The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center has announced that photographer Lucinda Bunnen is the recipient of its fourth annual Nexus Award.
“Lucinda was the unanimous choice for this year’s award,” said Stuart Horodner, the Contemporary’s artistic director. “She is a successful photographer, passionate collector and generous patron of the arts and culture in Atlanta. Given her history with our institution and many others, her selection made perfect sense in our 40th year.”
Bunnen has been a key member of the local arts community for 40 years. She was instrumental in the founding of Nexus Photo Gallery, which later became the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, in 1973 and has been substantively involved with the High Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Art Papers and many others.
The Contemporary created the Nexus Award in 2010 to publicly acknowledge an individual or individuals who have made a profound contribution to contemporary visual art in Atlanta and beyond. The previous winners are critic Jerry Cullum, Spelman College Museum Director Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, philanthropist Louis Corrigan and Lisa Cremin, founding director of the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund.