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FotoFest 2016 Biennial

FotoFest 2016 Biennial

Meeting Place Reviewers

Wally Mason

Sheldon Museum of Art at University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, USA
Wally Mason is the director of the Sheldon Museum of Art at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. From 2007-14 he was the director of the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University. From 1996-2007 he was the director of the University of Maine Museum of Art. Prior to moving to the museum world he taught at Phillips Academy, Western Michigan University, University of Vermont and University of South Florida. Mason holds a BA from Beloit College and an MFA from Indiana University.

Mr. Mason has curated over 50 exhibitions, most recently: Black Fire: A Constant State of Revolution; Bracketing the Reading: Thinking Through Photography; Alfred Leslie: The Killing Cycle...; Dark Blue: Water as Protagonist; The Europeans: Photographs by Tina Barney; Philip Guston: Inevitable Finality, The Gemini G.E.L Prints; The Truth is Not in the Mirror: Photography and a Constructed Identity; Whatever is There is a Truth: Robert Rauschenberg’s Prints; Berenice Abbott: Cities Portraits; Prospect of Light: Plastic and Pinhole Images; Millions Taken Daily: Photographs from Everyone and Everywhere; Drawing as Thinking; John Marin’s Maine; Richard Estes: Recent Prints; Witty, Sexy, Gimmicky: British Pop Art; and The Potential Self: Portrait as Signifier.

He is most interested in reviewing bodies of resolved work suitable for exhibition with no restrictions regarding style or content. Mr. Mason is not interested in reviewing work directed towards advertising or stock applications. He can offer photographers exhibition opportunities including solo and group exhibitions. The museum does acquire photography for its permanent collection.


Session Four
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