MPS Digital Photography faculty member Jaime Permuth (MPS 2009 Digital Photography), whose first monograph Yonkeros was published last year, has been awarded a prestigious Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (SARF), a one-to-three month artist residency designed to “strengthen the arts community within the Smithsonian and broaden public interest in and understanding of contemporary art.”
As a SARF fellow, Permuth will have access to the Smithsonian Institution’s network of scholars and notable artists and will receive a $2,500 monthly stipend. For his residency project, Permuth will collaborate with Ariana Curtis, Curator of Latino Studies at the Anacostia Community Museum, and with Magdalena Mieri of the National Museum of American History for The Street Becomes, a book and exhibition project that will explore the changing character of “the street” in times of war and peace.
Since its inception in 2007, the SARF promotes cross-disciplinary collaboration between the arts science, history and culture by bringing scholars and distinguished artists from the United States and abroad into contact with one another. For more information on SARF, visit si.edu/sarf. For more information about and photos by Jaime Permuth, visit his website.
Photo by Jaime Permuth.