School of art

School Notes: School of Art
November/December 2012

Marta Kuzma |

National photography foundation honors professor

Professor Tod Papageorge, former director of graduate studies in photography at the School of Art, was honored recently by the Lucie Foundation as recipient of its 2012 Lucie Award in documentary photography. The Lucie Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose trifold mission is to honor master photographers, to discover and cultivate emerging talent, and to promote the appreciation of photography worldwide. Its annual awards honor the greatest achievements in photography.

Papageorge has been photographing for 50 years. His achievements include two Guggenheim Fellowships and two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grants. His photographs have been exhibited widely in the United States and Europe and are represented in more than 30 major public collections, including those of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2009 Papageorge was invited to the American Academy in Rome as a resident in the visual arts, and the following year he was awarded the Rome Commission in Photography.

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