Bryan Whitney



Bryan Whitney is a fine art photographer from New York who specializes in installation work and  alternative imaging techniques, including x-rays, 3-D and lens-less photography.  He graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Psychology of Art, holds a Master of Fine Arts from Temple University and was the recipient of a Fulbright lecture grant. Whitney’s work has been exhibited in galleries in the US and internationally and featured in numerous publications. In addition to traveling the globe for special projects for various museums, he teaches photography at the International Center of Photography in New York.

The Obscure Structure series explores haunting and abstract architectural forms that seem to exist in a parallel universe. These enigmatic structures were captured over years of travel throughout America, and reveal a love for obscure vernacular architecture. Each soft and ethereal “day-for-night” image was captured on large format negative film using a “zone plate”, an extremely simple optic similar to a pinhole . The structures are transformed from their common utilitarian function of storing road salt, burning wood chips or treating waste water into a menagerie of mysterious anthropomorphic characters that inhabit a twilight world where imagination and abstraction freely combine. 


1981    B.A. Psychology of Art, University of Michigan

1988    M.F.A. Photography, Tyler School of Art

1992    Fulbright Grant For Lectures on American Photography


Selected Exhibitions, Work & Awards


2015    David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, One Person Show

            Speculum Speculorum, EFA Gallery, New York, NY, Group Show

2014    Instructor, International Center of Photography, New York, NY

            Photographs In Sudan For Qatar Museums Authority, Aerial and 3D Documentation

     of 7C. BC Kushite / Egyptian Temples

            Visiting Artist, State University of New York, New Paltz      

2013    Radio Flora, Clark Gallery, Niles MI, One Person Show

            Artists Residency, Associazione Culturale Civilta De Mediterraneo, Casamasella, Italy

            Photography Instructor, Center For Alternative Photography, NY

2012    “Infrastuctures”, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, GA, One Person Show

            Botanica Miribilis, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, CA, Two Person Show

            Guest Lecturer, Savannah College of Art and Design

            Photography Instructor, Cheyney University 

            Artist in Residence – 2005 to present, Elizabeth Foundation For The Arts

2011    Photographs for Georgian National Museum, Sponsored by UNESCO Grant

            Lecture at Centre at Center For Alternative Photography

            Instructor, Mason Gross School of Art, Rutgers University, (2008-2011)

2010    Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clifton, NJ, Installation in “Botanica” Group Show

            Pergamon Museum / Islamic Museum of Art, Berlin Ottoman Interiors from Syria and


            OQBO Gallery, Berlin, Paperfile#6, Group Show

2009    “Myriad: The Ten Thousand Things”, Installation, AC Gallery, New York

            Photography of Historic Ottoman Interiors from Syria and Lebanon for the

     Metropolitan Museum of Art

2008    “Light, More Light”, Installation, Vanderbilt Conservatory, Dowling College, Oakdale, NY

            “Infrastructures”, Anthony Giordano Gallery, Dowling College, Oakdale, NY

2007    “Divine Intentions”, Installation, Power Center, University of Michigan,

2006    “Passing By”, Installation, Montblanc Artists Commission, 57th & Madison, NEW YORK, NY

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