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Our Contributors

Karl Baden has been on the fine arts faculty at Boston College since 1989. His photographs have been widely exhibited, including at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Artists Foundation, the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. His photographs and visual books are included in numerous permanent collections. Beginning in 2005, Baden has also written about and curated exhibitions on the relationship between book cover design and the history of photography. Visit his website.

Judith Black is a photographer and an associate professor of art at Wellesley College. Her photographic work focuses on her family and self. Her research looks at photographers who use their family experience as material for their work. Black’s work has been included in numerous national and international exhibitions and publications. It can also be found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Polaroid International Collection, the Davis Museum and Cultural Center, and the Houston Museum of Fine Art. Visit her website.

Diane Bush has been working as a photographer for nearly forty years, and her work has been exhibited and published both nationally and internationally. Her book Warheads was published in 2006. Bush and her husband, the artist Steve Baskin, have been collaborating on various art projects for over 20 years. She can be reached at dianebush (at) cox (dot) net, and found online at dianebush.net.

Crista Cammaroto served as Assistant Director of The Light Factory Contemporary Museum of Photography & Film in Charlotte, NC from 1990-1993, and as Artistic Director/Curator from 2004-2007. From 1998-2001 she served as Chair of Photography & 3D: Visual and Performing Arts Dept., Central Piedmont Community College, and from 2001-2002  Chair of Photography: Visual and Performing Arts Dept. at CPCC. In 2003-2004 she was Department Head, Photography, Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR. Presently she’s Adjunct Professor, Queens University, Charlotte (teaching Digital Photography and Imaging). Visit her website.

Allison Carroll served as Managing Editor for Teachingphoto.com, the original version of this website. She graduated in 2005 from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University with a BFA in photography. She currently works as a fine-art photography studio manager and as a teacher at St. Sebastian’s School. Visit her blog.

A. D. Coleman is the publisher and editor of Teaching Photography. For more information, click here.

Pradeep Dalal received an MFA from the International Center of Photography-Bard College Program in Advanced Photographic Studies. He has exhibited his work in Baltimore, New York, Washington, D.C., and in Accra, Ghana and Havana, Cuba. His articles have been published in ArtwurlEGO Magazine, and the Village Voice. He is on the faculty at the International Center of Photography in New York. Visit his website.

Maia Dery teaches photography at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. She received a Master’s degree in Liberal Studies from Duke University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her work has been shown in galleries in North Carolina and California and has been featured in books, magazines, and journals. Her first book, An Adventure Guide to the Triangle, was published in 1995. Visit her website.

Banafsheh Ehtemam is a documentary and fine-art freelance photographer. Born in Tehran, Iran, she left at the age of 15 and spent several years living and studying in Europe before moving the U.S. to continue her education. Her images have been exhibited in galleries in New York, California, New Mexico, Paris, Belgium, London and at The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She can be reached by email at Marmoolac (at) aol (dot) com.

Andrew Eskind earned a Master’s degree in photography at the Institute of Design, IIT, Chicago in 1973, studying with Aaron Siskind, Arthur Siegel, and Garry Winogrand. He left Chicago in 1973 to work at George Eastman House, where he continued to work for the next 30 years. The many projects he pioneered there included the early application of computer technology to the management of large museum collections, and the first George Eastman House website. In addition to publishing Photographydatabase.org, he is an active digital photographer and videographer.

Samantha Fields served as Managing Editor for Teachingphoto.com, the original version of this website. She is currently a Professor of Art at California State University, Northridge. Her work is represented by Western Project in Los Angeles. She has an extensive exhibition history. With her husband, artist Andre Yi, she co-founded the Los Angeles-based website Zerodegreesart.com, which documents their community of artists and critics. Visit her website.

Allen Frame lives has taught photography at the School of Visual Arts, Pratt Institute, and the International Center of Photography. His book Detour, a compilation of his photographs over ten years, was published by Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg in 2001. He co-founded the contemporary art center Delta Axis in Memphis in 1992 and has served on the board of Art in General and the Advisory Committee of PS 122 Gallery. In 1990 he co-created Electric Blanket, an epic slide show about AIDS, which has toured throughout the U.S. and to Norway, the U.K., Germany, Hungary, Japan, and Russia. Visit his website.

Tim Garrett is an artist who lives in St. Louis, Missouri with his wife Heather. The only photos he has of his grandparents during their 1930s courtship were taken in a photobooth. He operates a photobooth rental business that supports his art habit, and he is the co-creator (along with Los Angeles-based film archivist Brian Meacham) of Photobooth.net, the world’s most comprehensive photobooth resource. There you’ll find photobooth locations near you, and read about photobooth appearances in film, television, print media, and the news.

Thomas Gearty was founding editor and writer for TeachingPhoto.com, and has been a contributor to American PHOTO On Campus magazine. He has been a major contributor to two textbooks on the medium: Photography, with Henry Horenstein and Russell Hart, and Black-and-White Photography: A Basic Manual,the third edition of the best-selling classic by Henry Horenstein. Gearty has taught photography at Massachusetts College of Art and the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. He was one of approximately 80 young artists selected worldwide in 2001 for the Sotheby’s Artlink international emerging artist program. His photographs have been exhibited across the United States. Visit his website.

