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:
Mary F. Calvert
Daniel W. Coburn
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.
2016 Guggenheim Fellowships Announced
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The Magnum Foundation Fund has announced the recipients of its 2018 grant. The winners will receive grants of varying amounts as well as “project development support” to explore “new models of storytelling.” The Magnum Foundation announced the news today. The eight winning projects are: “Eclipse” by Sagar Chhetri; “Orinoco Women’s Journal” by Juanita Escobar; “Santa Barbara”... More ›
Grant competition jurors reject hundreds of applications because photographers often treat them like contest entry forms, “with a project description, but little or nothing about how they’re going to execute it or distribute the work,” says Chelsea Matiash, senior editor at The New York Times and a juror for the 2017 Getty Editorial grants. “Jurors... More ›