Ed Panar

born 1976, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
2003-05 – MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
1995-98 – BA, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

Select Exhibitions
OUTS, curated by Kelli Connell, Filter Photo Festival, Chicago, IL, 2022
Historic Sight curated by Lenka Clayton and Phillip Andrew Lewis, Gallery Closed, Pittsburgh, PA 2021
Looking Back, Pier 24 PHotography
American Geography: Photographs of Land Use from 1840 to the Present, Curated by Sandra S. Phillips, SF MOMA,, San Francisco, CA (canceled due to COVID-19)

WEST EAST | Misunderstanding and complicities, Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea,  Milan, Italy
— — — — — —, Space Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
Winter Moon Festival, Shenandoah Museum of Contemporary Art, Strasburg VA
In the Vicinity, Micamera, Milan, Italy
Photobook Show: Fourth Edition, Cork Photo Gallery, Cork, Ireland
A House Is Not A Home, Emily Davis Gallery, Akron, OH
The Grain of the Present, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA, 2017-2018
We Look At Animals Because, SAVAC, Toronto, ON, 2018
Past, Present Future, SIlver Eye Center for Photograph, Pittsburgh, PA 2017
Look Up At The Sky, EspaiDos, Terrassa, Spain, 2017
Zoozoozoo, Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel, Germany, 2016
Common Sense(s), The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY, 2016
The Golden Hour, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA, 2015
Both Sides of Sunset, Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2015
The Photographer’s Playspace, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY, 2014
The Sandbox: At Play with the Photobook, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA 2014
Col-late: Pop up Zine Shop, Flying Object, Hadley, MA 2014
Photography Now!, IMA Concept Store, Tokyo, JP 2014

Only The Good Ones: The Snapshot Aesthetic Revisited
, Galerie Rudolfinum , Prague, CZ, 2014
, Butter Projects, Royal Oak, MI, 2013
Six Rooms
, The Mine Factory, Pittsburgh, PA, 2013

Green, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA, 2013

Narrative Structures, Stryx Gallery, Birmingham, UK, 2013

Making It Home, UnSmoke Systems Artspace, Braddock, PA, 2013

A Different Kind of Order, ICP Triennial, New York, NY, 2013
10x10 American Photobooks, Long Island City, NY;  Pittsburgh, PA; Tokyo Institute of Photography, Tokyo, JP
PGH Photo Fair, Spaces Corners, Pittsburgh, PA, 2013  
Open Show, Indie Photobook Library, Washington DC, 2013
The Armory Show
, Spaces Corners, New York, NY, 2013
Animals That Saw Me
, Tiger Strikes Asteriod, Philadelphia, PA, 2013
Nofound Photo Fair
, Next Level Projects, Paris, FR, 2012
A Survey of Documentary Styles in early 21st Century Photobooks
, Gallery Carte Blanche,  San Francisco, CA, 2012
Curator’s Choice, Concept Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, 2012
DIY: Photographers & Books, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, 2012

Animals That Saw Me, Spaces Corners, Pittsburgh, PA, 2011
Humble, Silent and Unexplainable, Galeria Virgilio, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2011

New Work New York,
curated by Tim Barber, Levi's Photo Workshop, New York, NY, 2010

Graphic Intersections, Umbrage Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2010
Exquisite Corpse,
Civilian Art Projects, Washington, DC, 2010
Here and There,
709 Railroad Street, Johnstown, PA, 2009

Here and There, Snowflake / Citystock, St. Louis, MO, 2008
Falling Asleep,
709 Railroad Street, Johnstown, PA, 2008

MoCP Sattelitte Show, New York Photography Festival, New York, NY, 2008
A Thousand Words, Composition Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2008
Fun Gun
, Satin Satan, Chicago, IL 2008
6x6, Rooke Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2008
Heavy Metal in Baghdad, The Emporium Gallery, Montreal, QC 2007
The Stable, OKOK Gallery, Seatle, WA 2007
Tiny Vices, Colette, Paris, France; Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City, Mexico 2007
J&L Show, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA 2007
Tiny Vices, Studio Bee, Tokyo, Japan 2006
In Sight:, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL 2006
2005 MFA Graduate Exhibition, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI 2005
Slow Artist Event, Slows, Detroit, MI 2004
First Exposure, The University Museum, Indiana, PA 1998
Kodak KINSA Award, Washington, DC 1996

