GRAIN Bursary Award 2019 : Awarded to Clare Hewitt

GRAIN Bursary Award 2019

We are delighted to announce that photographer Clare Hewitt has been awarded the 2019 GRAIN Bursary Award. Clare will make work over the next 12 months exploring issues of isolation in the rural West Midlands.

Clare Hewitt is a photographer based in Birmingham. After completing a degree in Law at Oxford Brookes University, Clare went on to study Commercial Photography at the Arts University Bournemouth. She found that both subjects relate to a complex interest in human beings, their habits, behaviours and experiences, and through photography she could explore this in a more creative way.

In 2011 Clare’s work was selected for Fresh Faced and Wild Eyed at The Photographers’ Gallery, and has since been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery as part of the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize, 2013. In 2016 and 2017 she was included in the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward emerging photographer selection for Eugenie and Kamera, and the British Journal of Photography’s nationwide Portrait of Britain exhibition. Clare has recently been shortlisted for the Royal Photographic Society’s IPE #161, and selected for 209 Women, a photographic portrait project that marks the centenary of women achieving the vote in the UK in 1918.

We would like to thank everyone who took the time and effort to submit an application, we received a high number of excellent submissions and were impressed the wide ranging and thought provoking work.

Image Credit: Eugenie #6, from the series Eugenie (c) Clare Hewitt

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