The Robert Giard Foundation, in partnership with Queer|Art, is proud to announce the winners of the Robert Giard Grant for Emerging LGBTQ+ Photographers, Courtney Webster and Meg Turner ($10,000), and runners-up Bianca Sturchio and riel Sturchio ($5,000). We also recognize the excellent work of eight finalists: Michael DeCristo, Lee Laa Ray Guillory, a. r. havel, Ian Lewandowski, Schaël Marcéus, Sarah Panzer, Coyote Park, and Zhidong Zhang.
This year’s award cycle was exceptional in many ways. A record number of nearly 275 compelling applications were submitted. And for the first time, this year’s winner and runner-up are each a collaborative duo whose projects focus on community outreach and empowerment. After a particularly challenging and isolating year, the Robert Giard Foundation is excited celebrate the spirit of collaboration and community in 2021–2022.