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Eric Gottesman

Assistant Professor of Photography

Eric Gottesman photographs, writes, makes videos, teaches and uses art as a vehicle to engage people in critical conversations about the social structures that surround them and him. He was named a 2015 Creative Capital Artist and has previously won a Fulbright Fellowship, an Artadia Award, a Light Work Residency, the Aaron Siskind Foundation Artist Fellowship, a Massachusetts Cultural Council Individual Artist Fellowship and other grants and awards. His work is in various collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. His first book, Sudden Flowers, was published in 2014. He is the co-founder of For Freedoms, the first artist-run Super PAC and a Mentor in the Arab Documentary Photography Project.

Representative Courses

Sophomore Seminar

Lens and Time

The Photo Book

Special Topic in Photography: Still/Motion


Sudden Flowers. London: Fishbar, 2014. Chosen as a best photography book 2014 by LensCulture, Flak Photo and Vogue Italia.

Photographs and writings published in Aperture, Art Journal, Callaloo, International Studies Quarterly, Contact Sheet, Trans-Asia Photography Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, A Prior, ArtInfo among other periodicals and books.