Here is an update on an exhibitor we had at our Rochester Art Center

From executive director Sarah Stauder:

Hello, all.  I just wanted to share with you that artist John Gossage was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Photography. You may recall that he exhibited at the Art Center in 2010 and his exhibition catalog was inserted in the Post-Bulletin in January 2010.

2012 Guggenheim Fellowships Awarded to Ten Photographers 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.”

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

Information on all the winners can be found on the Guggenheim Foundation web site.

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