The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has announced the selection of its 2012 Guggenheim Fellows. The 181 winners were culled from a field of almost 3,000 applicants and represent 54 different disciplines in the creative arts, humanities, natural and social sciences. This year the fine arts section boasts 20 fellows, in addition to 10 in photography and 13 in film-video. The list for each category is below.

The Foundation's board of trustees selected the fellowship recipients on April 11th based on the Committee of Selection's recommendations, thus distinguishing an elite group of artists, scholars and scientists.

The Guggenheim fellowship was established in 1925, and has since granted over $298 million in grant money to more than 17,300 individuals. A number of past fellows have gone on to receive esteemed awards such as the Nobel and Pulitzer prizes, setting a high bar for the Guggenheim class of 2012.


Photography

Elizabeth B. Barret
Peter Bogardus
Stephen DiRado
Dornith Doherty
Doug DuBois
Wendy Ewald
John Gossage
Bill Jacobson
Fazal Sheikh
Sara Terry


Film-Video

Lucien Castaing-Taylor
Lisa Crafts
Cherien Dabis
Shimon Dotan
Eric Dyer
Alice Elliott
Charles Fairbanks
Michael Galinsky
Jane Gillooly
Stanya Kahn
John Jota Leaños
Wura-Natasha Ogunji
Yoruba Richen


Fine Arts

Ellen Altfest
Michael Arcega
Eve Aschheim
Louise E. Belcourt
Nayland Blake
Juan William Chavez
Dawn Clements
Jeff Colson
Matt Connors
Jacci Den Hartog
Chitra Ganesh
Charles Hinman
Arnold J. Kemp
Ron Nagle
Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa
Jennifer W. Reeves
Sandra Mendelsohn Rubin
Judith Shea
Carlos Villa
Daniel Wiener