Grants, Awards & Commissions

Morningstar Portrait Commission, 2008,
Portraits of clients in San Francisco, L.A., Princeton, London, Leeds & Amsterdam

Illinois Arts Council Grant, 2005,
Individual Artist Fellowship

Santa Fe Prize for Photography, 2004,

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Subvention Grant, 2004,
Grant to aid in the publication of Barrio

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowship, 2002,
Individual Artist Fellowship

Portland Museum of Art “Open House” Commission, 2002,
Commission to create an installation in the renovated McLellan House

National Millennium Survey Commission, 1999 – 2000,
Commission to photograph Men’s Social Clubs for traveling exhibition and book

The Rockefeller Foundation, 1998,
Residency at the Bellagio Study & Conference Center, Bellagio, Italy

New England Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, 1995,
Individual Artist Fellowship

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 1994,
Individual Artist Fellowship

Maine Arts Commission Fellowship, 1993,
Individual Artist Fellowship

Blanche E. Colman Award, 1991,
Boston Safe Deposit & Trust Co.

Illinois Arts Council Grant, 1989,
Individual Artist Fellowship

Reed College Travel Grant, 1978,
Grant to photograph and travel by freight train across the U.S.

Public Collections

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine

Center for Documentary Studies, Durham, North Carolina

DePaul University Art Museum, Chicago, Illinois

Federal Reserve Bank, Chicago, Illinois

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

LaSalle Bank Collection, Chicago, Illinois

Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York, New York

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Illinois

Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York

Northlight Gallery at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon

Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine

Readers Digest, Pleasantville, New York

Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts

Vanderbilt University Museum of Art, Nashville, Tennessee

Selected Exhibitions

Selected Works, numberthirtyfive Gallery, New York, NY
January 2012, one person exhibition

RE: CHICAGO, DePaul University Art Museum, Chicago, Illinois
September, 2011 – February, 2012, Inaugural group exhibition

We Shall, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon
September, 2011, one person exhibition

We Shall, Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
September – October, 2010, one person exhibition

Black Is Black Ain’t, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
June 27 – October 17, 2009, traveling exhibition

Les Rencontres D’Arles Photographie, Arles, France
July 8, 2009, presentation of international photography by Yann Linsart, U.S. representative.

Documents: City Life, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
July 31 – September 4, 2009” four person exhibition

Black Is Black Ain’t, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, Michigan
February 13 – May 3, 2009, traveling exhibition

Barack Obama Senate Offices, Washington DC
2005 – 2008, suite of photographs representing Chicago

Converging Margins, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, New York, November 8, 2008 – January 11, 2009, curated by Leah Oates

Black Is Black Ain’t, The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
April 20 – June, 2008 group exhibition

Anne Harris & Paul D’Amato, Amherst College Gallery of Art, Amherst, Massachusetts, February, 2008

Presumed Innocence: Photographic Perspectives of Children, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture, Lincoln, Massachusetts, Feb, – April 2008

PIP – China Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao China
Summer 2007 – One of five photographers representing the United States

Paul D’Amato: Barrio, Stephen Daiter Contemporary, Chicago, Illinois
May 2007, one person show

Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
July 2005 – Portrait show

Pool Party, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, New York
July 2004, group show of gallery artists

Dwell: Life in the City, New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, New Orleans, Louisiana, March & April, 2002, Two Person Show

In the Company of Men, Photographs of Men’s Social Clubs, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Illinois, Sept. & Oct. 2002,

Out of Place, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, New York
September, & October, 2001 Solo Exhibition

Two Photographers, Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, Maine
August to October 2001

National Millennium Survey, Curated by James Enyeart
Fall 2000 – Fall 2001, traveling exhibition to various destinations in the U.S.