In the Vicinity, Deadbeat Club, Los Angeles, CA 2018
Back East
Deadbeat Club, Los Angeles, CA 2017
Animals That Saw Me: Volume Two
, The Ice Plant, Los Angeles, CA 2016
Falling Asleep, Self Published, Pittsburgh, PA 2015
April Flowers, Spaces Corners, 2015
Nothing Changes If Nothing Changes, The Ice Plant & Spaces Corners, Pittsburgh, PA 2013

Salad Days, Gottlund Verlag, Kutztown, PA 2011
Animals That Saw Me, The Ice Plant, Los Angeles, CA 2011

Same Difference, Gottlund Verlag, Kutztown, PA 2010

Golden Palms, J&L Books, Atlanta, GA 2007

Select Publications
Outs, FW: Books and Skylark Editions, 2021
Photo No-Nos: Meditations on What Not to Photograph, Aperture, New York, NY, 2021
American Geography, Radius Books, Santa Fe, 2021
Aperture #238, New York, NY, 2020
PhotoWork, Aperture, New York, NY 2019
Photographers Looking At Photographs, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco,CA 2019
Papiers, #24,
Paris, FR 2018
Genda #2, Milan, IT, 2017

IMA, Tokyo, JP 2017
Special Delivery,
The Ice Plant, Los Angeles, 2016
Harpers, New York, 2016
One Year for USA, Lozen Up, Paris, FR 2015
Matte Magazine: Homeless, New York, 2015
Both Sides of Sunset, Metropolis/DAP, New York, 2015
Subway Magazine #3, Sao Paulo, 2014
United States: 2003-2013,
Mossless, New York, 2014
Photography Now! (exhibition catalog),
IMA, Tokyo, JP 2014
Spring 2014, Tokyo, JP, 2014
Only The Good Ones: The Snapshot Aesthetic Revisited, (exhibition catalog)
Prague, CZ, 2014
Tokyo, JP, 2013
European Photography, #93,
Germany, 2013
10x10 American Photobooks,
Tokyo, 2013
Jan-Feb, 2013
Next Level, #22,
London, UK, 2012
Documentary Styles in 21st Century Photobooks (catalog),
Indie Photobook Library, 2012
DIY: Photography & Books
(catalog), Cleveland Museum of Art, 2012
LPV Magazine
, #3: Everywhere & Nowhere, New York, NY 2011
Cheap & Plastique, New York, NY 2011
Tell Mum Everything’s Ok, #5, Paris, FR 2011
It’s Nice That, #7, London UK 2011
0-100, Milan, Italy 2011
Bailliwik, #8, (featured artist), Chicago, IL 2010
Vice Italy, Milan, Italy 2010
Relics, J&L Books, Atlanta, GA 2009
Newfoundland, September 2009, Roll Series, MIF, Johnstown, PA 2009
Volume 1, Boston, MA 2009
Various Photographs, TV Books, New York, NY 2008
Paper Placemats (ATL), J&L Books, Atlanta, GA 2007
J&L Video, J&L Books, Atlanta, GA 2007
American Photography 22, New York, NY 2006
Big Magazine #59, New York, NY 2006
Paper Placemats, J&L Books, Atlanta, GA 2004
Vlucht Magazine, Amsterdam, NL 2004
Tomato Workshops, Idea , Tokyo, Japan 2003

