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James Weinstein Memorial Fellowship and Fred Endsley Memorial Fellowship Recipients

The Department of Photography is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020/2021 James Weinstein Memorial Fellowship and the Fred Endsley Memorial Fellowships. Thank you all for your participation in this process!


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Weinstein Memorial Fellowship Recipient
Alayna Nicholle Pernell 

The family and friends of James Weinstein established the James Weinstein Memorial Fund for Photographic Artists in 1994 at the School of the Art Institute.  The James Weinstein Memorial Fellowship is awarded to a second-year graduate student in the Department of Photography to aid MFA candidate with his/her/their thesis exhibition. 

Weinstein Committee:
Marzena Abrahamik, Jonas Becker, Robert Clarke-Davis, Mayumi Lake, Oliver Sann, Jan Tichy,Claire Pentecost, Dawit Petros, Sonja Thomsen


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Endsley Memorial Fellowship Recipients
Carol Amanda Bedoy
Maximiliano Cervantes
Oleg Kasianchuk
Tristan Martinez

The Endsley Memorial Fellowships in memory of former faculty member Fred Endsley, are awarded every year to graduating BFA candidates whose emphasis has been in the Photography Department. The awards are intended to facilitate the completion of a Fall or Spring BFA Thesis Exhibition.

Endsley Committee:
Marzena Abrahamik, Jesse Avina, Robert Clarke-Davis, Barbara Diener, Matt Gehring, Alan Labb, Mayumi Lake, Nathan Miller, Kate O’Neill, Claire Pentecost, Dawit L. Petros, Oliver Sann, Christopher Schneberger, Jan Tichy, Sonja Thomsen