NHIA Selects Inaugural Teti Fellows

Jennifer Robertson on 07.03.18

The New Hampshire Institute of Art Announces 2018 Teti Fellowship Recipients

Manchester, NH (July 3, 2018) — The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) announced today that it had selected three scholars and artists from Texas, Colorado, and Pennsylvania as the recipients of its inaugural Teti Fellowships. The awards will permit each Fellow to travel to the college’s campus in Manchester, New Hampshire to conduct research using NHIA’s John Teti Rare Photography Book Collection.

The John Teti Rare Photography Book Collection is one of the finest collections of photographic resources in the United States. The Collection, established in 2007 through a generous donation by Mr. Teti, contains over 2,000 rare books, periodicals, prints and documents illustrating the history of photography, including Edward Steichen’s personal copies of Alfred Stieglitz’s Camera Work.

The Teti Fellows program awards up to six fellowships annually to scholars, artists, writers, and educators seeking to make use of the John Teti Rare Photography Book Collection housed at the college. Teti Fellowships awards range from $2,500 to $5,000 and are intended to cover the cost of roundtrip transportation to/from Manchester, lodging and meals while in residence in Manchester to use the Teti library, and expenses related to the primary research or arts project for which the Fellowship was awarded.

The three Fellows selected for 2018 are Brian O’Connor, Daniel Kraus, and Debra Hollis. 

Based at the Visual Thinking Laboratory at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, Brian O’Connor will review the collection, looking for information to supplement his forthcoming book on the history of photography.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based artist Daniel Seth Kraus will be accessing the Teti Special Collection to look at the history of “participant observation” in photography and then using that research to inform his own artistic practice and the production of a new book.

Finally, Deborah Hollis, an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder, will be analyzing the collection as part of of her ongoing research examining the behavior and collecting patterns of photobook collectors, and how that may have affected what has been considered the ‘canon’ of photobooks.

All three Fellows will also present public talks about their research on the NHIA campus during their residencies.

Photography scholars, artists, writers and educators may apply for a Teti Fellowship at any time. Submissions are reviewed twice per year in April and October with the next application deadline October 1, 2018 for individuals wishing to be considered for projects occurring during the first half of 2019.

For  more information about the Teti Fellowship, visit nhia.edu/TetiFellowship or email TetiFellowship@nhia.edu.