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All images and text © Adam Bell

Adam Bell is a photographer, writer, and educator. He received his MFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2004, and his work has been exhibited and published internationally. He is the co-editor of both Vision Anew: The Lens and Screen Arts (2015) and The Education of a Photographer (2006), and his writing and reviews have appeared in numerous publications including Afterimage, The Art Book Review, FOAM Magazine, fototazo, Lay-Flat, Paper Journal, photo-eye, The Photobook Review, and The Brooklyn Rail. He is currently on staff and faculty at the MFA Photography, Video, and Related Media Department at the School of Visual Arts.   


2013 Coming Together: Surviving Sandy, Brooklyn, NY
2012 29x29 SVA/Center For Arts Education Benefit Portfolio, Bruce Silverstein Gallery, NY, NY
2008 SPRAWL (Organized by the Jersey City Museum), Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ
  14th Annual Juried Exhibition (Curated by Katherine Ware), Griffin Museum, Winchester, MA
2006 Art+Commerce 2005 Festival of Emerging Photographers: Laune Galerie, Tokyo, Japan; Galeria di Fendi, Milan, Italy; PhotoEspaña, Matadero Madrid, Madrid, Spain; Center for Photography, Fotofestival, XpoSeptember, Stockholm, Sweden
2005 Art+Commerce 2005 Festival of Emerging Photographers, New York, NY
2004 AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York, NY
Art+Commerce 2004 Festival of Emerging Photographers, New York, NY
The Look of Things: MFA Thesis Exhibition (Curated by Marvin Heiferman), School of Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY
Shared Influence: Photography from 1993-2003, (Curated by Janine Foeller) Germantown Academy Art Center Gallery,
Ft. Washington, PA
2003 The Holiday Shopping Show, Part 2 (Curated by Robin Kahn), Wallspace, New York, NY
2002 ebauche et etude, School of Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY
1997 Recent Photographs (Two-Person Show), Germantown Academy Art Center Gallery, Ft. Washington, PA

