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Philip Zimmermann

Professor Emeritus of Art+Design

Philip Zimmermann uses photography and design to create visual narratives that unfold within the time and space of the book. His work often focuses on social and political concepts, using fragmented imagery or careful sequencing to present his ideas. He is interested in the idea of the book as multiple and as a specific medium of expression with unique visual and structural attributes. He publishes much of his work under the Spaceheater Editions imprint.

Zimmermann has received an NEA Individual Fellowship and two New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowships, among other awards. His work can be found in many museum, library, and individual collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, Yale University, Harvard University, the Biblioteque Nationale, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Getty Museum, among many others.

Currently a professor in the College of Fine Art at the University of Arizona–Tucson, Zimmermann taught at Purchase College for 24 years, before moving to Arizona in 2008.