Mary F. Calvert, Maggie Steber and Zoe Strauss are among the 12 photographers who have been named Guggenheim Fellows for 2017, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announced on April 7. The Fellowships
provide grants of undisclosed amounts to support projects by artists, scholars, scientists and writers. This year’s Fellows in the category of photography are:
Marina Berio
Mary F. Calvert
Daniel W. Coburn
Kenneth Gonzales-Day
Thilde Jensen
Leigh Ledare
Michael Lundgren
Amanda Means
Shaun O’Boyle
Maggie Steber
Zoe Strauss
Bradley Temkin

In addition, Zackary Canepari, director of the 2015 documentary T-Rex was named a Fellow in the Film-Video category. Zinadu Saro-Wiwa, who incorporates her own photos and video in her installations, was named a Fellow in the Fine Arts category.

This year, the Foundation chose 173 Fellows from close to 3,000 applicants. Guggenheim Fellows have included Robert Frank, Diane Arbus, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Jon Lowenstein, Carlos Javier Ortiz, Lyle Ashton Harris, Brenda Ann Kenneally. The fellowships were started in 1925. Dorothea Lange was the first photographer to win a fellowship, in 1941, and since then hundreds of others have won.

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