2015 Vision Anew: The Lens and Screen Arts eds. Adam Bell and Charles H. Traub (University of California)
2006 The Education of a Photographer eds. Steve Heller, Charles H. Traub, and Adam Bell (Allworth)
2017 Fancy Pictures by Mark Neville (Steidl, 2016) (review), photo-eye
Girl Plays with Snake by Clare Strand (MACK, 2016) (review), photo-eye
2016 Fates Shifts Shape (Spaces Corners, 2016) (review), photo-eye
  Anthony Hernandeze by Erin O'Toole  (DAP/SFMoMA, 2016) (review), photo-eye
  A Spectacle and Nothing Strange by Anhdraya Parlato  (Kehrer, 2016) (review), photo-eye
  Zzyzx by Greg Halpern  (MACK, 2016) (review), photo-eye
  The Castle by Federico Clavarino  (Dalphine, 2016) (review), photo-eye
  Unassisted Readymade by John Stezaker  (JRP, 2016) (review), photo-eye
  In Flagrante Two, Seacoal, Pirelli Work, and Isle of Man Revisted by Chris Killip  (Steidl, 2015/16) (review), The Brooklyn Rail (June)
  Ext.-Int by Raimond Wouda  (FW Books, 2016) (review), photo-eye
  Provoke by Diane Dufour and Matthew Witkovsky  (Steidl, 2016) (review), photo-eye
  Aliqual by Massimo Mastrorillo (Skinnerbox, 2016) (review), photo-eye
  Meridian by Colin Stearns (RITA, 2015) (review), photo-eye
  The Home Front by Kenneth Graves (MACK, 2015) (review), photo-eye
  Silent Histories by Kazuma Obara (RM, 2016) (review), photo-eye
  Due to Lack of Interest Tomorrow Has Been Cancelled by Sanne Pepper (Lecturis, 2015) (review) photo-eye
  Hold the Line by Siegfried Hansen (Verlag Kettler, 2015) (review) photo-eye
  My Life as a Man by Carmen Winant (Horses Think, 2015) (review) photo-eye
2015 My Blank Pages by Michael Schmelling (Ice Plant, 2015) (review) photo-eye
  Stranger by Olivia Arthur (Fishbar, 2015) (review) photo-eye
  Ways of Knowing by Daniel Steir (YES, 2015) (review) Paper Journal
Lago by Ron Jude (MACK, 2015) (review) Paper Journal
Voyage of Discovery by Carly Steinbrunn (MACK, 2015) (review) photo-eye
Find A Fallen Star by Regine Petersen (Kehrer Verlag, 2015) (review) photo-eye
Catarsi by Massimo Leardini (Editions Du LIC, 2015) (review) photo-eye
Block by Aapo Huhta (Kehrer Verlag, 2015) (review) Paper Journal
  Island in my Mind by Irina Rozovsky (Kettler Verlag, 2015) (review) photo-eye
  Fire in Cairo by Matthew Connors (SPBH, 2015) (review) photo-eye
  Bergen by Daniela Keiser (The Green Box, 2015) (review) photo-eye
  Archipelago by Matthew Porter (MACK, 2015) (review) photo-eye
Infinite Power by David Brandon Geeting (Pau Wau, 2015) (review) Paper Journal
The Sun Shone Glaringly by Seth Lower (Ice Plant, 2014) (review) The Art Book Review, Issue 3
Half Wild by Peter Happel Christian (Conveyor, 2014) (review) photo-eye
Invisible City and Night Walk by Ken Schles (Steidl, 2014) (review) The Brooklyn Rail, March
Out of Order by Penelope Umbrico (RVB, 2014) (review) Paper Journal
Islands of the Blest by Bryan Schumaat and Ashley Davis (Silas Finch, 2014) (review) photo-eye
Aaron Siskind: Another Photographic Reality by Aaron Siskind / Giles Mora (University of Texas, 2014) (review) photo-eye
Songbook by Alec Soth (MACK, 2015) (review) fototazo
Tranquility by Heikki Kaski (Lecturis, 2014) (review) photo-eye
Printed In Germany by Christopher Williams (Walther König, 2014) (review) photo-eye
Out There by Bruno Augsburger (STURM & DRANG, 2014) (review) photo-eye
Land Without Past by Phillip Ebeling (Fishbar, 2014) (review) photo-eye
100 Years by Doug Aitken (Rizzoli, 2014) (review) The Art Book Review, Jan
2014 Sudden Flowers by Eric Gottesman (Fishbar, 2014) (review) photo-eye
Events Ashore by An-My Lê (Aperture, 2014) (review) The Brooklyn Rail, Dec/Jan
billie by Ofer Wolberger (Horses Think, 2014) (review) photo-eye
A Perpetual Season by Grégoire Pujade-Lauraine (MACK, 2014) (review) photo-eye
North Philadelphia by Daniel Traub (Kehrer, 2014) (review) photo-eye
El Porqué de las Naranjas by Ricardo Cases (MACK, 2014) (review) Paper Journal
Intergalático by Guilherme Gerais (Avalanche, 2014) (review) photo-eye
Tectonic by Johan Rosenmunthe (SPBH, 2014) (review) Paper Journal
The Epilogue by Laia Abril (Dewi Lewis, 2014) (review) photo-eye
Common Love by Isidro Ramirez (The Velvet Cell, 2014) (review) Paper Journal
Does Yellow Run Forever? by Paul Graham (MACK, 2014) (review) Paper Journal
Natur by Michael Schmidt (MACK, 2014) (review) photo-eye
Frowst by Joanna Piotrowska (MACK, 2014) (review) photo-eye
Stasis by Trine Søndergaard (Hatje Cantz, 2014) (review) photo-eye
Le Nome Qui Efface La Couleur by Israel Ariño (Ediciones Anómalas / Filgranes Editions, 2014) (review) Paper Journal
Early Black and White by Saul Leiter (Steidl/Howard Greenberg, 2014) (review), photo-eye
Walker Evans: The Magazine Work by David Campany (Steidl, 2014) (review), The Brooklyn Rail, July/August
Overnight Generation by Italo Morales (Self, 2014) (review), Paper Journal
Tales from the City of Gold by Jason Larkin (Kehrer, 2014) (review), photo-eye
The World of Details by Viktoria Binschtok (Distanz, 2013) (review), Paper Journal
The 99 and The 9 by Katy Grannan (Fraenkel Gallery/Salon 94, 2014) (review), photo-eye
Dolce Via by Charles Traub (Damiani, 2014) (review), photo-eye
Costa by Jose Pedro Cortes (Pierre von Kleist Editions, 2013) (review), fototazo
The Place We Live by Robert Adams (Steidl/YUAG, 2014) (review), The Brooklyn Rail, April
History of a Visit by Daniel Reuter (Peperoni, 2014) (review), Paper Journal
Ad Infinitum by Kris Varvaeke (Self, 2013) (review), photo-eye
Away From Home by Kursat Bayhan (Self, 2013) (review), photo-eye
Personal Matters by Motohiko Hatsui (Bemojake, 2014) (review), Paper Journal
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Erik Schubert (Lavalette, 2014) (review), Paper Journal
Conjuring Paradise by Betsy Karal (Radius, 2014) (review), photo-eye
Drawing a Line Wataru Yamamoto (MCV MCV, 2012) (review), Paper Journal
