Texas photographer Dornith Doherty has been awarded a 2012 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. The Foundation has awarded Fellowships to a diverse group of scholars, artists, and scientists in its eighty-eighth annual competition for the United States and Canada. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants.

She is currently Professor of Photography at the University of North Texas, and is represented locally at Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas.

Doherty’s work explores the ever more complex relationship between the natural environment and human agency through photographic projects focusing on landscape stewardship and genetic resource preservation.

Her work is in many permanent collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Museum of Fine Arts in Milwaukee, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Yale University Library, Goldman-Sachs in New York City, Harrah’s Casino in New Orleans, Sprint Corporation in Kansas City, Federal Reserve Bank in Houston, and the Centro de Fotografía, Isla de Tenerife in Spain.