Since 2005, Samantha Box has dedicated herself to documenting New York City’s community of homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) youth.
Her on-going project, INVISIBLE, has been recognized by the Anthropographia Award for Photography and Human Rights, EN FOCO, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. It has been widely exhibited, most notably, in 2010 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY, and in 2011 as part of the Open Society Institute’s “Moving Walls #18” exhibition. INVISIBLE is fiscally sponsored by the Blue Earth Alliance; images from this project are part of EN FOCO’s permanent collection.
Samantha was born in Kingston, Jamaica, was raised in Edison, New Jersey and is now based in Brooklyn, New York.
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AWARDS AND HONORS
Review Sante Fe, May 2012.
The Sante Fe Prize for Photography, Nominated, October 2011.
Blue Earth Alliance, Accepted for Fiscal Sponsorship, October 2011.
Open Society Institute, Moving Walls #18, March 2011.
New York Foundation for the Arts, Fellow in Photography, June 2010.
Anthropographia Award for Photography and Human Rights, Finalist, January 2010.
En Foco New Works #13, December 2009.
Eddie Adams Workshop, October 2009.
TESTIMONY: A Living Exhibition of Queer Youth, The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay And Lesbian Art, New York City, July 2012.
EN FOCO/IN FOCUS: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ, June 2012.
EN FOCO/IN FOCUS: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection, The Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, D.C., March 2012.
The Pop-Up Museum of Queer History, The Waldron Arts Center, The University of Indiana, IN, October 2011.
EN FOCO/IN FOCUS: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection, Lightwork, Syracuse, NY, September 2011.
The Pop-Up Museum of Queer History, The Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, New York City, August 2011.
Say It Loud!/Black and Latino Gay Pride/First Friday, Albany, NY, June 2011.
The Open Society Institute, Moving Walls #18 Exhibition, New York City, March 2011.
The Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy, NY, October 2010.
RISE: New Works by New Artists, Gallery I/D, Miami, June 2010.
EN FOCO, New Works #13 Exhibition, New York City, June 2010.
New York Photo Festival, Anthropographia exhibition, New York City, May 2010.
Bangalore Queer Film Festival, Bangalore, February 2010.
The Left Forum, New York City, March 2010.
The Left Forum, New York City, April 2009.
Shift – ICP Certificate Program Group Show, New York City, June 2006.