The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism by Rob Hornstra and Arnold Van Bruggen (Aperture, 2014) (review), The Brooklyn Rail, Feb
Between the Shell by Paul Salveson (MACK, 2013) (review), photo-eye
Mystic Places by Justin James Reed (Horses Think, 2013) (review), Paper Journal
The Photography of Nature & The Nature of Photography by Joan Fontcuberta (MACK, 2013) (review), afterimage, Jan/Feb
2013 Field Trip by Martin Kollar (MACK, 2013) (review), photo-eye
Still Lifes, Portraits and Parts by Daniel Gordon (Morel, 2013) (review), photo-eye
She Dances on Jackson by Vanessa Winship (MACK, 2013) (review), afterimage, Nov/Dec
Notes from the Foundry and Dangerous Women by Spaces Corners (Spaces Corners, 2013) (review), Paper Journal
Speaking of Scars by Teresa Eng (Self, 2013) (review), photo-eye
Gasoline by David Campany (MACK, 2013) (review), photo-eye
Dalston Anatomy by Lorenzo Viturri (SPBH, 2013) (review), Paper Journal
LDN2 by Antony Cairns (AMC, 2013) (review), photo-eye
Two Rivers by Carolyn Drake (Self, 2013) (review), fototazo
Nine Nameless Mountains by Maanantai (Kehrer, 2013) (review), Paper Journal
Black Sea of Concrete by Rafal Milach (Self, 2013) (review), photo-eye
The Arrangement by Ruth van Beek (RVB, 2013) (review), PaperJournal
Ametsuchi by Rinko Kawauchi (Aperture, 2013) (review), photo-eye
Garry Winogrand Ed. Leo Rubinfien (Yale/SFMoMA, 2013) (review), The Brooklyn Rail, July/August
Disquiet by Amani Willet (Damiani Factory, 2013) (review), fototazo
Wildlife Photography by Bryan Graft (Conveyor, 2013), Paper Journal
What Good Are the Critics; or How to Dance About Photography (essay), afterimage, July/August
White Road Ivan Sigal (Steidl/Corcoran, 2012) (review), photo-eye
Selections from the Joint Photographic Project Adam Ryder (Self, 2013), Paper Journal
Andrey Tarkovsky: Films, Stills, Polaroids and Writings (Schirmer/Mosel, 2013) (review), photo-eye
Paris Photo by David Lynch (Steidl/Paris Photo, 2013) (review), photo-eye
A Partial Eclipse by Martin Boyce (MACK, 2013) (review), photo-eye
Passengers by John Schabel (Twin Palms, 2012) (review), photo-eye
Casa De Campo by Antonio M. Xoubanova (MACK, 2013) (review), afterimage, May/June
The Unphotographable (Fraenkel Gallery, 2013) (review), photo-eye
Concrete Geographies by Xavier Ribas (b-side books, 2012) (review), photo-eye
Animal Farm by Daniel Naude (Prestel, 2012) (review), photo-eye
Agroperiferics by Ignasi Lopez (b-side books, 2012) (review), photo-eye
The Cliffs by Bertrand Fleuret (JL Books, 2012), afterimage, Jan/Feb
The Surrealist's Grand Tour (essay), FOAM, Issue 32, Winter
2012 Another Language by Marten Lange (MACK, 2012), The Brooklyn Rail, Dec. (review)
  The Actor and She Called Me By Name both by John Gossage (Loosestrife Editions, 2012), (review) photo-eye
  A City in the Mind Peter Fraser (Steidl/BG, 2012), (review) photo-eye
  Elementary Calculus J Carrier (MACK, 2012), (review) photo-eye
  Welcome to Springfield Michael Abrams (Loosestrife Editions, 2012), (review) photo-eye
  Mrs. Merryman's Collection Anne Sophie Merryman (MACK, 2012), (review) photo-eye
  American Portraits: 1979-1989 Leon Borensztein (Nazreali, 2011), (review) photo-eye
  Lick Creek Line Ron Jude (MACK, 2012), (review) photo-eye
  Photographs Not Taken ed. Will Steacy (Daylight Books, 2012), (review) photo-eye
  Red Blood Snow (essay), FOAM, Issue 30, Spring.
  Swiss Photobooks from 1927-present: A Different History of Photography Ed. Peter Pfrunder (Prestel, 2011) (review), photo-eye
  The Present by Paul Graham (Mack, 2012) (review), The Brooklyn Rail, April.
  Timothy H. O'Sullivan: The Kind Survey Photography by Keith Davis and Jane Aspinwall (Yale/NAM, 2012) (review), photo-eye.
  Eva's Book/Berlin in Pictures by John Gossage (SuperLabo, 2012) (review), photo-eye.
  Summertime by Mark Steinmetz (Nazraeli, 2012) (review), Ahorn Magazine, Issue 8.
2011 The Significant Savages by Gregoire Pujade-Lauraine (RVB, 2011) (review), photo-eye.
  Watching The Weather Change by Marco van Duyvendijk (Self, 2011) (review), photo-eye.
  Redwood Saw by Richard Rothman (Nazraeli Press, 2011) (review), photo-eye.
  Oculus by Ken Schles (Noorderlicht, 2011) (review), photo-eye.
  Redheaded Peckerwood by Christian Patterson (MACK, 2011) (review), The Brooklyn Rail, Dec/Jan.
  A by Greg Halpern (J&L, 2011) (review), photo-eye.
  Traces by Ian Teh (Deep Sleep Editions, 2011) (review), photo-eye.
  In the Face of Silence by Christophe Agou (Dewi Lewis, 2011) (review), photo-eye.
  Adendessone by Misha De Ridder (Schaden, 2011) (review), photo-eye.
  Cruising by Chad States (PowerHouse, 2011) (review), photo-eye.
  A New Map of Italy by Guido Guidi (Loosestrife Ed., 2011)(review), The Brooklyn Rail, (Oct.)
  Chinese Sentiment by Shen Wei (Charles Lane Press, 2011) (review), photo-eye.
  One To Nothing by Irina Rozovsky (Kehrer, 2011) (review), photoeye.
  Brut by Paul Kranzler (Fotohof, 2011), photo-eye.
  House of Love by Danayita Singh (Radius, 2011) (review) photo-eye.
  The Mushroom Collector, or letters from Scraton. Ahorn Magazine. Issue 7.
2010 Notes from an eponymous city guide. FOAM. Issue 23, Summer
  Photographs about Photographs. Lay Flat 02: Meta. eds. Shane Lavalette and Michael Bühler-Rose
2009 Time Forks and Terrestrial Maps: Bertrand Fleuret’s Landmasses and Railways. Ahorn Magazine, Issue 2, 2009
2016 Documentum Issue Two
2014 The Photographer's Playbook eds. Jason Fulford and Greg Halpern (Aperture) (contributor)
Gyroscope Prints
2013 Phases Magazine, Portfolio Feature
10x10 American Photobooks, eds. Olga Yatskevich and Russet Lederman (contributor)
2012 Installation Magazine, Issue 3 (20+20 Photography Issue)
2009 and 2010 Words Without Pictures. eds. Cotton, Charlotte and Alex Klein. LAMCA. and Aperture 2nd Edition
2005 PEEK (Art+Commerce Festival of Emerging Photographers Catalog)
2004 The Look of Things, MFA Thesis Exhibition Catalog, School of Visual Arts

