Brenda Kenneally

Brenda Kenneally

Fellow: Awarded 2014
Field of Study: Photography

Competition: US & Canada

I am a photographer who uses a camera to create a shared emotional space with the people and places I’m drawn to photograph. I take pictures to remember what I learned while I was taking pictures. The photographs are never the point in themselves but rather serve as entry points to a shared humanity. Like all relationships, the ones that I develop through my camera take time and nurturing. I don’t know if one can capture time through photography, but I am never in a hurry when I am taking pictures. Some organizations that I have been funded by include the New York State Council for the Arts, Open Society Foundation, Getty Images, Canon, Nikon, W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, Alicia Patterson Foundation, and Mother Jones.

Follow this link to view The Raw File, founded by producer Laura Lo Forti and photojournalist Brenda Ann Kenneally.

Follow this link to view “Baby Centipedes,” an excerpt from The Upstate Girls Project (2013).

Follow this link to view “Kayla at Fifteen,” a short video portrait (June 2006).

Follow this link to “A Little Creative Class Inc.”

View Brenda Kenneally’s book, Money, Power, Respect: Pictures of My Neighborhood (Channel Photographics).

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