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Mike Ensdorf

Mike Ensdorf
Professor of Photography
Associate Dean — College of Arts and Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
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About Me

I helped develop the Media Studies program at Roosevelt University in Chicago. In Roosevelt’s Department of Communication I teach:

  • Film and Digital Photography
  • Photobook History and Practice
  • Pinhole to Cameraphone: Photography’s History and Practice

My photographic work was included in the Iterations exhibition at the International Center of Photography in New York, and in the book of the same name published by MIT Press. My work was also included in the Photography after Photography exhibition, touring museums in Germany, Austria, Denmark, Switzerland, Finland, and finishing at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. My work is represented in the German and English editions of the book, Photography after Photography: Memory and Representation in the Digital Age, published by G+B Arts.

My work can be found in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. As founding director, I have developed the Gage Gallery at Roosevelt University into “Chicago’s premier space for showcasing contemporary critical social photo-documentary work.” (Michael Weinstein, NewCity, Chicago.)

Topics of Expertise
  • Digital PhotographyHistory and practice
  • Chemical PhotographyHistory and practice
Education
  • MFAStudio Arts and Photography — University of Illinois