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awards & distinctions

garden workers, Tchintoulous, November 1985 from the 1991 photoessay, Gardens of Despair: Tuareg responses to desertification, Aïr Mountains, Niger / Jardins De Désespoir: Réaction des Tuaregs devant l’expansion du désert, montagne de l’Aïr, Niger, Royal Institute of British Architects Gallery, London, 16 inch x 20 inch black and white photograph by Gordon Brent Ingram

·Lambda Literary Foundation Award for Best Lesbian and Gay Nonfiction Anthology (with Anne-Marie Bouthillette and Yolanda Retter): 1998.

·Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Arts: 1998.

·Canada Council Grants: 1981, 1994, 1995 – 1996, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004.

·Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship (Bahasa Indonesia), United States Department of State: 1987 – 1988.

·University of California Regents Fellowships: 1981 – 1983.

·British Columbia Cultural Fund Scholarships: 1978 – 1979, 1979 – 1980, 1981 – 1982.

The Canada Council for the Arts is the main government funding agency for the arts in the country. ‘Grants’ are considered awards and are determined through changing juries of peers. As well as receiving 7 Canada Council grants in 20 years, I have participated in two juries for individual and exhibition proposals for architecture, landscape architecture and urban design.