Sarah Rice (b.1982) is a documentary and editorial photographer based in Portland, Maine. Born in Michigan, she graduated with a BA in photojournalism from Central Michigan University. She’s lived and worked on both coasts and now calls her sixth state home. She’s particularly interested in long-term documentary projects that involve marginalized and outlier populations, and those that explore the ties that bind human beings to one another. Her clients include The Center for Investigative Reporting, CNN, Down East Magazine, Mother Jones, National Geographic, NBC News, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and Yankee Magazine. Her archive is represented by Redux.
In honor of Arnold's legacy as both a photographer and mentor, The Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture recognizes excellence in a new generation of photographers by awarding $20,000 to a photographer whose work demonstrates a compelling new vision in the genre of portraiture. The prize, the second largest in the United States, is designed to assist the winner in continuing the pursuit of their work and to serve as a launching pad for the next phase of their careers.
At Maine Media we want make opportunities available to promising artists and increase access to a diverse group of participants. Scholarships are available for young artists and adults based on financial need and artistic merit. Specific scholarships are funded by foundations and individual donors, many of whom are alumni of our programs or parents or friends of alumni. They’ve seen the transformative power of the Maine Media experience, and have decided to “pay it forward.”