Juror Jeffrey Teuton of Jen Bekman Projects (New York, NY) says of Schutmaat's project:
Moving through portraits and landscapes, Bryan captures the mixture of experiences and stories of the land and people he documents, all blending seemlessly with an incredible life and vibrancy which, in others' hands, could be mundane and quiet. It is impossible to look away.
HCP's annual photography Fellowship Program provides two recipients with a $2,000 monetary award to continue their photographic work and a solo exhibition at HCP. An independent jury of photography specialists award the fellowships to emerging artists using photography or related media to complete work-in-progress. One fellowship is a general HCP fellowship, awarded to an nationally or internationally based artist and the other is the Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship, awarded to a Houston-based artist.
The 2011 Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship Award and Exhibition is generously supported by the Friends and Family of Carol Crow.