I am very excited to announce that my project In the Landscape received the CENTER's Project Launch Honorable Mention award.
In addition, I was also informed that this series made it to the 3rd round of judging and was in the top 4% for the Project Competition, which received over 700 entries from around the world.
The juror, Virginia Heckert, Associate Curator, J. Paul Getty Museum, wrote:
"Donna Wan's In the Landscape project successfully borrows a tradition from landscape painting, that of 19th-century Romantic painters' introduction of a figure seen from behind to lead the viewer into the scene, to depict a wide range of vacation and leisure destinations. Elevated vantage points and less-than-ideal lighting conditions introduce distancing elements that underscore the investigative nature of her observation of individuals interacting with the landscape."