Ken Light

Ken Light

Title
Professor of the Graduate School
Department
School of Journalism
Phone
(510) 642-4825
Research Expertise and Interest
journalism, photojournalism, documentary photography
Research Description

Ken Light is curator of the Center for Photography Reva & David Logan Gallery and a freelance documentary photographer and filmmaker. His work looks at social issues in the United States. His work has appeared in 10 books, magazines, films and exhibitions. He was the 2012 Laventhol Visiting Professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

In the News

April 9, 2021

Guggenheim fellowships awarded to four UC Berkeley faculty

Four UC Berkeley faculty are among this year’s 184 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellows. The prestigious awards recognize scholars with impressive achievements in fields ranging from the natural sciences to the creative arts.

In the News

April 9, 2021

Guggenheim fellowships awarded to four UC Berkeley faculty

Four UC Berkeley faculty are among this year’s 184 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellows. The prestigious awards recognize scholars with impressive achievements in fields ranging from the natural sciences to the creative arts.

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April 12, 2021
Michael T. Nietzel
The Guggenheim Fellows for 2021 were announced this week. This year's winners include 184 scholars, artists, scientists and writers selected via a rigorous peer review process from more than 3,000 initial candidates. UC Berkeley hosts four new Guggenheim fellows: Christopher J. Chang (Chemistry), Raúl Coronado (Ethnic Studies), Ken Light (Journalism), and Debarati Sanyal (French). The prestige of a Guggenheim Fellowship is substantial. Since its inception almost a hundred years ago, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has granted nearly $400 million in Fellowships to over 18,000 individuals. For more on this, see our press release at Berkeley News.
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