Jonathan W. Green

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Jonathan_GreenProfessor and Executive Director,

M.A. Harvard University

 3824 Main Street Mall
Riverside, CA
 (951) 827-4787


Jonathan Green is Director of the UCR/California Museum of Photography and professor in the departments of Studio Art and Art History. Green was associate editor of Aperture Quarterly, 1974-1976. His book American Photography: A Critical History (Abrams 1984, reprinted 1996) was selected as the Nikon Book of the Year, 1984, and received the Benjamin Citation from the American Photographic Historical Society. Other books include Camera Work: A Critical Anthology, 1973; The Snapshot, 1974; and with Minor White, Celebrations, 1974. In 1999, MIT Press published Continuous Replay: The Photographs of Arnie Zane. Recent curatorial projects with catalogs include Pedro Meyer’s CD-ROM Truths and Fictions (1993), The Garden of Earthly Delights: Photographs by Edward Weston and Robert Mapplethorpe (1995), and Adam Baer: Displaced Perspectives (2001).

Green’s photographs are in museum collections around the world and have been extensively reproduced in publications. He was awarded Photography Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (1978) and AT&T Bell System (1979). Before coming to Riverside, Green taught at MIT and Ohio State University. At MIT he was a co-founder of the Media Lab’s Visible Language Workshop. At Ohio State University he was the Founding Director of the Wexner Center for the Arts.

Areas of specialization: history and criticism of photography and the practice of photography, video and MIDI composition.