Guggenheim Fellow – Jennifer Garza-Cuen

Jennifer Garza-Cuen, Assistant Professor of Photography, was named a 2019 John Simon Guggenheim Fellow.

The Foundation receives approximately 3,000 applications annually and this year only awarded 168 fellows. This highly prestigious award provides up to 12 months of support for professor Garza-Cuen’s work in photography. The Fellowship has been in existence since 1925. 

Edward Hirsch, president of the Foundation said “It’s exceptionally satisfying to name 168 new Guggenheim Fellows. These artists and writers, scholars and scientists, represent the best of the best” 

The Guggenheim’s web page of professor Garza-Cuen that includes her TAMU-CC affiliation: https://www.gf.org/fellows/all-fellows/jennifer-garza-cuen/

Untitled – Coal Mine, Buffalo, WY by Jennifer Garza-Cuen

Since its establishment in 1925, the Foundation has granted more than $360 million in Fellowships to over 18,000 individuals, among whom are scores of Nobel laureates, Fields Medalists, poets laureate, members of the various national academies, and winners of the Pulitzer Prize, Turing Award, National Book Award, and other significant, internationally recognized honors. 

Congratulations Jennifer Garza-Cuen on such a great achievement! 

Also, Texas Monthly just did an expose about her work and award entitled “Corpus Christi Photographer to Use Guggenheim Grant on El Paso/Alaska Project”: https://www.texasmonthly.com/the-culture/corpus-christi-photographer-to-use-guggenheim-grant-on-el-paso-alaska-project/

Jennifer Garza-Cuen by Asa Gilmore