Amy Benson

County: King County



EDGE Professional Development Program 2008
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Award Recipient 2007
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Amy Benson received 2007 GAP Award funding to create a three- to five-minute video piece with her husband, photographer Scott Squire. Spare Change will take up the question of what to do when “sp’anged” (asked for spare change on the street) and will be shown at a series of screening/exhibitions to aid in their fundraising efforts to support a feature-length documentary film addressing homelessness. Their work prominently features still photography, especially portraiture, and the larger work will present an intimate response to the myriad causes and effects of homelessness through the experiences of six or seven people who are or have been homeless.

Amy is also the recipient of a 2012 CityArtist Project award from Seattle’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.