Photographer Elizabeth Bick '03 was recognized in January 2017 with a prestigous national award for her photography work by the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Fla. The Rudin Prize for Emerging Photographers is bestowed every two years to an emerging photographer on the leading edge of their field but who has not yet had a solo museum exhibition.
"It's a huge honor and motivation to keep working on my practice. I am thrilled," Bick said.
Bick was selected for the award, which carries a $20,000 cash prize, from among four other photographers chosen to exhibit work at the Norton Museum of Art. The exhibit included 48 photographs, videos, and installation works.
Elizabeth Bick is a photographer based in New York City. Informed by a past as a trained classical ballerina and her study and practice of street photography, she uses photography to examine public and private pageantry of individual and collective movement. The resulting photographs are a hybrid combination of performance art, choreography, and documentary photography. Her large-scale works of pedestrian passageways and isolated individuals in various states of pantomime reveal a unique look at the quotidian, reflexive performances of daily life.
Bick received a BFA from Loyola University New Orleans, a MFA in Photography from Yale University, and has recently exhibited at Fraenkel Gallery and Aperture Foundation. Aline Smithson of Lenscratch wrote “...Bick has a painter’s eye, an ability to find the extraordinary in the every day, and a sense of beauty and movement that elevates the human condition on the streets of New York.”
She is currently a faculty member at International Center for Photography, Pratt Institute, and School of Visual Arts and is preparing for a solo exhibition at University of Texas Visual Art Center in late January 2017.