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Nonfiction artist and writer
Sylvia Sukop writes about art, faith, community and other good causes. Her essay "Pioneers on the Frontier of Faith," a personal take on the world's first LGBT church and synagogue, appears in the anthology LAtitudes: An Angeleno's Atlas (Heyday, 2015). A 2015 Lambda Literary Fellow and 2009 PEN Emerging Voices Fellow, she has received grants including Mesa Refuge, Blue Mountain Center, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and a Fulbright Fellowship to Germany. She has been a contributing writer to Flaunt magazine and the photography journal Exposure. A first-generation American raised in rural Pennsylvania, her second hometowns include Boston, New York and Los Angeles, along with three tiny villages in Germany, Hungary and Greece. Photography has been an integral part of her journey as a visual artist and storyteller. Founder of the teen photography project Boulevard Without Borders, she collaborated with fellow artists and with students from 10 Los Angeles high schools to document the diverse communities along Pico Boulevard. She is currently a 2018 MFA candidate in the Creative Writing Program at Washington University in St. Louis.