The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has announced the winners of its 2012 Guggenheim Fellowships. The winners include ten photographers: Elizabeth B. Barret, Peter Bogardus, Stephen DiRado, Dornith Doherty, Douglas DuBois, Wendy Ewald, John Gossage, Bill Jacobson, Fazal Sheikh and Sara Terry. In addition, Peter Galassi, former curator of photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, has won a fellowship in photography studies. Guggenheim Fellows receive a grant to pursue a project; the Foundation does not disclose the amount of money they receive.
Founded in 1922, the prestigious Fellowship program is intended to “add to the educational, literary, artistic, and scientific power of this country, and also to provide for the cause of better international understanding.” The Fellowship supports individuals in mid-career “who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.”
Information on all the winners can be found on the Guggenheim Foundation web site.