Alums in the News: Christos Palios ’02 named a finalist for the Sondheim Prize

Christos Palios ’02, visual and performing arts, a fine art photographer “whose work probes ideas and aspects of identity, memory, and isolation within urban, industrial, and natural spaces,” is a finalist for the 11th Annual Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. Palios’ work can be found in public and private collections all over the country, and has appeared in such online publications as F-Stop Magazine and Dotphotozine. The award is designed to support artists working in the Greater Baltimore area, and the winner, to be announced July 9 at the Baltimore Museum of Art, will receive a $25,000 fellowship to further their career.

UMBC community members who were semifinalists for the prize include Marian Glebes, M.F.A. ’09, intermedia and digital arts; Jason Hughes, M.F.A. ’15, intermedia and digital arts; Vincent Carney ’06, visual arts; Ben Marcin ’80, economics; and Lynn Cazabon, associate professor of visual arts. Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees!

“B6771: Ioannina, Greece” by Christos Palios, 2014. The photographer has said that his work focuses on “the hushed and unpeopled facets of society.”

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