Since 1925 the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has annually offered Fellowships to artists, scholars, and scientists in all fields. This year, after considering the recommendations of panels and juries comprised of hundreds of distinguished artists, scholars, and scientists, the Board of Trustees has granted 180 Fellowships. Guggenheim Fellows are appointed on the basis of impressive achievement in the past and exceptional promise for future accomplishment.
Congratulations to Brian Ulrich the recipient of a 2009 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in Photography. Ulrich will be using this award to continue his Copia project which addresses one of the biggest challenges at the dawn of the 21st century: our relationship to consumption and the potential reassessing of its role and purpose in our lives.