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Visiting Assistant Professor of Film, Photography and Video

Eric Gottesman

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Eric Gottesman
Eric Gottesman
Visiting Assistant Professor of Film, Photography and Video
Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies
Eric Gottesman, a visiting assistant professor of film, photography, and video, is an artist, teacher, and organizer. Central to his practice is collaboration. He uses photography, writing and film as vehicles to engage others in conversation and critical thought about the social structures that surround them, and him.

Eric studied politics and economics and, later, art. In 2003, he was named one of the top 25 young American photographers. He has earned a Fulbright Fellowship in art as well as awards from the LEF Foundation, Magnum Foundation, Artadia, the Aaron Siskind Foundation, apexart, the Open Society Foundation and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. His work is in various collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. His first book, Sudden Flowers, was published in 2014. He was recently named a 2015 Creative Capital Artist.

Eric was a 2014-2015 Faculty Fellow in the art department at Colby College. He has taught at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Amherst College, the International Center for Photography, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston and conducted workshops in Lebanon, Jordan, and Ethiopia. He is currently a mentor for the Arab Documentary Photography Program in Beirut, Lebanon.