Grants & Awards
Guggenheim Fellowship, 2022
Creative Development Award, Heinz Endowments, 2022
Honourable Mention, Hariban Award, Kyoto, Japan, 2021
Nominee, Baum Award, 2016
Nothing Changes If Nothing Changes selected by Michael Mack, “Best Books from 2013”, The Eyes, France, 2013
Shortlisted, First Annual Cord Prize, 2013
Upcoming Photographers From Around the World, IMA, Tokyo 2013
Nominee, 2014 Leopold Godowsky, Jr. Color Photography Awards, 2013
Nothing Changes If Nothing Changes selected by Charlotte Cotton “Best Books of the 2010s”, IMA, Tokyo, 2013
Nothing Changes If Nothing Changes included in 10x10 American Photobooks, 2013
Animals That Saw Me included in Alec Soth’s Top 20 photobooks of 2011
TIME’s Best of 2011: The Photobooks We Loved, Time Lightbox, 2011
Photoeye's Best of 2011 Photobooks - selected by Darius Himes, 2011
Honorable Mention, Photography Book Now, 2009
Nominee, John Gutmann Photography Fellowship, 2008
2nd Runner Up, Photography Book Now, 2008

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship, 2007
Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, Artists Opportunity Grant, 2007
Jurors Choice, American Photography #22, New York, NY, 2006
Nominee, Santa Fe Prize for Photography, Santa Fe, NM, 2005

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
Pilara Foundation, San Francisco, CA
Midwest Photographers Project, MoCP, Chicago, IL (2005-2009)

Campany, David. Walking Through Walker Evans, Aperture #238, Spring 2020
Feuerhelm, Brad. Ed Panar: In the Vicinity of Natural Rituals, American Suburb X, January 19, 2019.
Orawski, Lara. Aint-Bad, October 31, 2018
PhotoEye. Ron Jude selection for best books of 2018
Andrews, Blake. PhotoEye Bookstore blog , August 27, 2018
Pier 24, Interview with Ed Panar, 2017
Desmarais, Charles. Ways of Viewing the social landscape at Pier 24 Photography. San Francisco Chronicle, September 8, 2017
Morton, Timothy. “Being Seen”, Animals That Saw Me Volume Two, 2016
Knoblauch, Loring. Ed Panar - Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes, Collector Daily, October 23, 2013
Disare, Monica. Person of Interest: Pittsburgh Photographer Ed Panar, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 4, 2013
Zimmermann, Damian. How Do We Look At Animals?, European Photography #93, 2013
Krauss, Margaret J. Photographer Ed Panar: Sharing Space With Animals. The Allegheny Front, June 21, 2013
Paige-Jacobs, Larkin. New Pittsburgh CSA replaces ‘Agriculture’ with ‘Art’. WESA 90.5, 2013
Bradley, Sarah. A Closer Look: Nothing Changes If Nothing Changes. Photo-Eye Blog, March 29, 2013
Abbe, Dan. Ed Panar, How You Living? American Photo, March 28, 2013
Abbe, Dan. A Photobook With No End. American Photo, March 20, 2013
Harris, Neil. Shoot Now, Ask Questions Later, Next Level Magazine, #22, 2012
Rothman, Aaron. Landscape Photography, New Visions. Places, Design Observer, August 28, 2012
Stehli, Jean-Sébastien. LA Viewed by Ed Panar. Photo Sensible, August 2, 2012
Chong, Yuri. When the Goose Takes a Gander, New York Time Magazine blog, April 19, 2012
Soubrier, Antoine. Animals That Saw Me (review), Le Journal de la Photographie, 2012
Mikoleizik, Sarah. Was Guckst Zu? SZ Magazin #32, April, 2012
Andrews, Blake. Animals That Saw Me (review), Photo-Eye Blog, March 8, 2012
Dolezal, Anton. A Closer Look - Animals That Saw Me, Photo-Eye Blog, January 10, 2012
Formhals, Bryan. Interview, LPV Magazine #3, December 2011
Shuraka, Violet. Interview, Cheap & Plastique, December 2011
Siddall, Liv. Ed Panar, It’s Nice That, December 2011
Thomas, Bejamin. Interview, Contact Editions, November 2011
Webley, Kayla, A Photographer On the Creatures That Saw Him Coming, TIME Lightbox, November 2011
Abbe, Dan, Ed Panar: Animals That Saw Me, American Photo, November 2011
Green, Will, interview, Sunday & Wednesday, April 2011
Jude, Ron, Double Feature: Ed Panar & Ron Jude Talk About Books, Ahorn, March 2011
Green, Will, Golden Palms review, Sunday & Wednesday, November 2010

