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Jim Marshall Fellowships in Photography
While photography was once a specialized art relegated only to highly skilled photojournalists, it is now an indispensable skill practiced in some form by nearly all our graduate students. The Jim Marshall Fellowships in Photography, established in 2015, provide financial support for students.
Jim Marshall (1936-2010) was among the most renowned and prolific photographers of the 20th century, and his work is recognized as the premier visual chronicle of the world of late 20th Century popular music. Jim was the only photographer ever honored with a Recording Academy Trustees Award, a GRAMMY given to non-musicians, for his unrivaled photographic record of music history from the 1950s through the early 2000s. In addition, his fellow photographers honored him with a Lucie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music Photography in 2004. Nor was Jim's exceptional work confined to the music scene. His documentary photojournalism captured street life in San Francisco and New York, the despair of a Kentucky coal mining town, Mississippi civil rights demonstrations, and Johnny Cash’s groundbreaking live concerts for prison reform at Folsom and San Quentin.
Since Marshall died in 2010, his heir, long-time assistant and photographer Amelia Davis has worked to preserve and advance his legacy. Through the Center for Photography at the J-School, she helped launch a campaign to raise up to $500,000 for the study of visual arts in Marshall's name.
Photo © Jim Marshall Photography LLC
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