Letitia Huckaby: CJL 2017 Finalist

LETITIA HUCKABY: CJL 2017 Finalist
Benbrook, Texas

40 Acres…Gumbo Ya Ya, is a poetic examination of a promise made by Union General William Sherman for agrarian reform to enslaved African American farmers. Framed in vintage embroidery hoops, the landscape embodies the hopes and dreams of a people.


The Clarence John Laughlin Award annually grants one $5000 prize and an exhibition in the NOPA gallery to a photographer whose work exhibits sustained artistic excellence and creative vision.

The 2017 award finalists are: Marina Font (Miami Beach, FL), Susan Grant (Dallas, TX), Cig Harvey (Rockport, ME), Letitia Huckaby (Benbrook, TX), Jennifer Schlesinger (Santa Fe, NM), Tara Sellios (South Boston, MA), Elizabeth Stone (Greenough, MT), Jerry Takigawa (Monteray, CA), Maggie Taylor (Gainesville, FL), Anna Tomczak (Lake Helen, FL)