NEWS   ·  January 12, 2016

Fazal Sheikh Awarded Sixth Lou Stoumen Prize in Photography

The Museum of Photographic Arts announced Fazal Sheikh as the recipient of the sixth Lou Stoumen Prize in Photography, a prestigious international award that highlights a mid-career photographer whose work deals broadly with the concepts of humanity.

Nominated by Malcolm Daniel from The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Sheikh was selected as the prizewinner for his portrait work with people from around the world living in displaced and marginalized communities.

“Fazal is brilliant, he’s one of the best and most talented photographers working today,” MOPA Executive Director Deborah Klochko said. “He combines a direct approach while capturing the profound emotions and dignity of people in marginalized situations and communities. His work transcends traditional documentary, creating a new way of engaging with his subjects.”

The Lou Stoumen Prize includes a monetary award of $20,000, an award ceremony and the addition of a selection of photographs from Sheikh’s work to MOPA’s permanent collection. The award ceremony to honor Sheikh will be held Sept. 15 -16, 2016, at MOPA. Further information about the ceremony will be announced at a later date.

Read more about Fazal and the Lou Stoumen Prize HERE.


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