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Stamps alum, Carlos Diaz is awarded the 2024 Guggenheim Fellowship

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Stamps alum Carlos Diaz (MFA 83) has been awarded a 2024 Guggenheim Fellowship in Photography. Diaz is Professor Emeritus at the College for Creative Studies (CCS) in Detroit, MI, where he previously chaired the Photography Department and taught for 37 years. Before his tenure at CCS, Diaz taught at Bowling Green State University and the University of Michigan School of Art and Design. Before his teaching career, he worked as a draftsman and mechanical designer. Diaz has also assisted renowned photographers Eugene Richards, Mary Ellen Mark, and Lee Friedlander.

For over 40 years, Diaz’s work has explored themes of history, memory, people, place, and the impact of race relations on the world. His current project, History, Memory, Myth: The Confederate Monument in the American South,” will be published in an upcoming book, supported by the 2024 Guggenheim Fellowship.