Eugene van der Merwe is the Tierney fellow for 2020/21

22 Jun 2020
22 Jun 2020


Congratulations to Eugene van der Merwe who has been selected as the Tierney fellow for 2020/21. Eugene is currently registered for an MFA after having completed a Post Graduate Diploma in 2019.

This prestigious mentorship programme is supported by the Tierney Family Foundation. The Tierney Fellowship recognises the importance of creating opportunities for photographers to cultivate the development of photographers and photography as a medium. The Tierney Fellowship creates an ideal space for a photographer to develop a body of work with financial support and mentorship. Partner institutions include the Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town, Market Photo Workshop and WITS School of Arts. Eugene will be mentored by Svea Josephy and Dominique Edwards.

Previous Michaelis Tierney Fellows

2008 – Rob Watermeyer
2009 – Arianne Questiaux
2010 – Aubrey Tseleng
2011 – Vincent Bezuidenhout
2012 – Nobokho Nqaba
2013 – Ashley Walters
2014 – Thandiwe Msebenzi
2015 – Sitaara Stodel
2016 – Lauren Theunissen
2017 – CJ Chandler
2018 – Garth Meyer
2019 – Thero Makepe