Reed, Johanna, Interview with Ed Panar, This is That, February 2008

Goodwin, Mary. Golden Palms, Photo-Eye Booklist, Winter 2007
Golden Palms
, Foam Magazine #12, 2007

Foumberg, Jason. Eye Exam: Autonomy, Inc., NewCity Chicago, November 2007
Cotton, Charlotte. Monkey Wrench Symbolism, Interview, Golden Palms, 2007
Lippens, Nate. ‘The Stable’ is packed with talent, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, March 29, 2007
Greene, Kendra. New Addition to MPP, MoCP Newsletter, August 1, 2005

Lectures, Presentations & Teaching
Visiting Lecturer, University of Hartford MFA, Hartford, CT, 2022
Visiting Lecturer, International Center for Photography, New York, NY, 2022
Visiting Artist, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, 2022
Visiting Artist, University of Hartford MFA, Hartford, CT, 2021
Visiting Artist, Image Text Ithaca, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY 2021
Visiting Lecturer, International Center for Photography, New York, NY, 2021
Visiting Artist, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 2020
Visiting Artist, UC Davis, Davis, CA, 2020
Visiting Artist, Ohio University, Athens, OH, 2020
Artist Talk, Transformer Station, Cleveland, OH, 2020
Reviewer, Charcoal book club portfolio review, Chico Hot Springs, MT, 2018-2020
Visiting Artist, University of Hartford MFA, Hartford, CT, 2019
Visiting Artist, Image Text Ithaca, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY 2019
Visiting Faculty, Image Text Ithaca, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY 2016-2018
Guest Speaker, Silver Eye Center for Photography, 2017
Visiting Artist, University of Texas, Austin, TX, 2017
Visiting Artist, CMU, Pittsburgh, PA, 2017
Visiting Faculty, Koopman Chair in Photography, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT 2016
Visiting Artist, MassArt, Boston, MA, 2016
Visiting Artist, Emerson College, Boston, MA, 2016
Visiting Artist, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA, 2016
Visiting Artist, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 2016
Visiting Artist, University of Hartford MFA, Hartford, CT, 2015
Artist Talk, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2015
Artist Talk, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH 2014
Visiting Artist, University of California Davis, Davis, CA 2014
Visiting Artist, University of Hartford MFA, Hartford, CT, 2014

Adjunct Instructor, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA 2014
Visiting Artist, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 2014
Visiting Artist, Cooper Union, New York, NY 2013
Visiting Artist, ICP, New York, NY 2013
Guest Speaker, Bay Area Open Space Council Conference, San Francisco, CA 2013
Guest Speaker, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 2013
Visiting Artist, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY 2013
Visiting Lecturer, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 2013
Panelist, DIY: Photographers & Books, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH 2012
Guest Speaker, Multiples Fair, Open Space, Baltimore, MD 2012
Panelist, Animal Magnetism, Photo LA, Los Angeles, CA 2012
Guest Lecturer, ICP, New York, NY 2011
Guest Lecturer, George Washington University, Washington, DC 2010
Guest Lecturer, City College of New York, New York, NY 2009

Panelist, Underexposed: Self-Publishing Your Photo Book, FotoWeek DC, Washington, DC, 2008
Guest Lecturer, ICP, New York, NY 2008
Guest Lecturer, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 2008
Adjunct Instructor, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh PA, 2007
Photography Instructor, Cranbrook Summer Art Institute, Bloomfield Hills, MI 2006
Guest Lecturer, Urban School of San Francisco, 2006, 2008
Photography Instructor, Summer Share Program, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2005
Teaching Assistant to Carl Toth, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills MI 2004-05
Photoshop Workshop, Indiana University of Pennsylvania 1999

Related Experience

Co-founder, Spaces Corners, Pittsburgh, PA 2011-

Studio Assistant to Paul Graham, New York, NY 2008-2009
Contributor, Words Without Pictures, Los Angeles, CA 2008
Image Technician, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA 2007
Editor, Tomato Workshops 2000-2002, Tokyo, Japan 2003
Us Guyz Public Access Show, 1994-1995
McDonalds Corporation, 1992-1997
Newspaper Carrier, Johnstown Tribune Deomocrat, 1989-1991