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JOHN GUTMANN PHOTOGRAPHY FELLOWSHIP AWARD

For over sixty years, John Gutmann made an imprint as an artist and educator on the development of photography as an art form. Through his philanthropic generosity, annual awards of $5,000 to $10,000 are made to an emerging photographers in the field of creative photography, who exhibits professional accomplishment and serious artistic commitment, along with financial need. The candidates for The John Gutmann Photography Fellowship Award are determined by nomination only. The candidates are nominated and the portfolios are juried by professionals who were appointed by John Gutmann, according to the criteria outlined in The John Gutmann Photography Fellowship Trust. Unsolicited materials are not accepted.

According to the terms of John Gutmann's Trust, copyright to his photographs and material related to his work as a photographer and film maker transferred to the Center for Creative Photography, Arizona, along with modern master and proof prints, negatives, and papers.

All copyright and reproduction requests should be directed to:
Tammy Carter, Licensing Manager
Image Resources & Copyright Management, Center for Creative Photography
1030 N. Olive Rd. Tucson, AZ 85721
tel. 520.621.9489 | fax 520.621.9444 | email CCP-rrinfo@email.arizona.edu

The photographs left in Mr. Gutmann's archive were given to The San Francisco Foundation where they are available for sale. The proceeds from sales along with a percentage of fees from reproduction rights is distributed through an annual award identified as the John Gutmann Photography Fellowship.

Eligibility

The annual award of $5,000 to $10,000 will be given to one or a number of emerging photographers in the field of creative photography, who exhibits professional accomplishment and serious artistic commitment, along with financial need.

Students are not eligible.

Nominated photographer must be a U.S. citizen.

The fellowship is limited to photographers, however the definition as to what constitutes photography will be at the discretion of the jurors.

The award funds are to be used as the recipient(s) deem appropriate.

There is no application for this award. The Gutmann Photography Fellowship is determined by nomination only. Nominees are selected by jurors who have been appointed by John Gutmann. Only applicants who are nominated will be considered.

Unsolicited materials are not accepted.

A panel of six jurors appointed by John Gutmann constitutes the jury pool. The jurors invited a group of twenty professional colleagues to nominate candidates for the award. The nominated photographers shall submit a portfolio of fifteen images, curriculum vitae and a one page professional statement of purpose. A panel of jurors appointed by John Gutmann will review the portfolios and select the recipient(s).

RECipients
Fifteen recipients have been chosen to receive the fellowship award since 2001.