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Kibera: A Slice of Heaven

  • Prize
    Winner in State of the World/"What a wonderful world"
  • Photographer
    Maureen Ruddy Burkhart
  • Website
    http://www.maureenruddyburkhart.com
  • Instagram
    mophotoartist

While working with a locally (Kibera) based womens empowerment project, I found that looking beyond the obvious obstacles of extreme poverty, lack of sanitation and opportunities, one could find hard working people, community, family, and joy in unexpected doses.

I received my BFA in Photography in 1976 and continued to work as a visual artist in a variety of capacities, from studio/location photography to filmmaking for the US Navy. During the most recent phase of my life I've been pursuing fine art photography and iphoneography. My work has been exhibited locally, nationally, and internationally and is included in collections at the Asia Society Museum and MIT's Islamic architecture library.

Awards Picfair's Best Photo of 2018, Women Behind the Lens
Nominee in Fine Art & People category in Photography Masters Cup
Black & White Spider Awards
Hipstography Awards
Honorable Mention & Viewer's Choice Award US Capitol Christmas Tree Competition
4 Honorable Mentions 2013 Lucie's.
Solo exhibitions:
Firehouse Art Center, Longmont, Colorado
Xiang Sha Wan Art Palace, Inner Mongolia, China
Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder, Colorado.