In 2014, the Smithsonian accepted the Omo: Expressions of a People series into its National Museum of African Art’s photographic archives. Now housed in the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, this tremendous honor has fulfilled Doggett’s hope for the series to be used as a means of supporting the ongoing study of arts, cultures and history of Africa. Accessible to museums, scholars, non-profits, and educators from around the world, the Omo: Expressions of a People series will have a lasting impact for years to come.
About Drew Doggett
Searching for rarely seen subjects, I’ve traveled to remote corners of the world to chronicle people and places that are truly remarkable. Depicted in their natural environments, they are indigenous cultures and communities through a modern lens; scaled and crafted for the most compelling visual impact.
The Omo series lives in the Smithsonian National Archives
Drew receives honorable mentions in five categories at the 2016 IPA competition
The 2016 International Photography Awards, an annual competition considered to be one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today, has given honorable mentions in five of their categories to several artworks from Drew’s Ephemeral Shores and Shadows Alight: Portraits of the American West series and his Sail: Majesty at Sea book.
Bronze prize and honorable mention at PX3 2016
Drew’s honored that his series, Shadows Alight: Portraits of the American West received a bronze award in the Nature/Water category as well as a honorable mention in the Fine Art category for his Sail: Majesty at Sea book at this year’s highly competitive Prix de la Photographie competition in Paris.