Associate Professor of Art Named 2019 Guggenheim Fellow

ron Jude Photograph of the seaDetail of 'Tidal Current,' from the 12 Hz series

Photographer Ron Jude has just joined a prestigious class of scholars and creatives: The Guggenheim Fellowship.

The School of Art + Design associate professor has been named a 2019 fellow, one of 168 awardees out of a pool of 3,000 applicants. Jude is one of 12 photographers selected.

“It really comes at a great time for me, not only in terms of the arc of my career, but it also gives me the support I need to complete a body of work I’m now developing,” Jude told Around the O.

That body of work is 12 Hz, a photography project that explores the idea of geological forces that are so vast—think plate tectonics and ocean tides–that they are imperceptible to the human eye. Jude uses a medium-format digital camera to make large-format prints to emphasize the scale of what he’s trying to capture. You can see the 12 Hzproject so far at Jude’s website.

Read more about Jude and the Guggenheim fellowship in Around the O’s story.