John Fergus-Jean, is an Emeritus Professor of Photography, former museum curator of photography, and currently a master photographic printer. He has created graduate and undergraduate art curricula, museum and university exhibitions, national art symposia, and essays and lectures. He has also published in books such as: Teachers on Photography, Perception and Imaging, and The Focal Encyclopedia of Photography. His own artwork has been exhibited in university and museum venues.
John has also held several leadership positions in the arts, in higher education, and in the museum world including: Director of the Silver Image Gallery for The Ohio State University; Curator and Director of the Ross Study Center at the Columbus Museum of Art; chief consultant for the development of the Ross Art Museum at Ohio Wesleyan University; Board President of Dialogue, a critical art journal; and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Photography, Cinema and Video at The Ohio State University.
In the regional area, John has served as: Director of Education at the Bay View Association, Board member on the Harbor Springs Historical Society (Branding, Logo, and Programming Committees), and has lectured at CTAC on Ansel Adams, and the History and Aesthetics of Photography.
“The arts allow us to reimagine our lives, and allow us to celebrate the spirit of creativity, through the history, aesthetics, and incredibly diverse practices within the arts.”