Competition: US & Canada
Jeffrey Stockbridge has been photographing the opioid crisis in the neighborhood of Kensington in North Philadelphia for the past decade. His widely acclaimed book, Kensington Blues, published in 2017, pairs large-format color photographs of people struggling to survive their addiction with audio transcripts and journal entries composed by the subjects themselves. This multi-year collaboration began as a personal project and evolved into a blog, book, lecture series and multiple exhibitions.
Stockbridge graduated from Drexel University with a BS in Photography in 2005. His work has been exhibited at The National Portrait Gallery in London, The Delaware Center for Contemporary Art and The Philadelphia Museum of Art. He is a recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant, an Independence Foundation Fellowship Grant and a CFEVA Fellowship. His work has been featured in multiple publications including The New York Times Magazine, Time Magazine, Focus Magazine, Musee Magazine and The Telegraph UK.
Profile photograph by Kyle Huff