Awards & Competitions

Dawoud Bey and Trevor Paglen Win MacArthur “Genius” Grants

October 11, 2017

© Trevor Paglen/Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

From Trevor Paglen's show at Metro Pictures gallery, "A Man (Corpus: The Humans)," from his series "Adversarially Evolved Hallucination,” 2017.

Artists Dawoud Bey and Trevor Paglen have won 2017 MacArthur Foundation fellowships, known as “genius grants,” the Foundation announced today. They are the only photographic artists among the 24 artists, writers, scientists and scholars awarded fellowships this year. The grants are awarded annually with no strings attached to “talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative...

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