Janet Pritchard

2022 Last Fellow
Mansfield Center, CT


Research at AAS

Research for photographic project about the Connecticut River and its rich history from early European settlement to 19th-century industrialism to protected land


About the Fellow

Before her career in photography, Janet Pritchard worked as an outdoor education instructor and spent her youth traveling between the Northeast and Rocky Mountain West. She describes herself as geographically bilingual. Pritchard is a Professor at the University of Connecticut.

She has received a number of honors and awards: John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship; Connecticut Office of the Arts Artist Fellowship; National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar, Newberry Library; Artist-in-Residencies at Jentel Foundation, IEA at Alfred University, Millay Foundation, Ucross Foundation, and the Vindolanda Trust. Her exhibition venues include Philadelphia Museum of Art; RISD Museum, Providence; Fruitlands and New Bedford Art Museums, Massachusetts; Fraction Magazine; Lenscratch; Photographic Resource Center, Boston; and the National Trust for Historic Preservation; as well as numerous permanent collections.

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