July 24

SAIC Alum Receives Snider Prize for Photography

The Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) recently honored SAIC alum Hyounsang Yoo (BFA 2011, MFA 2014) with the Snider Prize, a merit-based award given to one MFA candidate in their final year of study. Yoo's works will be purchased by the museum (up to $2,000) and added to its permanent collection. In an email to Newcity Art, MoCP Curator and Associate Director Karen Irvine wrote, "Hyounsang Yoo was selected for the conceptual depth and freshness of his work that incorporates many mediums including photography. We were very interested in his profound observations on media and its impact on society, particularly that of South Korea, his country of origin.”