Franklin Fairbanks Award
“The Franklin Fairbanks Award is given each year to an individual, not necessarily a Vermonter, for lifelong creative and dedicated service to the residents of Vermont and/or New England, one whose body of work has significantly enriched regional and/or national awareness and understanding of our cultural heritage and/or the natural world, through contributions in the arts, humanities, or sciences. Past ties to the Museum are not a factor in the selection process.”
2018 Franklin Fairbanks Award: Richard W. Brown
Considered one of America's foremost photographers of rural life and the New England landscape, Richard W. Brown lives in Vermont's pristine Northeast Kingdom. For over 40 years, he has searched with his camera for the unspoiled soul of this region. His photographs have appeared numerous publications, including Audubon, National Wildlife, Vermont Life, and The New York Times. More than 20 books of his photographs have been published worldwide.
The Franklin Fairbanks Award celebration and a reception for Richard W. Brown's exhibit, The Last of the Hill Farms, will be on Saturday, May 5, 5:30 to 7:30 PM, at the Fairbanks Museum.