“Teaching is the greatest act of optimism” – Colleen Wilcox
Established in 1998, the Callanan Excellence in Teaching Award honors a high school, college, or postgraduate teacher’s dedication and commitment to their students and field. Educators in all areas of photographic teaching are eligible – including fine art, documentary, history, and criticism. In honor of their exemplary teaching skills and techniques the Teaching Award recipient receives $5,000 in financial support, participation in the 2021 Review Santa Fe portfolio reviews, and a CENTER Supporting Level Membership.
Nominations are due in the Summer annually and are free to submit. Students are invited to nominate educators by submitting an email, limited to three paragraphs, describing why this educator deserves the award by July 1, 2021. Educators must be nominated by their student(s) or colleague to be considered.
EDUCATORS MUST POSSESS:
// A genuine passion for teaching
// An ability to excite students to learn
// A respect for students as individuals
// An enduring artistic curiosity
2021 AWARD WINNER
Peter Brown // Photographer & Instructor at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, Rice University in Houston, TX // petertbrown.com
FROM THE 2021 STUDENT NOMINATIONS:
“He is, at his core, compassionate, a communicator, and intellectual, but very down-to-earth and approachable.”
“His excitement about photography as he speaks is contagious and has led most of his students to publish books of their work, participate in group and solo exhibitions around the world, and have their work acquired by museums.”
“I have worked in higher education at top universities for over four decades and in all those years of overseeing teaching, I have never seen anything that compares with the diverse and tightly knit community that Peter Brown has created at Rice University in Houston.”
Learn more about Peter Brown and the Glasscock School program at the 2021 Photographer Presentations.
Thanks to a generous donor in 2020, the Excellence in Teaching Award has been renamed to the Callanan Excellence in Teaching Award, after our Founder Reid Callanan, and will be supporting dedicated educators annually.
Thank you for the future support of the Teaching Award.