Lori Waselchuk, 2020 Finalist

Lori Waselchuk is a documentary photographer and visual activist interested in conversations about our sharedhumanity and the meanings of community. Waselchuk’s practice is collaborative and her projects derive fromconversation and discovery with creative people. Waselchuk is a curator and coordinator of numerous exhibitionsand public engagement arts projects that prioritize community, collaboration and social engagement.Waselchuk's first book, "Grace Before Dying" was published by Umbrage Editions (NY) in 2011.Waselchuk is grateful to be the recipient of numerous awards and grants including the Leeway Foundation’sTransformation Award, Pew Fellowship for the Arts, Aaron Siskind Foundation’s Individual PhotographerFellowship, PhotoNOLA Review Prize, and the Southern African Gender and Media Award.  Her projects havebeen exhibited in solo and group shows in Africa, South America, North America and Europe. Waselchuk’s workis published widely in books and publications.