News Recap: April 21, 2017

A weekly recap of art world news.

Editors at work at the 2016 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon at the Museum of Modern Art. Courtesy of Marily Konstantinopoulou via Wikimedia Commons.

Editors at work at the 2016 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon at the Museum of Modern Art. Courtesy of Marily Konstantinopoulou via Wikimedia Commons.

6,500 Women Written Into Art History During Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
The fourth annual Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon resulted in new or expanded Wikipedia entries for more than 6,500 women artists. 2,500 participants made it their mission to improve the online resource about women artists and fight the gender gap. Some of the world’s biggest art institutions acted as venues including Museum of Mordern Art in New York and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Read the full story (ArtNet News)

Anna Filipova Wins Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation’s 2016 Photographer Grant
Anna Flilipova has recently been awarded the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation’s 2016 Photographer Grant to fund her project in Greenland. Filipova will measure the impact of the development of the mining industry on landscape and how the change in landscape alters the local population’s way of life. Flilipova was featured in Issue 6 of Don’t Take Pictures.
Read the full story (L’oeil de la Photographie)

2017 International Photobook Award Winners Announced
Photo Independent has announced the winners of the 2017 International Photobook Awards. The competition received photobooks from 16 countries and awarded six books as Best in Show, three books in the self-published/handmade category, and three books in the published category. Winners include Frank Hamrick for “harder Than Writing a Good Haiku,” and Susan Burnstine for “Absence of Being,” published by Damiani.
Read the full story (Photo Independent)