The Quest for a Guggenheim – What Inspired Me / The Upcoming 4 Part Series / Notable Guggenheim Fellows in Photography

The Quest for a Guggenheim – What Inspired Me / The Upcoming 4 Part Series / Notable Guggenheim Fellows in Photography

Part 1 in a 4 part series…

In short, my blog inspired me to write about the process of applying for a Guggenheim Fellowship. Once I looked into the process I soon learned the best way to write about the Guggenheim was to actually apply for a Guggenheim. I had 2 very worthwhile current projects that I was working on (Piercing Darkness and The Americans…60 years after Frank) and used them to pitch to the Foundation as joint projects.

The entire month of June 2016 will be dedicated to the Quest for a Guggenheim series and will consist of the following posts:

Part 1: Quest for a Guggenheim – What Inspired Me / The Upcoming 4 Part Series / Notable Guggenheim Fellows in Photography

Part 2: The Quest for a Guggenheim – History, Application and the Process

Part 3: The Quest for a Guggenheim – Submitting a Portfolio / An Example of a Losing Portfolio.

Part 4: The Quest for a Guggenheim – Budget, Notification, Rejection and Closing Remarks

Receiving a Guggenheim is one of the most prestigious awards one can receive in their field. The $500,000 MacArthur Genius award is a lot more money. But from what I see the MacArthur does not always go to artists that I think are that great. On the other hand, Guggenheims in photography have consistently gone to a who’s who in the field of photography.

Here is a partial list of notable Guggenheim Fellowships awarded in photography:

1937 – Edward Weston

1940 – Walker Evans

1941 – Dorthea Lange

1945 – Jack Delano

1946 – Ansel Adams

1947 – Beaumont Newhall

1949 – Homer Page

1952 – Roy Decarava

1953 – Max Yavno

1954 – John Szarkowski

1955 – Robert Frank

1956 – W. Eugene Smith

1959 – Helen Levitt

1960 – Lee Freidlander

1963 – Diane Arbus

1964 – Garry Winogrand

1965 – Lisette Model

1966 – Aaron Siskind & William Gedney

1967 – Jerry Uelsmann

1969 – Danny Lyon

1970 – Minor White

1972 – Harry Morey Callahan

1973 – George A. Tice

1974 – Emmet Gowin, William Eggleston & Frederick Sommer

1975 – Stephen Shore

1976 – Nicholas Nixon

1977 – Sylvia Plachy

1979 – Richard Misrach & Joel Sternfeld

1980 – Eugene Richards

1982 – Barbara Kasten & Thomas Roma

1985 – Ralph Gibson

1987 – Sally Mann & Pedro Meyer

1988 – William Klein

1992 – Gilles Peress

1994 – Mary Ellen Mark

2003 – Fred Kray

2006 – Marco Breuer

2007 – Alex Webb

2008 – Gregg Miller

2010 – Shelby Lee Adams

2011 – Carolyn Drake

2012 – Richard Mosse

2015 – Susan Meiselas

To be continued in part 2…

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Girls of the Beat Generation

A forthcoming six volume artists’ book series by social documentary photographer Daniel D. Teoli Jr.

https://danielteolijr.wordpress.com/2016/04/21/girls-of-the-beat-generation-artists-book/

A complete list of artists’ books by Daniel D. Teoli Jr.

https://danielteolijr.wordpress.com/2016/03/07/artists-books-by-daniel-d-teoli-jr-2/