Future – Present: Contemporary Photographs of Children, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut, January – March 1999,

Occupying the Street, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine
January – March 1999, photographs from the collection

Paul D’Amato, Photographs, Loyola University Medical Center Gallery, Maywood, Illinois, August – October 1997, one person show

Eleven Artists, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, Massachusetts
November 1997 – January 1998

9 Artists, 9 Visions, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts
June – August 1996

Perspectives: Paul D’Amato, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine
April – July 1996, one person show

The Magic of Play, Grand Central Station, New York, New York
September 1995

Paul D’Amato – Barrio, Riverside Arts Center, Riverside, Illinois
March 1995, one person show

The Magic of Play, The Directors Guild, Los Angeles, California
November 1994

Paul D’Amato, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Illinois
June and July 1994, North Gallery

Paul D’Amato, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, Massachusetts
January – March 1994, one person show

Paul D’Amato, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon
December 1993 – One person show

Paul D’Amato, Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe Arizona
October 1993 – One person show

Paul D’Amato, The Emily Davis Gallery at The University of Akron
November – December 1992, one person show

Paul D’Amato: Pilsen, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, Massachusetts
January – February 1992, one person show

Almost Home, The Graham Foundation, Chicago, Illinois
December – January 1991
New Photography 6, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
October 1990 through January 1991, Three Person Show

Publications – Books

Rereading America: Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking, Colombo, Cullen & Lisle
Bedford/St Martin’s, 2010, 8th edition, pg. 329

Presumed Innocence, Photographic Perspectives of Children, Rachel Rosenfield-Lafo
DeCordova Museum Publication, 2008: Plate 78

Barrio, Photographs from Chicago’s Pilsen and Little Village, Paul D’Amato
University of Chicago Press, 2006, Monograph

From Fair To Fine, 20th Century Books That Matter, Stephen Daiter Gallery, 2006
Essay: “The Concerned Photographer”, Pages 116 to 119

City 2000, Words and images about Chicago and its People, Teri Boyd & Gary Comer, 3 Book Publishing w/ DAP, 2006. Pages 7 & 21

Couples Discourse, Miceala Amato & Joyce Robinson, Curators
Palmer Museum of Art, 2006:  Chapter on Anne Harris & Paul D’Amato, Pgs 102 to 105

Color Photography, Fifty Photographers,
Museum of Modern Art, 2005

I Sailed with Magellan, Stuart Dybek
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003, cover photograph

Chicago Photographs, Carol Ehlers
LaSalle Bank N.A., 2004: Plates 43 & 46

The Spirit of Family, Al and Tipper Gore with Gail Buckland and Katy Holmans,
Henry Holt, New York, 2002: Pages 40, 83, 85, 111, & 167.

Photographers, Writers and the American Scene: Visions of Passage, James Enyeart,
Arena Editions. Santa Fe, NM, 2002. Pages 63 to 71 & 330.

Babies – Seen by 20 Photographers, Marion Elmer,
Edition Stemmle, Zurich, Switzerland, Fall 2002

A Short Course in Photography, Barbara London & Jim Stone
Prentice Hall, New Jersey 4th ed., 2001: Pages 56, 129 & 143

Game Face, What Does a Female Athlete Look Like?, Jane Gottesman, Geoffrey Biddle, Foreword, Penny Marshall, Random House, New York, 2001: Pp. 29 & 80

Local Color, Six Contemporary Photographers, Aprile Gallant,
Portland Museum of Art, Exhibition Catalogue, 2001: Pages 2 to 4

Photographing Maine, 1840 – 2000, Bruce Brown & John Chandler, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 2000, Page 27 & CD Rom

Photography’s Multiple Roles, Denise Miller and various authors, Museum of Contemporary Photography & D.A.P. Chicago, 1998: Pages 217, 220 & 233

Celebrating Community: A Cultural Plan For Portland, Various Authors, City of Portland, Maine, 1998Pages: frontispiece, 9 &29, essay on p. 29

