Thomas Barrow studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and the IIT Institute of Design in Chicago under Aaron Siskind. After graduation Barrow began his career at the George Eastman House, becoming Assistant Director and Editor of Publications before moving to New Mexico in 1973. At the University of New Mexico he was Associate Director of the University Art Museum and taught studio photography and history of photography. His photographic work has been exhibited widely and is in the permanent collections of the George Eastman House, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Canada, the Center for Creative Photography-where his archive is housed-and numerous other public and private collections. Geoffrey Batchen is Professor of Art History at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. His books include Burning With Desire (The MIT Press, 1977); Each Wild Idea (The MIT Press, 2001); Forget Me Not (Van Gogh Museum/Princeton Architectural Press, 2004); William Henry Fox Talbot (Phaidon, 2008); Photography Degree Zero (The MIT Press, 2009); Suspending Time: Life-Photography-Death (Izu Photo Museum, 2010); and Picturing Atrocity: Photography in Crisis (Reaktion, 2012).
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