The Clarence John Laughlin Award was created by the New Orleans Photo Alliance to support the work of photographers and their creative expressions. The juror, Del Zogg, selected Keliy from over 120 applicants. Zogg states, “Perhaps it is her endless dedication to the art and craft of photography, or her dedication to the antiquated collodion process. But to my mind it is her vision. Her work presents people as photography intended: straight forward representations of people, all sitting for the camera while the artist selects those simple few seconds to present them as the individuals that they are.”
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