9 Artists/ 9 Visions: 1996, Rachel Rosnfield-Lafo, DeCordova Museum And Sculpture Park, 1996Exhibition Catalogue

Perspectives: Paul D ‘Amato, Jessica Nichol
Portland Museum of Art, 1996, Exhibition Catalogue

Publications – Magazines

Color Magazine, September 2009, “Paul D’Amato”, career profile and survey of work, pgs 68 to 79

GUP, International Photography Magazine (Amsterdam)
#20, Summer 2009, Pgs 94 to 103 , “Human theatre”, article and survey of work,

New York Times Magazine,
January 4, 2009, Portrait for Andrew Bird piece, pg 21
August 5, 2007, “All Immigration Politics Is Local”,
Cover, contents pg & pgs 30,31,32, 35 & 36
April 1, 2007, “Obama’s Narrator”, portrait of David Axelrod, pg35
December 3, 2006, “Do Immigrants make us Safer?” Pg 20
February 13, 2005, “Domains – Roger Ebert”, pgs 23 & 24
December 19, 2004, “Uncharitable?” pgs 50 & 55
April 18, 2004, “Why Were Doctors Afraid to Treat Rebecca McLester?” pg 32
November 9, 2003, “Saving Oscar”, pg 49
May 18, 2003, “What They Were Thinking”, pg 38
December 8, 2002, “What They Were Thinking”, pg 58
     July 22, 2001, “What They Were Thinking”, pg 24
January 14, 2001, “What They Were Thinking”, pg19

International Herald Tribune,
Saturday-Sunday, March 31- April 1, 2007, Portrait of David Axelrod, pg 2

New York Magazine
February 12, 2007. “Snakes In The Garden”, pg 35

Witness Magazine,
Vol. 21, 2007, Cover
Vol. 19, 2005, “Childhood in America”, Cover
Vol. 17, 2003, “Ethnic America”, Cover & pg 8
Vol. 16, 2002, “Aging in America”, Cover & pg 8
Vol. 14, 2000, “Crime in America”, Cover
Vol. 8, 1994, “American Cities”, Cover

Washington Post Magazine,
December 24th, 2006, cover and Santa Clause School article

Photo Techniques Magazine,
March/April, 2005, Cover and feature article, “Photographing Community”
pgs 27-30

Adbusters Magazine
March/April, 2007, Volume 15, number 2. Photograph
Nov/Dec 2006. Volume 14, number 6. Photograph
Reader’s Digest Magazine,
July 2003, pgs. 56-57, photograph
September 2000, Back Cover

DoubleTake Magazine,
Fall 2000, Vol. 6:4, “In the Company of Men” Photography Essay
Fall 1999, Vol. 5:4, “Life on the Line” Photography Essay
Summer 1997, Vol. 3:3, “Workers” Photography Essay
Winter 1996, Vol. 2:1, Frontispiece & pg.77
Fall 1995, Vol. 1:2, Cover
Summer 1995, Vol. 1:1- Premier Issue, “Barrio” Photography Essay

Life Magazine,
March 1998 Issue devoted to Finalists of the Alfred Eisenstadt (“Elsie” Award)
Harper’s Magazine
June 2002, Page 15
July 1997, Page 26
April 1994, Page 38
July 1993, Page 29

