MA, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., Landscape Architecture
Guggenheim Fellowship
Honorary PhD from the University of Arizona
Friends of Photography Distinguished Career Award
Arizona State University’s College of Fine Arts Award
Artist of the Year by the University of Bridgeport, Conn.
Arizona Governor’s Arts Award



The Art of Frederick Sommer: Photography, Drawing, Collage, Keith Davis (published by FFSF and distributed by Yale University Press, 2005)
Frederick Sommer: Selected Texts and Bibliography,Sheryl Conkelton (Oxford: Clio Press, 1995)
Words/Images, Frederick Sommer (Center of Creative Photography, University of Arizona, 1984)
Frederick Sommer at Seventy-Five,A Retrospective, Constance W. Glenn and Jane K. Bledsoe, Introduction by Leland Rice (Long Beach: The Art Museum and Galleries, CSU, 1980)
Venus, Jupiter and Mars: The Photographs of Frederick Sommer, John Weiss, Barbara Wendel, Charles Metzger and Ed Mitchell (Wilmington: Delaware Art Museum, 1980)
Frederick Sommer, Gerald Nordland (Philadelphia: Philadelphia College of Art, 1968)
“Emmet Gowin on Frederick Sommer” contained within the Books on Photography III(1999) sales catalog by Roth Horowitz Booksellers
“Death Imagery in the Work of Four Twentieth-Century Artists: Kathe Kollwitz, Mauricio Lasansky, Frederick Sommer and Jerome Liebling,” by Susan Von Glahn, Master of Fine Arts thesis paper (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1985)
“Frederick Sommer: Photographic and Philosophical Development,” by Mary Ann Fittipaldi, Master of Arts thesis paper (East Texas State University, 1981)
Creative Camera No. 204, Articles by Mark Haworth-Booth and Dawn Ades
Philadelphia Photo Review, Vol. 5 No.1 Spring/Summer 1980, Article by Stephen Perloff
Linguistic & Pictorial Logic of General Aesthetics: A Discussion of the Ornamental Sense of Ideas (A transcription of the Princeton seminars, taught by Frederick Sommer