Adjunct Photography Curator
Michigan State University Museum, East Lansing, MI, USA
Howard Bossen is the adjunct photography curator at the Michigan State University Museum (MSU Museum), and is a professor of photography and visual communication in the MSU School of Journalism.
Bossen has curated several exhibitions that grew out of meeting photographers at FotoFest, and has published articles that deal with the works of photographers who he first met at FotoFest. Detroit Resurgent, a book he co-edited that was published in 2014, features the portraits of Gilles Perrin, whom Bossen met at FotoFest. His most recent exhibition All My Relations: An Indigenous Perspective on Landscapefeatures the photographs of Camille Seaman. Bossen has also authored the books Luke Swank: Modernist Photographer and Henry Holmes Smith: Man of Light.
Bossen is interested in looking at all kinds of work: color and black and white, documentary and photojournalism, modern, post-modern, conceptual, etc. He is especially interested in artist made books and work that explores the intersections of art and culture and art and science, as those are the primary missions of the MSU Museum. He will be looking for artist made books for possible acquisition by Special Collections in the MSU Library, work for inclusion in exhibitions at the MSU Museum, and photographers to invite to the university to lecture or conduct workshops. He can provide curatorial insight on portfolios and advice on how to strengthen them. He prefers not to review advertising and commercial work.