Wendy Ewald Honored with Visionary Woman Award


Wendy Ewald, a professor at the Center for International Studies, has recently received the 2010 Visionary Woman Award presented by the Moore College of Art & Design.

Ewald accepted the Visionary Woman Award at a gala on Thursday, September 30 at Moore College, the only woman's arts college in the nation. The award honors women whose work and leadership have had a powerful influence on the visual arts.

Ewald is also the creative director of the Literacy Through Photography program at the Center for Documentary Studies, which teaches elementary and middle-school students to express themselves through photography and writing. The program has become an international model for engaging students through photography to explore identity and cultural diversity and improve literacy.

Ewald has for 38 years collaborated in projects with children, families, artists and teachers throughout the United States and the world. She has received several honors including a MacArthur Fellowship, grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Fulbright Commission, and solo exhibitions at the International Center of Photography in New York, amongst many others. She currently teaches at Amherst College and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.