The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology has announced the selection of the 2013 Robert Gardner Fellow in Photography. Following an international search, the Gardner Fellowship committee has awarded the fellowship to French-Moroccan photographer Yto Barrada.
Born in Paris, and raised in Morocco and France, Barrada lives and works in Tangier, Morocco. Her work has appeared internationally in exhibitions including Art Dubai, the Tate Gallery (London), the Fowler Museum (Los Angeles), MoMA (New York and San Francisco), Jeu de Paume (Paris), and the 2007 and 2011 Venice Biennale. According to Phillip Prodger, Peabody Essex Museum’s Curator of Photography, “Barrada has a gift for finding personal intimate moments that capture the real-life effects of global trade and exchange.”