Ed Panar

Ed Panar

Fellow: Awarded 2022
Field of Study: Photography

Competition: US & Canada

Ed Panar is a photographer and bookmaker whose interest in photography started in high school as an amateur, photographing his everyday surroundings, friends and acquaintances. Meditating on the contrast between reality and photography has been a source of fascination for him ever since. Being a non-driver, his work is largely focused on exploring the places he’s lived and their immediate surroundings by walking, bicycling, and public transportation. His published monographs include: “In the Vicinity” (2018), “Animals That Saw Me: Volume One” and “Volume Two” (2011 and 2016), “Salad Days” (2012), “Same Difference” (2010), and “Golden Palms” (2007) He is the recipient of a 2007 Artist Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts and a 2022 Creative Development Award from The Heinz Endowments. Panar’s work has been exhibited widely including venues such as Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco and Kasseler Kunstverein in Kassel, Germany. Panar’s photographs and books can be found in numerous print and library collections including San Francisco MoMA, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Pilara Foundation and the Museum of Modern Art Library in New York. Ed is co-founder of the project space Spaces Corners and currently lives and works between Johnstown and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Photo Credit: Melissa Catanese

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