Datacolor Awards $10,000 Photography Scholarship to Parsons The New School for Design Student
Color technology leader continues commitment to new generation of photographers
LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ and NEW YORK, NY – June 11, 2007 – Datacolor, a global leader in digital color management technology, and Parsons The New School for Design have announced the results of the third annual Datacolor Photography Scholarship, following a student competition designed to support digital art and creativity in the field of photography.
Parsons photography department junior Chris Nesbit was named the winner by a panel of prestigious industry professionals, and awarded a $10,000 scholarship. By juxtaposing drawings of buildings long since renovated or torn down on top of the current landscape, Nesbit’s entry addresses urban memory, and the importance of the past in the contemporary urban landscape. In his award-winning collection, Nesbit combines the past and the present to demonstrate an intersection of our contemporary lives with the history of places now lost.
Honorable mentions Silvia Laserna and Anna Skladmann each won the Datacolor PrintFIX PRO™ Suite, an invaluable tool for monitor calibration, and printer profiling in an RGB workflow. In their impressive collections, Laserna focused on humanizing and capturing the spirit of impoverished and underprivileged in Ghana, and Skladmann explored the duality between childhood and adulthood in the lives of privileged children living as part of Russia’s "Nouveau-Riche."
Created as part of Datacolor’s educational outreach program at Parsons, the scholarship was awarded by three judges: Jody Quon, New York Magazine’s Photography Director; Jason Murison Director of PPOW (Pilkington Olsoff Fine Arts, Inc.); and Michelle Chant representing Wieden+Kennedy global advertising. These experts judged photographic and video submissions by more than half of the Parsons junior class.
Datacolor has outfitted two Parsons digital laboratories with Spyder2 colorimeters, and PrintFIX PRO’s printer profiling hardware and software products. Datacolor calibration products have improved lab efficiency and are helping to educate future photographers about the critical role of color management, according to Parsons photography department chairperson Michelle Bogre.
"Digital color management is fundamental to our curriculum and minimizing lab costs," says Bogre. "We greatly appreciate Datacolor’s commitment to our students and the value their digital imaging products deliver to students and professionals alike."
"We appreciate the opportunity to support Parsons’ highly talented students in their pursuit of photography education and successful careers," said Datacolor Vice President Brian Levey. "We are committed to helping these gifted students and all photographers achieve their artistic vision by making color management an easy, affordable, and painless process."
To view the student’s submission, please visit: http://www.parsonsphotobook.com/sponsors/ppb_sponsors.html, orhttp://www.colorvision.com.
About Parsons The New School for Design Located in the heart of New York City, Parsons the New School For Design is one of the most prestigious and comprehensive degree-granting colleges of art and design in the nation. A forerunner in the field of art and design since 1896, the programs and faculty embrace curricular innovation, pioneering new uses of technology, and instilling a global perspective. With a 200-student undergraduate program and 42-student graduate program the Photography Department is a leader in its field. For more information, please visit http://www.parsons.newschool.edu.
About Datacolor Because color matters, leading businesses, creative professionals, and consumers worldwide choose Datacolor’s innovative technology solutions to consistently achieve the right color. Datacolor’s line of ColorVision products has become the most recognizable and honored color calibration brand in the world, providing affordable, easy-to-use digital color control products for creative experts, photographers, corporate customers and consumers everywhere. A Swiss-held company, Datacolor’s strong worldwide presence encompasses global manufacturing and operational facilities with an international strategic network of sales and support offices. For more information visit www.colorvision.com.