Photo Grants & Funding

How I Got That Grant: Richard Renaldi and Gary Briechle on Winning 2015 Guggenheim Fellowships

October 15, 2015

By David Walker

© Gary Briechle

“Shantelle and Lincoln,” 2013. From Gary Briechle’s ongoing project photographing friends and neighbors in Midcoast Maine.

Guggenheim fellowships are expressly for accomplished mid-career artists, not precocious new talent or particular projects.  Among the 11 photographers who won Guggenheim fellowships earlier this year were Richard Renaldi, who is 47, and Gary Briechle, who is 59. Both say the key to their success was showing bodies of strong, mature work and being able to explain it in clear,...

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