A professor in
"I couldn't be more thrilled about the Fellowship and couldn't feel any luckier," Halpern said. "When I first received the letter, I was so stunned I had to read it about five times before I actually believed it. SPAS has been so supportive and flexible in allowing me to take the time off to pursue my project, and I am incredibly grateful for that."
As a Guggenheim Fellow, Halpern will travel to
"We are proud and deeply honored to have one of our distinguished faculty recognized this year by the
Halpern has published three books of photographs, including A (
While Guggenheim Fellows receive a grant to pursue a project, the foundation does not disclose the amount. 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."
According to RIT's archives, while a number of graduates have earned Fellowships dating back to 1961, Halpern appears to be the first faculty member to receive the award since CIAS professor
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