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Jim Stone, a photographer, teacher, and author, turned to photography while studying engineering at MIT. His photographs have been exhibited and published internationally, and acquired for permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among many others.

Six of his books are in wide and continued use for university-level courses: A User’s Guide to the View Camera, Darkroom Dynamics, A Short Course in Photography, 10th ed. and A Short Course in Digital Photography, 4th ed. (both with Barbara London), Photography 12th ed. and Photography: The Essential Way (both with Barbara London and John Upton). Translations have been published overseas in Chinese, Dutch, Italian, Korean, and Polish. There are three artist’s books of his photographs, Stranger Than Fiction (Light Work, 1993), Historiostomy (Piltdown Press, 2001), and Why My Pictures are Good (Nazraeli Press, 2005).  

Stone has received awards from the Massachusetts Arts Council, The New England Foundation for the Arts, The San Francisco Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts, and was named the 2016 Honored Educator by the Society for Photographic Education. He served on the board of directors for Boston’s Photographic Resource Center, Center (formerly the Santa Fe Center for Photography), and the Society for Photographic Education. Before moving to New Mexico in 1998, he taught at Boston College and the Rhode Island School of Design. Currently he is a Distinguished Professor of Photography at the University of New Mexico.