Desiree Espada, Dallas-based photographer, was awarded the 2012 Arch & Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund from the Dallas Museum of Art. “I plan to use the fund toward a contemporary photography workshop where I can engage with young photographers from all over the globe. I am also working on a large scale project where I am collecting locks of hair from friends, which are then photographed as a momento of their existence. This project is not yet on my website” says Espada.
Desiree received her B.F.A. in Photography from the University of North Texas in 2010. Her conceptual practice centers on issues of female identity and anthropological means of collecting. With the help of the Kimbrough Award funds, Desiree will participate in a four-day summer workshop at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, Colorado.