Chicago Tribune Magazine, 
November 3, 1996 “Barrio” Photography Essay

Utne Reader,
Sept./Oct. 1994 Page 68

Lecturer, Visiting Artist and Panels

Massachusetts School of Art, Boston, Massachusetts, visiting artist, 2011
Yale School of Art, Yale University, New Haven CT, visiting artist, 2010
Filter Photo Portfolio Review, Chicago, IL, reviewer, 2009
Gary Cultural Center, Gary, IN, juried show, curator, 2009
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, lecturer, 2009
Amherst College, Amherst, MA, visiting artist, 2008
Printer Row Book Fair, Chicago, IL “A Thousand Words” Panel discussion, 2007
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, lecturer, 2007
Yale School of Art, Yale University, New Haven CT, visiting artist, 2005
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL, “Company of Men,” gallery talk, 2002
LaSalle Bank, Chicago, IL, lecture, 2002
Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY, gallery talk, 2001
Yuma Symposium, Yuma, AZ, visiting artist, 2001
Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, ME, “Influence and Process,” lecturer, 2000
S.U.N.Y. Purchase, Purchase, NY, lecturer, 1999
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME. biennial show gallery talk, 1999
Maine Photo Cooperative, Portland, ME, lecturer, 1999
Photo Resource Center, Boston, MA, lecturer, 1998
Danforth Gallery, Portland, ME, lecture series, 1998
Portland Cultural Center, Portland, ME, Celebrating Community panelist, 1998
Roswell Artist in Program, Roswell, NM, lecturer, 1997
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME, biennial show panelist, 1997
DeCordova Museum of Art, Lincoln, MA, 1996
Columbia College, Chicago, IL, spring lecture series, 1996
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME, lecturer, 1996
Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, lecture, 1995
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA, lecture, 1994
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, lecture, 1993

Selected Bibliography

Creative Loafing Atlanta, August 12, 2009, Cinque Hicks,”Documents: City Life”
Artforum, Oct.  2008, Huey Copeland, “The Blackness of Blackness” pp. 151 & 152
Chicago Tribune, May 29, 2008, Alan Artner, “Black Is Black Ain’t Goes Deep” Arts, p.3
Chicago Tribune, May 27, 2008, Charles Storch, “Image Bank” Arts, pp 1 & 7
Chicago Tribune, July 6, 2007, “D’Amato photos reveal power and tenderness”, p. 10
Time Out Chicago, June 26, 2007, Jeremy Ohmes, review of Stephen Daiter Show, 71
Chicago Tribune, Nov. 2006, Caolyn Alessio, “Panoramic views of Mexican culture”, review of Barrio, pp 1 & 6 – 7
Down East Magazine, Oct. 2006, “The way Life Is?” pp 80-81
Chicago Sun-Times, Nov. 12 2006, Kevin Nance, “A Portrait of Pilsen”, review of Barrio, p. 11B
The New York Sun, July 29, 2004, David Grosz, “Pool Party at Yossi Milo”
The New York Times, July 23, 2004, Ken Johnson, “Pool Party”, Yossi Milo group show
New York City Newsday, July 23, 2004, Ariella Budick, “The Prism of the Pool”
The Washington Post, June 27, 2001, Jennifer Frey, “The Universal Joy of Playing Like a Girl”, review of Game Face, pp. C1 & C11
The New Yorker, Sept. 24; 2001, review of Yossi Milo show
The Village Voice, Sept. 12, 2001, Vince Alletti, “Voice Choices,” pp. 78-79
New York Times, Aug. 27, 2000, Deborah Weisgall, “Wilderness That’s Everyone’s,” pp. A27
Maine Times, Feb. 3, 2000, Edgar Allen Beem, “Who Are the Important New Artists?” pp. 1, 7 & 8.
Casco Bay Weekly, Dec. 24, 1998, Sarah Goodyear, “Portrait of the Artist: Anne Harris and Paul D’Amato” pp. 1, 12-15
Seattle Weekly, Jan. 31, 1996, Eric Saigliano, Review of DoubleTake Magazine, pp. 2
Reflex, Feb. 1996, Lois Allen, “Blue Sky Gallery, Alternative Goes Mainstream,” pp 12
Casco Bay Weekly, May 16, 1996, Scott Southerland, “Back From the Barrio,” pp. 23-24
Boston Globe, June 11, 1996, Christine Temin, “The Work on New DeCordova: Cool,” pp. 73
Boston Pheonix, June 21, 1996, Christopher Millis, “Vision Quest, 9 Artists/9 Visions,” pp. 11
Sunday Press Herald, June 30, 1996, Philip Isaacson, “The Raw Material for Fine Art Photos,” pp. E3
Art New England, Oct./Nov. 1996, Miles Unger, “9 Artists/9 Visions,” pp. 28
Times Record, Sept, 28, 1995, Virginia Wright, “Maine Artist Fellowship Winners,” pp. 17-18
New York Times, Sept. 29, 1995, Charles Hagen, “The Magic of Play,” pp. C18
New York Times, Oct. 8, 1995, DoubleTake Magazine Review, pp. 41
Library Journal, Oct. 15, 1995, Eric Bryant, DoubleTake Review, pp. 98
Chicago Tribune, June 3, 1994, Abigail Forester, “Summer Exhibitions,” pp. 69
Chicago Tribune, July 8, 1994, Abigail Forester, Museum of Contemporary Review, pp. 69
Lawndale Bilingual, July 14, 1994, Haley Carlton, “Photo Exhibit Showcases Pilsen,” pp. 31
Maine Sunday Telegram, June 13, 1993, Phillip Isaacson, “Maine Coast Artist Show, Strongest,” pp. 5E
Camden Herald, July 22, 1993, Jennifer Morrissey, “Photographer Captures Mexican Community,” pp. 13
Columbia Daily Spectator, Oct. 26, 1990, Susan Funkenstein, “Colorful, Dramatic and Candid,” pp. 1 & 3.
Antiques and the Arts Weekly, Nov. 2, 1990, review of MOMA show
Sunday Star Ledger, Nov. 11, 1990, Stefan James, “MOMA Show, Focus on Human Condition,” pp. 1-2
New York Observer, Nov. 19, 1990, A. D. Coleman, “Affectionate Homage to Film Noir”
The Village Voice, Nov. 20, 1990, Vince Alletti, “New Photography 6, at MOMA”
New York Times, Nov. 23, 1990, Roberta Smith, “New Photography 6 at MOMA”


