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Elizabeth Stone: CJL 2017 Finalist

Greenough, Montana

40 Moons illustrates the last 40 months of my mom’s life. I photographed her daily records, 3,200 pages. The words were written by her caregivers. Each image is a layered representation of a month, blueprints to my mom’s existence as she returns to the stars.

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)