Curator Selection / 2023 / /
the kids Were alright - Myanmar 2013v2023”
Myanmar opened to the world in 2012. In 2013, when I visited, there were glimmers of hope. Cellphones were prevalent, and the kids absorbed everything from the web. I was inspired because I knew - the kids are alright.
In 2021, massive peaceful protests were brutally put down and civilians were slaughtered. Because of this many youths joined the war against the military.
Ten years after I took photos of these marvelous kids, I wondered where they are now. In this series, diptychs juxtapose 2013 images with 2023 words from contemporary resistance fighters.
Brad Carlile is a photographer that lives in Portland Oregon. He has exhibited at MoMA Rio de Janeiro (collection), Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (collection), Guatemala, Germany, Austria, and over 60 shows in the USA. His 2011 solo show was chosen as Portland’s best art photography show for the year.
His work was shown in several Biennials: Ballarat 2015 Biennial, 25th Encuentros Abiertos 2014 Festival de la Luz, and the 2009 Hearst 8x10 Photography Biennial(winner). Brad has won over 14 photographic awards including 2014 PDN photo annual His work has been in over 60 shows.
Awards AWARDS, GRANTS, & COVERS
2022 Honorable Mention, Deeper Perspective, International Photography Awards, IPA, New York, NY A 2016 Nomination Wildlife, 11 Annual Black and White Spider Awards, Beverly Hills, CA
2016 6 nominations, International Color Awards, Beverly Hills, CA
2014 PDN Photo Annual 2014, Winner, Personal Work Category
2014 Photolucida Critical Mass, Finalist, Portland OR
2014 3 Honorable Mentions, Deeper Perspective, International Photography Awards, IPA, New York, NY 2014 Fine Art Nominee, International Color Awards, Beverly Hills, CA
2012 Honorable Mention, Deeper Perspective, International Photography Awards, IPA, New York, NY
2009 Hearst 8x10 Biennial Winner, Hearst Corporation, New York, NY
2009 Professional Development Grant, RACC -Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland, OR
2008 2 Honorable Mentions, Architecture & Interiors, International Photography Awards, IPA, New York NY 2007 Third Place, Prix de la Photographie Paris, Px3, Fine Art Abstract, Paris
2007 Honorable Mention Fine Art Series, International Photography Awards, IPA, New York NY
2007 First Place, Travel, CameraArts Magazine
2006 First Place, 2006 Photo Contest, Alaska Airlines Magazine, Paradigm Communications
2006 2 Awards of Excellence, National Photo Awards Annual 2005, Open Category
2005 People’s Choice Award, Pacific Northwest Art Annual, (7 States & BC), Eugene OR
2005 Honorable Mention Fine Art Series, International Photography Awards, IPA, Los Angeles CA
2005 Cover & Honorable Mention, Photography 25th Annual, Photographer’s Forum, Santa Barbara CA