News Recap: May 8, 2015

Weekly recap of art world news.

Are We Stardust?  Photo ©Amy Friend

Are We Stardust? Photo ©Amy Friend

Photolucida Critical Mass 2014 Book Award Winner Announced
Each year, one photographer from Photolucida’s Critical Mass Top 50 is selected to receive a hardbound monograph of their portfolio. This year’s book award recipient is Amy Friend for her series Dare Alle Luce. The book will be produced and distributed by Photolucida.
Read the full story (Photolucida)

Renowned Curator Jane Farver Dies at 68
Jane Farver died suddenly in Venice, where she was preparing for a presentation for the American Pavilion of the Venice Biennale. Farver served as the chief curator at the Queens Museum before heading the MIT List Visual Arts Center until 2011 when she left to pursue independent projects. She was widely respected by artists and curators alike. Sources say that she suffered a heart attack.
Read the full story (ArtNet News)

Flash Forward Emerging Photographers Announced
The Magenta Foundation has announced the recipients of their 11th Flash Forward Emerging Photographers Competition. Winners are selected from Canada, UK, and US. Selected photographers will be published in an exhibition catalogue and will be included in a traveling group exhibition. One $6,000 cash prize will be awarded to the 2015 Bright Spark Award winner and a Book Award will also be announced.
Read more (Magenta Foundation)