Adolf Fassbender Travel Fellowship Award

Awards up to $2,500 for travel to support research at the Center for Creative Photography in the history of photography.


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  • Lauren Graves is a PhD student at Boston University. Funding supported her dissertation entitled, The Politics of Place: Photographing New York City During the New Deal.


  • Aaron Turner is a Research Fellow in Photography and the Coordinator for the Center for Photographers of Color in the School of Art at the University of Arkansas. Aaron’s research here at the Center for Creative Photography looks into the relationships fostered personally and in the work of photographers Roy DeCarava, Dawoud Bey, and Carrie Mae Weems. The first tier of  his research will focus on each artists philosophy, approach or stance on documentary photography and how one another’s work influenced those positions and how it ties into the trajectory of their life’s work. Mainly DeCarava’s affect on the life and work of Bey and Weems.