USM Distinguished Professor of Art Rose Marasco has received the second annual University of Southern Maine Provost’s Research Fellowship for the 2011-2012 academic year. The fellowship will allow Marasco to continue her photography project, “New Work: New York.” For the project, she will use a pinhole camera and 4x5 color film to capture the architecture and urban environment of Manhattan.
Marasco has received high praise from Julia Van Haaften, former curator of the New York Public Library Photography Collection, and Robert Riley, an independent media curator formerly with the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Her choice of using a pinhole camera with color film is unique. The outcome of the project will be exhibitions in both New York City and USM’s Art Gallery in Gorham.