Andrew Borowiec

Andrew Borowiec

Fellow: Awarded 1998
Field of Study: Photography

Competition: US & Canada

Myers School of Art, University of Akron

Andrew Borowiec has photographed America’s changing industrial and postindustrial landscape for over twenty-five years. His books include Along the Ohio (2000), Industrial

Perspective: Photographs of the Gulf Coast (2005), and Cleveland: The Flats, the Hills, and the Mill (2008).

In addition to his Guggenheim Fellowship, he has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ohio Arts Council, and in 2006 was awarded the Cleveland Arts Prize.

Borowiec’s photographs have been exhibited around the world and are in the collections of the Chicago Art Institute, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Princeton University Art Museum, and the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, among others.

Borowiec was born in 1956 in New York City but moved to Paris with his parents when he was nine months old. He spent his childhood in France, Algeria, Tunisia, and Switzerland, where he graduated from the International School of Geneva.

He received a B.A. in Russian from Haverford College in 1979 and an M.F.A. in Photography from Yale University in 1982.

He has worked as a photojournalist, as the staff photographer for the International Center of Photography in New York City, as the Assistant Director of Workshops for the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie in Arles, France, and as the Director of the University of Akron Press.

Borowiec has taught photography at Parsons School of Design, the New School for Social Research, Germantown Academy, and Oberlin College. Since 1984, he has taught at the University of Akron’s Myers School of Art. In 2009 he was named a Distinguished Professor of Art. He lives in Akron, Ohio, with his wife, Andrea, and two dogs.


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