Competition: US & Canada
Nadia Sablin (b. 1980, Russia) is a photographer, whose work investigates the relationship between documentary and fictional storytelling and explores the larger world through close personal narratives. She has received the Firecracker Photographic Grant, a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship, a Puffin Foundation Grant, and Peter S. Reed Foundation grant in Photography. Her work has been featured in such publications as the New York Times, the Guardian, the Moscow Times, Slate, The New Yorker, American Photo, and the Financial Times. Nadia Sablin’s photographs have been seen in solo and group exhibitions across the US, including Philadelphia Museum of Art, Southeast Museum of Photography, Blue Sky Gallery in Oregon, Cleveland Museum of Art, Bellevue College in Washington, and Texas Women’s University School of Art among others. As a recipient of Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography, Sablin’s monograph, Aunties, was published by Duke University Press/CDS in November 2015. She teaches photography at SUNY New Paltz.