Applications Now Being Accepted for the
5th Annual Yarka Vendrinska Scholarship
Mark and Tanya Bohr are pleased to announce the fifth annual scholarship for
emerging photojournalists who demonstrate financial need to continue their
careers. The award may be used to attend any of the photojournalism workshops
at The Maine Photographic Workshops.
The $2,000 scholarship is offered in memory of Yarka, who was a passionate
photojournalist. She was drawn to photograph people often ignored by society â€“
the homeless, the aged and the ill. Finding great humanity in her subjects,
she attempted to show this through her imagery.
The ideal applicant will not only be interested in photojournalism, but will
have demonstrated social awareness in the spirit of Yarkaâ€™s work. While the
award will be based upon need, the applicant must also provide a portfolio of
recent work. Portfolios and proof of need for financial assistance should
be submitted in digital format, as the awarding committee is not centrally
located. For further information and application forms, see the Maine Workshops
scholarship site at:
and at :www.yarka.net
Application deadline: 5:00 PM on Tuesday, April 20, 2007.
The award will be announced on Yarkaâ€™s birthday, April 25, 2007.