John Dean (b. 1956 in Shreveport, LA) has worked in photography since the late 1970s. He earned his M.F.A. in Art Photography at the Tyler School of Art of Temple University (Philadelphia, PA) and his B.F.A. in Art Photography and Art History from the University of Arizona (Tuscon, AZ). Dean has also studied contemporary art with Francis Coelho at Antioch College West (San Francisco, CA) as well as photography with famed artists Todd Walker, William Larson, Harold Jones, Martha Madigan, Esther Parada, and Larry Fink. He counts the work of Fredrick Sommer and Robert Smithson among his influences. He primarily captures still life, architectural, and landscape photography.
Alongside MOCA GA, Dean’s work can be found in collections such as the Robert and Lucinda Bunnen Collection (Atlanta, GA), and the Greenberg Traurig Collections Atlanta, GA), The Kling architectural photography collection (Philadelphia, PA), and the San Francisco Camerawork artist’s book collection (San Francisco, CA). Dean has been based in Atlanta since 1996.
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