Patrick Nagatani Scholarship in Photography

We are pleased to honor the legacy of Patrick Nagatani by establishing a scholarship in his name. The Patrick Nagatani Scholarship in Photography will support a graduate student in the Photography area of the Department of Art.

Patrick Nagatani came to UNM in 1987, and joined the Department of Art and Art History, where he taught in the internationally recognized photography program until he retired in 2007. He received many honors and awards including Visual Artist Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1984 and 1992, and a Photographer’s Fellowship from the Aaron Siskind Foundation in 1997. That same year, he was named a UNM Regents’ Professor and in 2003 he received the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. In addition, Nagatani received the Honored Educator Award from the Society for Photographic Education in 2008. He was an active member of the Atomic Photographers Guild. His work has been exhibited, published, and collected internationally.