Photographic Arts Council/Los Angeles (PAC/LA) Research Fellowship

Awards up to $2,500 to support research at the Center for Creative Photography in the history of photography.

Qualifications: 
Advanced scholars and researchers from any discipline are encouraged to apply. Pre-doctoral applicants must have completed coursework and preliminary examinations for the doctoral degree and must be engaged in dissertation research.
Application process: 

Please send the following documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae of no more than four pages
  3. 500-1,000 word statement detailing your research interests and project and how they will be advanced by study of the Center's archives and print collection

Email application to Leslie Squyres, Archivist and Head of Reference Services.

Application deadline: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Selection process: 
Selection is based on the quality of the proposed research and its relationship to the Center's collections. Decisions will be announced by email on or before February 28, 2018. Residencies must be scheduled with the Volkerding Study Center staff. Fellowship recipients and their research projects will be announced in the Center's publicity.
Contact information: 
Recipients: 

2017

  • Jacinda Russell is an Associate Professor of Art at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Her project titled “The Archival Object in the Digital Era” concentrates on the Robert Heinecken Archive as inspiration for new photographic artwork and as the basis for development of an undergraduate photography class.

  • Emilia Mickevicius is a PhD History of Art and Architecture scholar at Brown University, Providence. Her dissertation, “Dispassionate Landscapes: Style and Spectatorship in New Topographics, 1975,” re-analyzes one of the most important exhibitions of the 20th century. 

2016

  • Dervla MacManus is a PhD scholar, School of Architecture, University College Dublin, will conduct research at the Center to complete PhD research for her thesis, “Nature, Truth and Experience: The Depiction of Architecture in Nineteenth Century Photography (1870-1910).” Her project includes the first comprehensive study of Frederick H. Evans’s lantern slides and will draw together the four largest collections of Evans’s slides (the CCP, the CCA, the Spencer Art Museum, and Nottingham University) for the first time. While at the Center, she will study Evans’s lantern slides of Lincoln Cathedral along with his annotated lecture notes.

2015

  • Professor Edward Dimendberg, University of California, Irvine. Project:  To complete research on the photography of Max Yavno as part of his book project, Picturing Los Angeles: Infrastructure, Aesthetics, Publics.