Meggan Gould's photographic work primarily seeks to visualize the act of seeing in new ways, using photographs and the act of photographing as a departure point in various groups of work. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied anthropology, the SALT Institute for Documentary Studies, where she studied non-fiction writing, and Speos (Paris Photographic Institute), where she finally began her studies in photography. She received her MFA in photography from the University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth. She taught at Speos (Paris Photographic Institute), Kutztown University, and Bowdoin College before coming to the University of New Mexico.
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Patrick Craig Manning
Patrick Craig Manning is an Associate Professor of Photography at the University of New Mexico. Born in Seattle, WA, he received degrees in photography and archaeology from the University of Washington and his MFA from the University of New Mexico before going on to teach as a professor at the Herron School of Art in Indianapolis. His photographic, digital, and video work invokes loss to explore the intersection of representation, language, and history and has been exhibited at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Eiteljorg Museum of Indian and Western Art and galleries from coast to coast. Computer and video based public art projects exploring language, the individual, chance encounters, and the silences of the public sphere have been commissioned by the cities of San Jose and Indianapolis and were part of the Zer01 biennial.
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Jim Stone turned to photography while studying engineering at MIT. His photographs have been exhibited and published internationally, and collected by the Museum of Modern Art, Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among many others. He has written or co-authored several books on photography that are widely used as textbooks for university-level courses, and there have been three artist's books published of his photographs: Stranger Than Fiction (Light Work, 1993), Historiostomy (Piltdown Press, 2001), and Why My Pictures are Good (Nazraeli Press, 2005). Stone has received awards from the Massachusetts Arts Council, The New England Foundation for the Arts, The San Francisco Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He served on the board of directors for the Society for Photographic Education and Boston's Photographic Resource Center. Before moving to New Mexico in 1998, he taught at Boston College and the Rhode Island School of Design. Currently he is Professor of Photography at the University of New Mexico.
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Adrienne Salinger has exhibited internationally in venues that include MoMA, The Art Institute of Chicago, Fundación "la Caixa" in Barcelona, The New Museum (NYC), the Walker Art Center. Her work is represented in many permanent collections, including Los Angels County Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), Art Institute of Chicago, International Polaroid Corporation, Bibliothèque nationale de France and the National Gallery of Canada. She has received numerous awards and fellowships, and her work appears in a wide array of books, as well as magazine and newspaper articles. She has twice been a MacDowell Fellow in addition to other artist residencies. Salinger has published three books: In My Room: Teenagers in Their Bedrooms (Chronicle Books 1995), Living Solo (Andrews/McMeel, 1998), and Middle Aged Men (Nazraeli, 2008). Salinger was an Associate Professor at Syracuse University for nine years prior to coming to the University of New Mexico in 1997. She is currently a Regents Professor of Photography.
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Thomas Barrow joined the faculty in 1973 and served as the Associate Director of the University Art museum before he began teaching in the Photography area in 1976. Prior to his appointment at UNM, Barrow served as the Curator of Exhibitions at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York. Barrow studied with Aaron Siskind at the Art Institute of Design in Chicago, where he received his M.A. in graphic design in 1967. In his well-known Cancellations series, 1973-1977, Barrow corrupts the straight photograph by drawing crosses directly through the negative before printing the toned black & white images. The work investigated the issue of the original and the reproduction, calling into question the distinction between the thing and an image of it – between reality and illusion. Inventions and Transformations: The Photographs of Thomas Barrow was published by the UNM press in 1986. He retired in 2001.
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Betty Hahn came to the University of New Mexico in 1976. She earned an M.F.A. at Indiana University in 1966 and, at the prompting of Henry Holmes Smith, began working with alternative photographic processes. Counting Rauschenberg and Warhol among her influences, Hahn was among the first photographers to successfully combine photography with other media, incorporating gum-bichromate, cyanotypes, Vandyke brown prints, lithography, hand-painting, and embroidery on fabric into her work. She is also known for her large-format Polaroid prints and her work with toy cameras. A native of Chicago, Hahn taught at the Rochester Institute of Technology before coming to the University of New Mexico. She retired in 1997.
Patrick Nagatani earned his M.F.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1980. Nagatani's interest has been in studio set-ups and staged photographs, from his Polaroid 20X24 work to his Chromatherapy images. He has also been a tapist (paints with masking tape) since 1983 to the present. He received National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowships in 1984 and 1992. He is an active member of the Atomic Photographer's Guild. His survey show and book, Desire for Magic – Patrick Nagatani 1978-2008, premiered at the University of New Mexico, traveled to the Japanese American National Museum in L.A. and was exhibited at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia. He retired from the University of New Mexico in 2007.
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Joyce Neimanas moved to New Mexico with her husband, Robert Heinecken, and joined the faculty at the University of New Mexico in 2004. She taught for 35 years at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago before coming to UNM. Neimanas received 3 National Endowment for the Arts Awards, 2 Illinois Arts Council Awards and the Pollack/Krasner Grant. Her exhibitions include: The Museum of Modern Art, New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California, The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, SALA ARCS Gallery part of the Primavera Fotografia Festival, Barcelona, Spain, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japan. Her work is collected by many public museums including: The Art Institute of Chicago, San Francisco Art Institute, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She retired from the University of New Mexico in 2010.