Russell Hart
122 Wagner Avenue
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
914.777.2552 (office)
914.450.8534 (cell) (School of Visual Arts, MPS in Digital Photography)

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EXHIBITIONS (selected):

2014 The Photo Review 2014 Competition, The Photo Review, Langhorne, Pennsylvania
2014 Griffin Museum 20th Annual Juried Show, Griffin Museum, Winchester, Massachusetts
2013 McIninch Art Gallery, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, New Hampshire
2012 Landslide: Landscape and Patronage, The Cultural Landscape Foundation
2010 ArtsQuest/The Banana Factory, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
2009 The DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts
2001 The DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts
1996 G. Ray Hawkins Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1993 Photographic Resource Center, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
1992 Grand Central Station, New York, New York
1991 Bess Cutler Gallery, New York, New York
1989 The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York
1989 The Newport Art Museum, Newport, Rhode Island
1988 The Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire
1988 The New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut
1987 BC Space Gallery, Laguna Beach, California
1987 The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
1986 The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts
1985 The DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts
1983 The Hayden Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
1982 Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
1981 The Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
1980 The Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts
1979 Kiva Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

ARTWORK HELD IN COLLECTIONS (selected): The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts; The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts; The DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts; The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York; The Reader’s Digest Art Collection; The International Polaroid Collection; The Hallmark Art Collection; various private collections

ARTWORK PUBLISHED/REVIEWED (selected): Harper’s Magazine, Fotografare, Camera Arts, Photographer’s Forum, Zoom Magazine, Views: The Journal of Photography in New England, Shutterbug, Polaroid Newsletter for Photographic Education, The Boston Phoenix, The Real Paper, The Boston Globe, The Boston Globe Magazine, Boston magazine


2013 Artist in Residence, Isle Royale National Park, Isle Royale, Michigan
1992 Arts for Transit artist, MTA, New York, New York
1987 Wallace Traveling Fellowship in photography, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
1986 Award of Excellence, Mead Annual Report Show, for Polaroid Corporation
1986 Polaroid Artists Support Materials Grant
1981 Bartlett Traveling Fellowship in photography, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
1978 Finalist, Massachusetts Artists Foundation Fellowship
1978 Photography Award, The Art Directors Club of Boston
1977 Whitin Traveling Scholarship in photography, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


2011- Adjunct Faculty, Masters/MPS in Digital Photography, School of Visual Arts, New York, New York
1983-86 Instructor in Photography, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
1984-86 Instructor in Photography, Mount Ida College, Newton, Massachusetts
1976-80 Instructor in Photography, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts


2009 Susan Sontag Scribe Award for best photographic writing, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, Massachusetts
2006 Best Photography Magazine, International Photography Awards (Lucie Foundation), for American Photo
2003 Gold Medal for Best General Feature, International Regional Magazine Association (IRMA), for Albemarle magazine
1993 National Magazine Award for General Excellence, American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME), for American Photo
1989 President’s Award for Editorial Excellence, DCI magazines
1987 Best Technical Writing Award, CBS magazines
1973 Citation of Merit in Art History, Dartmouth College

BOOKS (author):

2015 Enlightened Blooms, photographs by Brad Oliphant (foreword), Glitterati
2004 Photography, Revised Edition (college textbook), Pearson, co-author Henry Horenstein
2004 Photography For Dummies, 2nd Edition, Wiley
2000 Photographing Your Artwork, 2nd Edition, Amherst Media
1998 Photography (college textbook), Prentice-Hall, co-author Henry Horenstein
1998 Photography For Dummies, IDG Books
1995 Color Photography: A Working Manual (by Henry Horenstein, contributing author)
1991 Wilderness Scenario: The Photographs of Pat O’Hara (essayist)
1989 The Photographic Essay: William Albert Allard, Little Brown, co-author Erla Zwingle
1989 The Photographer’s Source: A Complete Catalog (by Henry Horenstein, contributing author)
1987 Photographing Your Artwork, North Light Books
1985 The New Joy of Photography, Addison-Wesley

>Consultant and reader for National Geographic Books, Amphoto Books, Scott Foresman, Focal Press, Addison-Wesley, World Book Encyclopedia, and other book publishers


2011-2013 Editorial Director, Adorama
2000-2011 Executive Editor, American Photo magazine
1996-2011 Editor, American Photo On Campus magazine
2007-2009 Editor, Pop Photo College Edition magazine
1990-2000 Senior Editor, American Photo magazine
1988-1990 Senior Editor, American Photographer magazine
1986-1988 Senior Editor, Popular Photography magazine
1984-1986 Contributing Editor, Petersen's PhotoGraphic magazine

>Also served as photography columnist, The New York Times; Editor at Large, Outdoor & Travel Photography magazine; Contributing Editor, Popular Photography magazine; Contributing Editor, Photo/Design magazine; Contributing Editor, Polaroid Newsletter for Photographic Education; contributor to Photo District News, Digital Photo Pro, Outdoor Photographer, Rangefinder, Professional Photographer, and Fotografare magazines

>Additional writing on photography for The New York Times, La Repubblica delle Donne, Men’s Journal, Us magazine, Parenting magazine, Babytalk magazine, Departures magazine, SmartMoney magazine, Memories magazine, Boston magazine, The Boston Phoenix, The World Book Encyclopedia, and other periodicals


2013 Landslide: The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley, The Cultural Landscape Foundation (exhibition print advisor)
2010 InVision College Photography Competition, ArtsQuest
2010 Landslide: Landscape and Patronage, The Cultural Landscape Foundation
2009 14th Annual Juried Exhibition, Photographic Resource Center (Boston University)
2003 4th Polaroid International Photography Awards
2003 Small Print Competition, Camera Club of New York
2002 Tobias Award, Tisch School, New York University
1997 Advanced Amateur Forum, Eastman Kodak


2014 Maine Media Workshops (at PDN PhotoPlus International Conference and Expo, New York City)
2012 InVision Photo Festival, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
2012 The Griffin Museum/PRC, Winchester/Boston, Massachusetts
2011 InVision Photo Festival, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
2010 Palm Springs Photo Festival, Palm Springs, California
2009 Photographic Resource Center, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
2007 Hallmark Institute of Photography, Turners Falls, Massachusetts
2004 Society for Photographic Education Conference, Denver, Colorado


Freelance and contract work for clients including Polaroid Corporation, Public Broadcasting System, New England Aquarium, The Canadian Centre for Architecture; Eastman Kodak, Nikon Corporation; Boston magazine, Inc. magazine, The Boston Globe Magazine, Yankee magazine, Horticulture magazine, Saveur magazine, The National Jewish Monthly; Flying Fish Records, Rounder Records; The Whitney Museum, The Jewish Museum of New York

>Consultant to the Museum of Fine Arts Boston photographic services department, 1979-1984


1978 Master of Fine Arts, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, Massachusetts
1976 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts
1977 Diploma, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, Massachusetts
1973 Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire (art history, transferred to Tufts/SMFA)

PRO BONO WORK: The Cultural Landscape Foundation; The Westchester Humane Society; The National Library of Scotland; The Hingham Historical Society; ArtsQuest InVision advisory committee

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES: Available for photographic and editorial consulting; photographic and writing assignments and commissions; photography and writing instruction; curatorial services and teaching, both private or in academic and workshop settings. Available for portfolio reviews, curating and jurying of exhibitions and contests, and arts consulting.

STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY: Getty Images (Photonica Collection)

FINE ART PRINTS: Various-sized prints of images at, as well as others on request, are available for sale. Please visit the Website for details, or contact Russell directly.

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