2020 Giard Grant Winner
Annie Flanagan (b. 1986) is a photographer whose work is rooted in the documentary framework and focuses on gender, sexuality, trauma particularly in rural North America. In 2018, they received a Master of Science from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication.
Flanagan has contributed to publications including The New York Times, The Players’ Tribune, Smithsonian Magazine, The Washington Post, ESPN, FOAM Magazine and Mother Jones. They grew up in Washington, D.C. and currently split their time between New Orleans and Vermont.
Annie Flanagan’s grant will support the development of a project which combines their experience as a professional photographer covering news stories in rural America and their lived experience as a queer person and artist exploring rural communities. Flanagan asks us to consider “What do we stow away while being so focused on documenting the lives of others?”