Writer and Contributor, A Photo Editor
Jonathan Blaustein is an artist, writer, and educator based in Taos, New Mexico. He received his MFA in Photography from Pratt Institute in 2004, and has exhibited his work widely in galleries and museums the US, and in festivals in Europe as well. His photographs are in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, the State of New Mexico, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among other institutions. Jonathan is a weekly columnist at the popular blog aPhotoEditor.com, and spent six years as a photo critic for the New York Times. He has also written about art and photography online for The New Yorker, VICE, The Washington Post, and Hyperallergic. He taught photography at UNM-Taos for many years, and currently runs the Antidote Photo Retreat at his family horse farm outside Taos. Extinction Party, his first monograph, was published in March 2020 by Yoffy Press in Atlanta, and was featured in the Washington Post.
He is most interested in seeing fresh, innovative approaches to fine art and documentary photography. He is also happy to look at photojournalism, but less knowledgable about commercial photography.
Reviewing Saturday, September 12