Photography professor Pam Fox wins prestigious VMFA Fellowship

Pam Fox
Professor Pam Fox
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has awarded Associate Professor of Fine Arts Pam Fox one of 18 professional fellowships in connection with her photographic series "Lure." Her work was made possible in part by support from the summer research grant money available to faculty at Hampden-Sydney.

Fox says of her Lure series, "A camera is an instrument of pursuit and capture. Unlike the hunter who is in pursuit of real prey, the photographer is in the business of transforming the real and leaving it behind. As part of the image-making process, the lens inherently turns what is shot into artifice or symbol. There is visual ambiguity in the process: the lure calls us toward something seemingly real, something that instinctually draws us closer."

Fox has won several accolades during her career. She was the 2008 recipient of the Teresa Pollack Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts and a recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Virginia Museum Fellowship, and Virginia Commission for the Arts Fellowship. Recently, her work has appeared in exhibitions across Virginia, as well as in College Park, Maryland; Fort Collins, Colorado; and Tashkent, Uzbekistan. She has taught photography at Hampden-Sydney since 1993.