ACHF Arts Access
Given the project timeline and the amount of money I will be accountable for, the Artist Initiative grant will help me stay motivated, focused, and structured. Ultimately, I will know that I have achieved outcome 1 if I have a strong and cohesive new set of images to showcase in a solo exhibition by the end of the grant period. 2: The Artist Initiative grant will help enhance my communication and networking skills. The growth in these skills can be seen through the variety of people I photograph throughout the grant period.
My ultimate goal for this grant project was to create new images that were worthy enough to be included in my online and printed portfolios. I know that I achieved this because I included nine new images to my photography website and four new images to my printed portfolio. I have received positive feedback on these images so far. 2: It is an enormous responsibility to manage money given by a grant through the state of Minnesota. I am pleased to have kept under my budget, even having money to spare in the end. Although I had received a few rejections from people whom I had asked to photograph, I have gained more experience in approaching new subject matter and working with/relating to them throughout my photo shoots.
Lepasti will continue photographing peoples' lives on the Iron Range, showcasing his work in a solo exhibition in the Twin Cities.