Filmmakers Terence Nance And Marco Williams Named 2014 Guggenheim Fellows
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Filmmakers Terence Nance And Marco Williams Named 2014 Guggenheim Fellows

Terence Nance

This was very quietly announced a few days ago, but it is

excellent news nevertheless that both filmmakers Terence Nance (pictured above) and Marco Williams were named, along 177 other recipients, this year’s

John Simon Guggenheim Fellowships.

Both Williams and Nance received their

fellowships in the Creative Arts category in Film and Video.

The fellowship, which was first established in 1925 to “assist

and further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage

in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under

the freest possible conditions and irrespective of race, color, or creed,” is awarded on the basis of impressive achievement in the past, and

exceptional promise for the future.

Nance is, of course, a performance artist, musician, photographer

and filmmaker, whose first feature film – An

Oversimplication of Her Beauty – premiered at the Sundance Film Festival

in 2012, and was theatrically released

by Variance Films.

Williams is a documentary filmmaker, and a professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the

Arts; and among his films are: The Undocumented, Banished; Freedom Summer, The Legacy of

Brown v. Board of Education; MLK Boulevard; The Concrete Dream; Two Towns of

Jasper; In Search of Our Fathers; and From Harlem to Harvard.

Congratulations to the both of them; well deserved.

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