Professor, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois
Fall 2001 to the present
Graduate Program Coordinator, 2009 to the present
Full time faculty in the B.F.A. and M.F.A. programs
Teach: Graduate Seminar, Documentary Photography 1, The Documentary Book, Senior Thesis, Advanced Color, Foundations of Color Photography, Advanced Digital Printing

Associate Professor, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine
Fall 1988 to Spring 2001
Department Head
Taught: Senior Seminar, Junior Seminar, Documentary Photography,
Studio Lighting, Intermediate Photography, Color Photography

Contributing Photographer, DoubleTake Magazine
Fall 1995 to 2001

Instructor, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois
Spring 1986 to Spring 1988
Taught: Intermediate B&W Photography

Gallery Co-director, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon
April 1981 to September 1982

Instructor, Marylhurst College, Portland, Oregon
1981 & 1982
Taught: History of Photography, Introduction to Photography

Museum Intern, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
Summer 1981

Professional Service

Columbia College Chicago:
Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Photography
Spring 2009 to the present
Department Head Search Committee
Fall 2010/Spring 2011
Member of Graduate Policy Council
Fall 2009 to the present
Head of Graduate Program Steering Committee
Fall 2009 to the present
Curriculum Committee in the Photography Department
Fall 2008
Head of the Photography Department Search Committee
Spring 2009

Coordinator of the Documentary Courses
Fall 2003 to the present
Photography Department Search Committee Member
Spring 2005 and Spring 2006
Curriculum Committee in the Photography Department
Photography Department representative to the Faculty Retreat
2003, presentation of work in the session on community
Columbia College Council
Fall 2001 to Spring 2003

Maine College of Art:
Department Head of the Photography Department
1997/1998 to 1999/2000
Personnel Committee
Academic Affairs Committee
Photography Department Search Committees
Painting and Drawing Search Committee
Graphic Design Search Committee
Winter Session Committee
Film Society Director


Yale University School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut, MFA 1985

Reed College, Portland, Oregon, BA 1980