April 6th, 2016

2016 Guggenheim Fellowships Announced

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:
Dru Donovan
Hasan Elahi
McNair Evans
Lyle Ashton Harris
Matthew Jensen
Alex Majoli
Eileen Neff
Louie Palu
Robin Schwartz
Lida Suchy
Yvonne Venegas

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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April 10th, 2015

11 Photographers Win 2015 Guggenheim Fellowships

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has announced the recipients of their 2015 fellowship grants. Among the 175 scholars, scientists, mathematicians, and artists chosen from over 3,100 applications this year are 11 photographers. As Guggenheim Fellows, they receive grants of varying but undisclosed amounts to pursue a proposed project.

The 2015 Guggenheim Fellows in photography are:
Gary Briechle
Miles Coolidge
Susan Lipper
Susan Meiselas
Arno Rafael Minkkinen
Richard Renaldi
Stuart Rome
Richard Rothman
Moises Saman
William S. Sutton
Terri Weifenbach

Also, Maria Gough, professor of modern art at Harvard, received a fellowship to pursue a project in photography studies.

The John Simon Guggenheim Foundations awards its annual Fellowship to artists, scholars and scientists on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise.
Past recipients have included Robert Frank, Brian Ulrich, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Brenda Ann Kenneally, Jason Fulford, Alex Soth and Penelope Umbrico.

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April 10th, 2014

11 Photographers Among Winners of 2014 Guggenheim Fellowships

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announced the recipients of their 2014 fellowships today. Eleven photographers are among the 178 recipients.

They are (links direct to their bios and image galleries on the Guggenheim site):

Robert Dawson
LaToya Frazier
Jason Fulford
Phyllis Galembo
Gregory Halpern
Brenda Kenneally
Andrew Moore
Lori Nix
Matthew Pillsbury
Mark Ruwedel
Rachel Sussman

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.”

Past recipients of Guggenheim Fellowships include photographers Robert Frank, Diane Arbus, Lewis Baltz, Robert Adams, Brian Ulrich, Richard Mosse, Alec Soth, Christian Patterson and Penelope Umbrico.

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April 8th, 2011

Photographers Win 2011 Guggenheim Fellowships

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announced the winners of its 2011 Guggenheim Fellowships yesterday. Eight photographers were among the roughly 80 individuals awarded fellowships in the Creative Arts:  Katherine Turczan, Karolina Karlic, Jonathan Lowenstein,  Richard Mosse, Pipo Hieu Nguyen-duy, Betsy Schneider, Penelope Umbrico and John M. Willis.
http://www.gf.org/fellows

The prestigious Fellowships, typically awarded to “midcareer” artists and scholars to allow them to pursue their work independently for a minimum of six months to a maximum of one year.  The Fellowships awarded in four categories: Creative Arts, Humanities, Social Science and Natural Science. Applicants submit examples of recent work and a statement of their plans for the period of the Fellowship.

Founded in 1922, the 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,” Photographers who have previously won Guggenheim Fellowships include Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Robert Adams, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Lewis Baltz. Robert Frank, Ray K. Metzker and Joel Meyerowitz.

Information on applying for Guggenheim Fellowships can be found on the Guggenheim Foundation web site.