Howard Bossen - Professor of Photography and Visual Communication, School of Journalism and Adjunct Curator of Photography at the MSU Museum.

Howard Bossen – Professor of Photography and Visual Communication, School of Journalism and Adjunct Curator of Photography at the MSU Museum.

Howard Bossen is professor of photography and visual communication in the School of Journalism and adjunct curator of photography at the MSU Museum—the science and culture museum at Michigan State University.
He is the author of many articles and the books Luke Swank: Modernist Photographer and Henry Holmes Smith: Man of Light. The MSU Press published his latest book, Detroit Resurgent, in April 2014. It was co-edited with John P. Beck and features photographs by Gilles Perrin and interviews by Nicole Ewenczyk.
His current curatorial projects include Eighteen, an exhibition by Israeli photographer Natan Dvir developed in conjunction with the special topics course—Witness: Photography, Film and Social Justice, part of MSU’s Project 60/50. The exhibition will be on view in Brody Hall beginning in October 2014.
Past curatorial projects for the MSU Museum include An Extraordinary Document of Our World with photographs by Perrin and Detroit Resurgent with photographs by Perrin and interviews by Ewenczyk, On Death and Horses and Other People, an exploration of Czech Carnival by photographer Marketa Luskacova and The Radiation Mask Series, a photographic installation piece by Swedish photographer Magnus Westerborn. He was the curator for Luke Swank: Modernist Photographer at the Carnegie Museum of Art (CMA), Pittsburgh, PA and the Kresge Art Museum.
He is currently working on Molten Light: The Intertwined History of Steel and Photography, a book and an exhibition being developed with the Musée de la Photographie de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles Charleroi, Belgium and The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg, PA.
He was a Fulbright scholar in Mexico and a distinguished visiting professor in the Center for the Arts in Society at Carnegie Mellon University. He has been an invited juror and portfolio reviewer to FotoFest, Photolucida and Critical Mass.