Self Portrait during Urban Exploration

Self Portrait during Urban Exploration

A Short Vita

Russ Rosener has been fascinated by optics and light since receiving a Looking Glass at the age of 7. Shortly after that he began working in the black and white darkroom and developing his own prints and 8mm home movies. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester New York. His college teaching career began at Washington University, where he taught photography, Video, and digital imaging. Currently he teaches at St. Louis College of Pharmacy and St. Louis Community College. Although he began working with Adobe Photoshop in 1991, his love for Film and Darkroom photography has never diminished. His work has been exhibited in St. Louis, Los Angeles and the Czech Republic.

Recent Awards & Activity

Honors Award, Art St. Louis. Spring of 2014 for "Silence and Noise".

Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award. St. Louis Community College 2013.

Artist in Residence Photography. St. Louis Artists' Guild 2013

Curated Exhibition "Silver in the Digital Age" at St. Louis Arists' Guild 2012.


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