2016 Taylor Defoe, review of Vision Anew: The Lens and Screen Arts The Brooklyn Rail (Oct.)
2011 Social Media. Presented by Pace Gallery, Pace/MacGill Gallery and the MFA Photo, Video and Related Media Department, Pace Gallery, NY, NY.

2017 In conversation with Mark Neville, SVA (moderated discussion in conjunction with release of Fancy Pictures)
2016 Houghton College, Department of Art
SPE 2016 National Conference Panel, An Uncertain Present: A Conversation on Emergent Practices in Contemporary Photography (moderator)
2015 In Conversation with David Campany, SVA (moderated discussion in conjunction with release of a handful of dust)
2012 Visual Studies Workshop 2012 Bookworks Symposium
2011 Imaging on the Verge, Teaching Photography in the 21st Century
(Panel Discussion)
2006 Parsons, Undergraduate Photo Department
2004 Germantown Academy Art Center

2012-present School of Visual Arts, BFA Visual and Critical Studies
2011-present School of Visual Arts, MFA Photo, Video and Related Media
2007-2012 Adjunct Professor, Ramapo College, NJ
2010 Guest Critic, RISD, BFA Photo
2007 Guest Critic, School of Visual Arts, MFA Photo, Video and Related Media
Guest Critic, Parsons, MFA Communication + Design Technology Dept.

2008 New York Photography Festival Award (Fine Art Series)
2004 Paula Rhodes Memorial Prize

2004 School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, MFA
1999 Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, BA