Applications Open November 1

Dorothea Lange Fellowship

The fellowship, in memory of one of the 20th century's most outstanding documentary photographers, encourages the use of photography (black and white or color) in scholarly work of any discipline.

Recent Fellows

Kori-Suzuki-2022
2022

Kori Suzuki

On May 26, 2020, a day after the shocking video surfaced of Floyd pleading for Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis police officer, to take his knee off of his neck, Suzuki grabbed his camera when he heard people were gathering to protest the day after Floyd died.

Meet Kori | project proposal | photo gallery
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2021

Yuriria Avila Guzman

When Yuriria Avila saw Carmen Monoxide perform last year in Love for the Arts, a competition created by one of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars winners, Avila couldn’t believe she hadn’t heard of the drag performer until then.

Meet Yuriria | project proposal | photo gallery
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2019

Wesaam Al-Badry

When photojournalist Wesaam Al-Badry went to rural North Dakota to photograph a Native American family struggling to stick together in the face of poverty and isolation, he actually moved in with the Thunderhawks for a few weeks.

Meet Wesaam | project proposal | photo gallery
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2018

Rosa Furneaux

Berkeley News spoke with Furneaux, who discussed how the fellowship will allow her to photograph girls and young women in Kenya who have been pushed into sex work by climate change.

Meet Rosa | project proposal | photo gallery
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2017

Kyle Merrit Ludowitz

Kyle Ludowitz was an undergraduate at Evergreen College when, in a moment, his life snapped into focus. “I was watching the Iraq war happening, and I was so curious to understand what was going on,” he recounts. 

Meet Kyle | project proposal | photo gallery
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2016

Shawn Baldwin

Shawn Baldwin shares a natural connection with legendary American photographer Dorothea Lange: Like her, he has a talent for capturing images of people surviving dramatic upheaval in their lives.

Meet Shawn | project proposal | photo gallery

Complete List of Fellows

2022
Kori Suzuki, Journalism
2021
Yuriria Avila Guzman, Journalism
Michaela Vatcheva, Honorable Mention
2020
Clara Mokri, Journalism
David Gilbert, Honorable Mention
2019
Wesaam Al-Badry, Journalism
Jared Stapp, Honorable Mention
2018
Rosa Furneaux, Journalism
Walker Manchester Dawson, Journalism, 2nd place
Lisa Hornak, Honorable Mention
Mary Newman, Honorable Mention
2017
Kyle Merrit Ludowitz, Journalism
2016
Shawn Baldwin, Journalism
Bonnie Chan, 1st runner up
Richard Koci Hernandez, 2nd runner up
2015
Sara Lafleur-Vetter, Journalism
Anthony Fontes, Honorable Mention
Terray Sylvester, Honorable Mention
2014
Jason Jaacks, Journalism
Sean Havey, Journalism, 2nd place
2013
Molly Oleson, Journalism
2012
Tyler Orsburn, Journalism
2011
Vanessa Carr, Journalism
2010
Steve Saldivar, Journalism
2009
Rhyen Coombs, Journalism
2008
Adithya Sambamurthy, Journalism
2007
Jeremy Rue, Journalism
2006
Jakob Schiller, Journalism
Timothy Wheeler, Journalism
2005
Tristan Spinski, Journalism
2004
Andrew Moisey, Rhetoric/Film Studies
2003
Mimi Chakarova, Journalism
2002
Wendy Cheng, Geography
2001
Peter Lemieux, Business
2000
N/A
1999
N/A
1998
N/A
1997
N/A
1996
Don Choi, Architecture
1995
Eric Gran, Journalism
1994
Christopher Smith, Journalism
1993
Alison Wright, Anthropology
1992
Nina Egert, Anthropology
1991
N/A
1990
Amie Laird McNeel, Art Practice
1989
Lee Brumbaugh, Anthropology
1988
N/A
1987
Ken Light, Journalism
1986
N/A
1985
Don Richards, Environmental Design
1984
Sue Rosoff, Environmental Design
1983
Pamela Ellen Israel, Anthropology
1982
Kenneth Wilkes, Health and Medical Science