The Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona invites application for the research fellowship. Supported by curators, writers, and researchers investigating the life and work of Kenneth J. Botto; photographers the fellows will work to incorporate set-up, collage, or constructed imagery; or photographers whose work is a critical comment on political, social, and/or art historical issues in society. This biennial fellowship is available in 2020.
The Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, is one of the world’s finest academic art museums and study centers for the history of photography. Beginning with the archives of five living master photographers—Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, and Frederick Sommer—the collection has grown to include 270 archival collections. Altogether there are over eight million archival objects in the Center’s collection including negatives, work prints, contact sheets, albums, scrapbooks, correspondence, writings, audiovisual materials, and memorabilia. In addition to whole archival collections the Center also actively acquires individual photographs by modern and contemporary photographers.
Kenneth J Botto Research Fellowship is available for scholars as well as researchers from all around the world. Further, scholars from any discipline are welcome to apply. Pre-doctoral applicants, however, must have completed coursework and preliminary examinations for the doctoral degree and must be engaged in dissertation research.
The selection committee will assess the quality of the proposed research and its relationship to the Center’s collections. Moreover, the committee will announce the decision via email on or before March 1, 2020. Further, residencies must schedule with the Volkerding Study Center staff. Fellowship recipients and their research projects will be announced in the Center’s publicity.
In order to apply for the Kenneth J Botto Research Fellowship, candidates must complete and submit the online application form. In the application, the candidates must include
The University of Arizona accepts the application for Kenneth J Botto Research Fellowship until Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Applications are not acceptable after the deadline.