Sammy Baloji Named 2017 Robert Gardner Fellow in Photography

The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, is pleased to announce the selection of the 2017 Robert Gardner Fellow in Photography. Following an international search, the Gardner Fellowship committee awarded the Fellowship to photographer Sammy Baloji (D.R. Congo). The Fellowship carries a $50,000 stipend to begin or complete a proposed project followed by the publication of a book. “Sammy Baloji’s visually and intellectually arresting work highlights and creates essential links between the past and the present, colonial and post-colonial histories with resonance well beyond the Congo,” said Peabody Museum Curator of Visual Anthropology Ilisa Barbash. "The Museum is especially excited by his repertoire and combinations of media—from original photography to archival photographs and documents, from relief to sculpture, from compositions of individual artifacts to collage." Read More

From the series Memory, Untitled 21