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Steph Plourde-Simard: Taking Nothing for Granted

Steph Plourde-Simard (’08) has big news this week.  She just received notice that she has received a grant from the St. Botolph Club Foundation to continue a documentary project in Guatemala.

Steph Plourde-Simard

Steph probably says it best in her own words:  “The proposal I submitted was to return to Guatemala to continue my series on Ana and Julio’s family. This is something that I did while at NESOP, but it seems to be the best thing I’ve done so far since it’s what people are most interested in when I submit or show my work. I guess I agree with that, because I do feel really connected to it and I’m not sick of it yet! While I’ve had 2 solo shows of that work in the last year and a half, I never truly felt like it was completely finished. I prefer to work with a subject over a long period of time, so returning there to do that is really crucial to me. And it couldn’t have come at a better time, because while I really enjoy my day jobs and working in the field it’s not so easy for me as a fine art/documentary photographer to take a lot of time off to make my own work. I have to do it around a pretty busy schedule. This grant is going to allow me to travel again and spend some time focusing on personal work, which is something I haven’t had the benefit of doing in much too long.”

Steph Plourde-Simard

You can find more of Steph’s work on her website.


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