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Center for Creative Photography: Fellowships 2011

The Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, invites applications for fellowships in support of research using the Center's archive, fine print, and rare book collections. Our goal is to promote new knowledge about photography, photographic history, and photographic theory. Fellowship applications are evaluated within this context.

The Center for Creative Photography is the largest institution is the world devoted to documenting the history of North American photography. At the heart of the Center are the archives of over 200 photographers, scholars, galleries, and organizations, comprised of 4.5 million items and complemented by an unparalleled collection of over 90,000 fine prints. In the new Laura Volkerding Study Center, researchers will be able to study items from the fine prints collection side-by-side with negatives, transparencies, correspondence, and other manuscript and visual materials.

Fellowships are awarded for projects that require an extended period of research in the collections of the Center. Awards in amounts up to $5,000 will support two to four weeks of study at the Center.

  • Miton Rogovin Research Fellowship, which awards up to $5,000 to support research into the art and career of Milton Rogovin (1909-2011) and socially concerned photography.
  • Josef Breitenbach Research Fellowship, which awards up to $5,000 to support research into the art and career of Josef Breitenbach (1896-1984) and as his work and archive relates to other works and archives in the Center's collections.
  • Edward Weston Family Research Fellowship, which awards up to $5,000 to support research on the art, career, and influence of Edward Weston (1886-1958), his family, models, and friends.
  • Ansel Adams Research Fellowship, which awards up to $5,000 to promote new knowledge about photography and the history of photography.


Scholars from any discipline are encouraged to apply. Pre-doctoral applicants must have completed coursework and preliminary examinations for the doctoral degree, and must be engaged in dissertation research.

Application process

Send a cover letter, curriculum vitae of no more than four pages, and a brief statement detailing the candidate's research interests and how they will be advanced by study of the Center's archives and print collection.  Attention will be given to the candidates' statement concerning the value of the Center's holdings in investigating those interests. Please visit the Center's website for more information about collections. Applicants may also address questions about the collections to the Head of the Laura Volkerding Study Center, Leslie Clames

Applications should be emailed to: Cass Fey, Curator of Education,

Applications must be sent via email by November 15, 2011

Selection Process

Selection is based on the quality of the proposed research and its relationship to the Center's collections. Decisions will be announced by email on or before December 31, 2011. Residencies must be scheduled with the Volkerding Study Center Staff. Fellowships recipients and their research projects will be announced in the Center's publicity.


Full details can be found here.

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