open up.  That was exactly my experience with this image.  My jaw dropped when I actually stopped and looked at it, or better, looked into it.  

The drama here is overwhelming, though it is a quiet drama.   I don’t feel a struggle taking place as much as a surrendering or resigning, but perhaps not all hope is lost.  If there is any hope here, it is up to the viewer to decide, based on individual life experience and need.  

Thank you Ana for reminding us to slow down enough to find intense drama in the subtle."

Ana Paula Cordeiro says of her work, "From an artistic-alienated background, I first had contact with Visual Arts through photography.

However, after two solo shows and professional assisting experience as a photographer I felt the need of developing a set of skills for translating visual experiences into practical objects.

I started as work/study at The Center for Book Arts in 2002, was an intern at the Women's Studio Workshop in 2003 and was awarded a Stein Scholarship Residency in 2005 back at The Center for Book Arts, which followed intense studio production, assistant-ships and continuous workshops both as a teacher and as a student.

I am nowadays a full-time bookmaker, my time being divided between collaborations, commissions and my own artistic practice, which has layered photography with letterpress printing. I’ve been part of various group shows nationwide, and since 2008 the work I create and produce has been collected privately and institutionally."


1995 - Universidade Católica do Salvador, Bahia, Brazil: Bachelor's degree in Social Communications
2002 - The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY:  Intern
2003 - Women's Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY: Intern
2005 - The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY: Stein Scholar for Advanced Studies in Book Arts

Solo Exhibitions:

Teaching English as a Second Language – Portraits – February 2001 - International Center in New York, NYC
Caxixis-New York: Street Fair Photographs - April 2004 - Galeria Pierre Verger, Bahia, Brazil

Group Exhibitions:

Embraced – July 8th – September 19th 2015 The Center for Book Arts
Private Viewing - June 19th - September 11th 2015 Islip Art Museum, NY
Blood Quantum - November-December 2015 23Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR
Finding Our Place - October 2015 - January 2016 Annmarie Sculpture Garden, Dowell, MD
Content: Artifact - September-October 2015 - Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO
Then & Now - September-November 2015 - Castle Gallery New Rochelle, NY
Embraced - July-September 2015 - The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY
Then & Now - April-June 2015 - The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY
Tell me how you really feel - July-September 2012 - The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY
Tell me how you really feel - September-November 2012 - Payne Gallery, Bethelem, PA
Multiple Limited Unique - Selections from the Permanent Collection of The Center for Book Arts
July-September 2011 - The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY. 
This exhibition traveled to:
October 2011 Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA
February 2012 Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN
May 2012 Museum of Printing History, Houston, TX
October 2012 Lafayette College, Easton, PA
January 2013 The Book Club of California, San Francisco, CA)
Fun Games and Such - July-September 2008 - The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY
(un)Contained Vessels - July-September 2007 - The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY
DeGolyer Triennial Competition and Exhibition - June 2006 - Bridwell Library, Dallas, TX
Mutilated/Cultivated Environment - June-September 2006 - The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY
Celebrating Artist Members - July-September 2005 - The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY

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