2017 GREENFIELD PRIZE WINNING CATEGORY: PHOTOGRAPHY
The Hermitage Artist Retreat and its partner, the Greenfield Foundation, mark the 2017 Greenfield Prize award with a new category, recognizing the art of photography.

The 2017 prize will be presented to internationally acclaimed photojournalist David Burnett, at a celebration dinner on Saturday, April 22st at Michael’s On East Ballroom in Sarasota, Florida. The jury who selected Burnett consisted of Chair Dr. Tony Bannon, executive director of the Burchfield Penney Art Center and former director of the George Eastman Museum; Daile Kaplan, vice president and director of photography for Swann Auction Galleries; Robert Pledge, co-founder of Contact Press Images and international curator of photographic exhibitions; Greenfield Foundation Representative Joni Greenfield and Hermitage Artist Retreat Executive Director and moderator Bruce E. Rodgers.

“As always, an extraordinary jury of experts had a very difficult time selecting the recipient for the Greenfield Prize,” remarked Rodgers. “Four exceptional photographers were considered but in the end, David Burnett stood out and was a unanimous choice as our 2017 prize recipient. We look forward to introducing him to the community during the Greenfield Prize weekend in April.”

David Burnett has been an internationally acclaimed photojournalist for over five decades. He learned to photograph on his high school year book in Salt Lake City, and eventually worked for TIME Magazine in Washington, in Miami, and later for two years in Vietnam, as a freelance correspondent. He has worked on contract with LIFE, TIME and PEOPLE, and continues to work for a variety of magazines in the US and Europe. He is the recipient of the "Press Photo of the Year" award from World Press Photo Foundation (Holland), "Magazine Photographer of the Year" from the Pictures of the Year (USA), the Robert Capa Gold Medal from the Overseas Press Club of America (USA), the latter of which has also twice awarded him the Olivier Rebbot award for work done around the world. He's photographed every American President since John F. Kennedy, and covered every Summer Olympic Games since 1984. He has taught a number of workshops, including the Gulf Photo Plus in Dubai, and Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam, and has twice chaired the Jury of World Press Photo. He has authored three large-format photography books: Soul Rebel - An Intimate Portrait of Bob Marley, the world-renowned Reggae musician and songwriter; 44 Days: Iran and the Remaking of the World, a photo memoir of the Iranian Revolution and Man Without Gravity (in French) a collection of his Olympic sports photographs. He lives in the New York area, but considers himself a citizen of the world.

Learn more about David and his work by visiting his website at: http://www.davidburnett.com/

David will receive his prize at the annual Greenfield Prize Award Dinner at Michael's On East, Sarasota on April 22, 2017. Dr. Tony Bannon, Executive Director of the Burchfield Penny Museum and former Executive Director of the George Eastman House will give the keynote address.


Event Details


Greenfield Prize Weekend 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017
5:00pm
Artist Talk: Creative Conversations
Sainer Pavilion at New College
5313 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL
 
Friday, April 21, 2017
7:30pm
Pre-Concert Talk: Creative Conversations
8:00pm
World Premier of 2015 Greenfield Prize Composition by Bobby Previte
Sainer Pavilion at New College
5313 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL
 
Saturday, April 22, 2017
2:30pm
Pre-Concert Talk: Creative Conversations
3:00pm
World Premier of 2015 Greenfield Prize Composition by Bobby Previte
Sainer Pavilion at New College
5313 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL
 
Saturday, April 22, 2017
6:30pm
Greenfield Prize Dinner
Details below.
Michael’s On East Ballroom
1212 South East Avenue, Sarasota, FL
 
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Greenfield Prize Creative Conversations In partnership with SMOA: Sarasota Museum of Art
2:00pm
My Life, My Work
Artist talk by the winner of the 2017 Greenfield Prize in photography (TBA).
3:00pm
The State of the Art of Photography
Panel discussion with national photography curators including Anthony Bannon, former Director of the George Eastman House, and Robert Pledge, Editorial Director of Contact Press Images, an international photojournalism agency.
The Works
891 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL

FREE; RSVP required -- EMAIL HERE

Creative Conversations are sponsored in part by an Opportunity Grant from the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County.
 
Greenfield Prize Dinner and Award Presentation

Award Winner TBA
Keynote Speaker Tony Bannon

Saturday, April 22, 2017
6:30pm
Michael’s On East Ballroom
1212 South East Avenue, Sarasota, FL

Tickets
$275 – Individual Ticket
$400 – Patron Ticket
$1,000 – Benefactor Tickets (for two people)
Sponsorship levels also available.

To purchase tickets and for more information, please CLICK HERE or call Development Director Craig Badinger at 941-475-2098 ext 2.