We are awarding our 2023 Photo Urbanism Fellowship to NYCHA resident Latricia Morgan to document community at New York public housing campuses.
We believe that photography is vital to understanding our shared environment and serves as a critical tool for illuminating issues and opportunities in the city’s complex public realm. As an ongoing program of the Design Trust, the Photo Urbanism program provides fellowships to photographers to create a body of work about the role of public space in New York City, including the opportunity to lead two youth photography workshops with NeON Photography, and present one final solo exhibition. In 2011, we adopted a new curatorial approach to the program, by linking the fellowship more directly to an active Design Trust project.
This year, we awarded our Photo Urbanism Fellowship to Latricia Morgan alongside the Green Space Connections project, a collaboration with the Public Housing Community Fund and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) to create and activate community-designed green space at four NYCHA public housing developments for 14,000 residents in Brooklyn and the Bronx.
Latricia's project will explore NYCHA’s open spaces and the of power resident-led community organizing. Meet Latricia and explore her previous work here.
The Photo Urbanism Fellowship is supported in part by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.
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