Henry Horenstein, founding publisher of this site, has been teaching photography for almost 40 years. He is currently a professor of photography at Rhode Island School of Design. He is the author of the widely used texts Black & White Photography, Beyond Basic Photography, Color Photography, and coauthor (with Russell Hart) of Photography. Monographs of his own work include Creatures, Animalia, Aquatics, Honky TonkClose Relations, Canine,and Racing DaysVisit his website.

Leora Kahn is a fellow at Yale University in the Genocide Studies Program, and curates human rights exhibitions. She is the founder of Proof: Media for Social Justice, whose mission is to use photography for a means for social change, combining it with education and outreach. She has published 2 books: Darfur: Twenty Years of War and Genocide in Sudan and Child Soldiers.

Eric Luden worked with a variety of clients as a noted commercial and fine art photographer in the 1980s, exhibiting his black & white photographs throughout New England. During the 90s, he served as a consultant with Eastman Kodak’s black & white division before joining Ilford, where he worked for over 12 years, until he left to run Digital Silver Imaging, which offers direct printing from digital files or high-resolution scans to traditional black-and-white papers. Email: info (at) digitalsilverimaging (dot) comVisit their website.

Elizabeth Mellott studied at Texas Women’s University and the University of North Texas, both in Denton Texas. She holds an MFA in Photography with studies in book arts. Mellott is a professor of photography at Collin College in Plano, Texas, teaching traditional photography, alternative photography, bookbinding, and installation arts. Visit her website.

Mark Morelli received a degree in journalism from the University of Rhode Island and has worked as a professional photographer in the Boston area for over twenty years. His work has been published in numerous publications including: the Boston Globe, the New York TimesVanity Fair, the Boston Phoenix, the Los Angeles Times, the Detroit Free Press, the Village VoiceAdvertising Age,American TheatreSwing Magazine, the San Francisco ExaminerTechnology ReviewUSA Today, and the Providence Journal-Bulletin. His work has also been exhibited at galleries, universities and schools in Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut. Visit his blog.

Bruce Myren’s landscape work has been shown at Panopticon Gallery, the Artists Foundation, Lillian Immig Gallery at Emmanuel College, and the William Benton Museum of Art. A recent Art in Embassies Programartist, he was also a recent ARTspace panel participant at the 2008 College Art Association conference. Solo shows include one at the Danforth Museum of Art in fall 2008 and another at the Hallmark Museum of Photography in 2009. He is represented in Boston by Gallery KayafasVisit his website.

Elaine O’Neil‘s work has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions and is included in a number of museum collections including those of George Eastman House, Museum of Fine Arts – Boston, MA, New Orleans Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts – Houston, Princeton University, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Elaine is a noted educator currently teaching in the graduate and undergraduate Fine Art Photography Department at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. Visit her website.

Shannon Thomas Perich is Associate Curator, Photographic History Collection, Division of Culture and the Arts, at the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of American History (NMAH). She received her M.A. in Museum Studies from George Washington University in 1996. Since then she has curated numerous shows for the NMAH and published notable articles and books, including The Kennedys: Portrait of a Family, with Richard Avedon (2007).

Philip Perkis (born Boston, MA, 1935) has taught at a number of institutions and workshops including as Photography Chair at Pratt Institute and as part of the graduate faculty at the School of Visual Arts and the Department of Photography, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. He is a Guggenheim Fellow, a NEA and CAPS grant recipient, and his work is represented in many museums and collections. His books include Warwick Mountain Series (Nexus Press, 1978). Click here to order a copy of his book Teaching Photography.

Neal Rantoul has received many grants and awards for his work, including a Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation grant in the late nineties. He has shown extensively, with work included in exhibitions at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, Panacopticon Gallery in Waltham, Harvard University, the Kunsthaus in Zurich, among others, as well as frequent shows at Northeastern University in Boston. Visit his website.

John Reuter was the director of Polaroid’s 20×24 Studio in New York City, now run as an independent project. Using the legendary camera for 2 decades, he has worked collaboratively with photographers and artists, from William Wegman and Joyce Tenneson to David Levinthal and Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. Now working exclusively in digital imagery, he still draws from painterly influences and outputs his digital collages on canvases up to 40″ x 50″. Reuter regularly teaches workshops in Polaroid Image Transfer, Photoshop, digital collage, and web design. Visit his blog.

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Mary Virginia Swanson is a leader in the marketing and licensing fields of fine art photography. After receiving an MFA in photography from Arizona State University in 1979 she served as education coordinator for The Friends of Photography and headed Special Projects for Magnum Photos. In 1991 she founded SWANSTOCK, an innovative agency that managed licensing rights for fine art photographers. Swanson currently consults, lectures, and conducts workshop. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Santa Fe Center for Photography; the Board of Fellows of the Center for Creative Photography; the ASMP Foundation Board; and others. Visit her website.

Sylvia Wolf came to the Whitney Museum of American Art from The Art Institute of Chicago, where for more than 12 years she organized solo shows by American artist Kenneth Josephson, German artist Dieter Appelt, French artists Patrick Faigenbaum and Patrick Tosani, and an exhibition of Julia Margaret Cameron’s photographs of women. Wolf’s honorary distinctions include the Chevalier de l’ordre des arts et des lettres, awarded by the French government for the promotion of French culture abroad. In April 2008, following her 20-year career at the Whitney, she became Director of the University of Washington’s Henry Art Gallery.

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