April 27, 2003
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.-Photographer Justin Kimball, a visiting assistant professor of fine arts at Amherst College, is among the 184 artists, scholars and scientists awarded 2003 Fellowships by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Kimball, who has been at Amherst since 2001, received a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design and an M.F.A. from Yale University in photography. He has also taught photography at Orange Coast College and the Rhode Island School of Design. He is a nationally exhibited and published photographer.

Guggenheim Fellows are appointed on the basis of distinguished achievement in the past and exceptional promise for future accomplishment. Each fellow receives his or her grant for a minimum of six months and a maximum of 12 months. Since the purpose of the Guggenheim Fellowship program is to help provide fellows with blocks of time in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible, grants are made freely. No special conditions attach to them, and fellows may spend their grant funds in any manner they deem necessary to their work.