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Over Exposure Individual artist fellowship

OverExposure fellowships provide opportunities to photographers whose work examine critical statewide issues and are used to engage the community. OverExposure intends to increase the visibility of regional documentary photography with projects that respond to the unique needs and interests of the community they address, integrate creative approaches and thoughtful strategies for presenting the images to an audience and include related regional discussions, events, workshops, activities, or larger advocacy to the scope of the project.

Selected from a pool of applicants, Becky Olstad received $10,000 fellowship to continue a documentary project which follows the Circle of Discipline; a Minneapolis-based organization that provides at-risk youth with alternative programs to address their physical, emotional and mental needs, primarily through the sport of boxing. Olstad uses the grant to strengthen and enhance the project by creating and exhibiting new work that documents the athletes’ lives outside the ring. Her completed work was presented in August 2011 at Augsburg College.