Alan Thomas is a publisher and photographer based in Chicago. His photographs explore the ways that the inhabited landscape affects our sense of the present and the past. He has exhibited at the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago and other venues.
Alan was raised in Germany, Yugoslavia, and Virginia. He studied photography at Princeton as an undergraduate and holds an M.Phil. in English from Oxford. He is Editorial Director for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Chicago Press, where he publishes books on literature, cultural criticism, and related areas.
Contreligne, November 2012
Tokyo/Chicago/Kolkata: Photographs by Alan Thomas, Seagull Foundation for the Arts, Kolkata, India, 5-12 May 2012
The Blue Corvette, Places: Forum of Design for the Public Realm | Design Observer. September 2011
Calcutta: Bookland, Design Observer. March 2011
Second Annual Juried Show, DOVA Temp, Chicago, November 19-December 18, 2010
Open Secrets: Photographs from Japan, Places: Forum of Design for the Public Realm | Design Observer. March 2010
Chicago Self-Park, Places: Forum of Design for the Public Realm | Design Observer. February 2010
The Opportunity Shop, Chicago, November 27-December 31, 2009.
DOVA Temp Juried Exhibition, Chicago, November 18-28, 2009.
Catherine Edelman Gallery, The Chicago Project: Selections from Our Online Gallery (July 10-September 4, 2009). Blogged by Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin here. Artist's talk here.
Midwest Photographer's Project, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
Xcp: Streetnotes (Winter 2007)
Catherine Edelman Gallery, The Chicago Project (on-line exhibition)
Photo Works Gallery (Glen Echo, Maryland), 2005
On Roy DeCarava's The Sweet Flypaper of Life (In These Times, 1985)