We proudly announce that Andrew Moore and Phyllis Galembo have been awarded with a 2014 Fellowship by John Simon Guggenheim Foundation for their artistic creations in the field of photography.
The successful candidates have been chosen from a group of almost 3000 candidates.
Andrew Moore is best known for his expansive projects in Cuba, Russia, and Detroit, his large format photographs use architecture as subject and means to illustrate a complicated history of place.
His exhibition Detroit originated at the Akron Museum of Art, and traveled to the Queens Museum of Art, the Grand Rapids Art Museum, and the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. His photograph of Henry Ford former office in Highland Park, Michigan, Model T HQ, was named picture of the year by Time magazine and was acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Other photographs of his are held in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Yale University Art Gallery, the Smithsonian, the National Gallery of Art, and the Library of Congress.seum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Yale University Art Gallery, and the Detroit Institute of Arts, among many others.
Moore photographs were published in the bestselling book "Detroit Disassembled" (2010), furthermore in the books "Cuba" (2012), "Making History" (2011) by Reflex Editions Amsterdam, "Russia, Beyond Utopia" (2005), "Governors Island" (2004), and "Inside Havana" (2002).
Phyllis Galembo photographs cultural and religious traditions as well as the transformative power of ritual dress in Africa and the Americas. Her interest in these traditions began in 1985 during her first visit to Nigeria. Since then she continues to travel making portraits at masquerade events and ceremonies.
Galembo books include Mask, Dressed for Thrills: 100 Years of Halloween Costumes and Masquerade, Vodou: Visions and Voices of Haiti, and Divine Inspiration: From Benin to Bahia.
Galembo has had one-person exhibitions at the International Center for Photography, George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Video, American Museum of Natural History, Fashion Institute of Technology, San Francisco Airport Museum, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Steven Kasher Gallery in New York, and Galerie Alex Daniëls Reflex in Amsterdam.
Her work has been collected by the Library of Congress, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Albany Institute of History and Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Galembo received a Senior Fulbright Research Award to photograph Kings, Chiefs and Women of Power, Nigeria and several Artists' Fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts. She received an M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and is a Professor of Art at the University at Albany, State University of New York.