Amy DaPonte, Stanford University, Art History, 2010 Kress Fellow in German

I needed to make significant progress in as little time as possible, and, without question, Middlebury’s German School helped me achieve my goal. This year I will begin writing a doctoral dissertation on the well-known German contemporary artist-photographer Candida Höfer, and I should be the first art historian to write a committed, book-length analysis of her life and art. In light of this, I am especially grateful for having had the opportunity to experience such breathtakingly rapid improvement in my German language skills.