The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has announced the recipients of their 2016 fellowship grants. Eleven photographer are among the 178 fellows who work in the humanities, creative arts, social sciences and natural sciences. The fellows were selected from a field of nearly 3,000 applicants. Guggenheim Fellows receive grants of varying but undisclosed amounts to pursue a proposed project.
The 2016 Guggenheim Fellows in photography are:
Lyle Ashton Harris
Another photographer, Carlos Javier Ortiz, received a fellowship for a new video project.
The Fellowships are considered “midcareer” grants. They are awarded to artists and scholars who have “already demonstrated capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts,” according to the Foundation.
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