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Thriled and honored to be one of Light Work’s Artists in Residence for 2018! I'll be based in Syracuse, NY for the month of May as I continue working on my Remember Me project. 

April 2018 

I’m doing a talk THIS FRIDAY (4/6) as part of the PhotoAlliance Lecture Series in San Francisco with artist Carlos Javier Ortiz. Hope you’ll come! 

March 2018 

Three images from Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea are being projected over downtown Los Angeles from 3/12 until 4/1. I did an interview for their blog too. 

January 2018 

Later this spring, my series on the Farms of West Oakland will have a solo exhibition at the San Francisco International Airport Museum. There's a gorgeous gallery in Teminal 2 (pre-security) and it will be on view from April 17-July 10, 2018. 

December 2017 

Excited to have six prints from Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea in an exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. The show is on view now until February 4, 2018. And I’ll be in New Orleans this Friday night for the opening. Hope to see some of y’all at PhotoNola this weekend! 

October 2017 

Snow storm, 2010, will be part of the Atlanta Celebrates Photography’s Benefit Auction on Oct. 7th. I’ll be in attendance as one of Mary Stanley’s Ones to Watch artists. 

Also as part of the ACP Ones to Watch, a selection of photos from my queer youth project are included in the group exhibition Fast Forward // Rewind at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.  

September 2017 

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea is on view at the San Francisco City College Art Gallery until Sept. 20! Call for hours.  

August 2017 

I'll be back in Portland, OR this September to help coach the Momenta Workshops. We'll focus on shooting for non-profits and generally improving your storytelling image making. Only a couple spots left, so grab one soon if you're interested!  

July 2017 

Six photographs from Queer Youth: Teddy Ebony will be on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia as part of Fast Forward // Rewind. Exhibition opens on Aug. 4 and will be up through October 14th.  

June 2017 

I'm honored to announce that four prints from Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea are now in the collection at the Chrysler Museum of Art. 

A photograph of mine will be in the 23rd Juried Exhibition at Griffin Museum in Massachusetts. Opening July 6th through Sept. 1st. You can read the Boston Globe's write up here

April 2017 

The Do Good Fund has acquired 8 prints from Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. I'm proud to be part of this phenomenal collection of Southern photography.  

I'll be in New York from April 27-30 for meetings and the New York Times Portfolio Review.  

March 2017 

Pleased to have an image from my piece for The Atlantic on urban farms be selected for the American Photography 33 book! 

February 2017 

I'll be at Ohio University on March 24-26 to judge ONPA and speak about my work.  

August 2016 

I'll be in Portland, OR soon to help coach the Momenta Workshops. Come join me! Sept 21-25. 

The NLGJA honor's Soccer on the Street with its Excellence in Journalism Award.  

A selection of images from Between the Devil are on display and for sale at the RayKo Photo Center as part of the documentary exhibition With Our Own Eyes

July 2016 

Two images from Between the Devil are at the Houston Center for Photography until Sept. 4th.  

June 2016 

Some images from my project on queer youth will be on exhibit: LGBTQ Chronicled: 1933-2016 Harvey Milk Photo Center (June 18 - July 16) 

Points of Entry/Critical Mass Top 50 exhibition, FotoFestiwal Lodz, Poland (June) 

May 2016 

PDN feature "Picture Story: A Soccer Team for the Homeless." 

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea at SpectreArts, Durham, NC (May 13 - June 3) 

April 2016 

American Photography 32 Selected 

March 2016 

I'm really pleased to announce that I'm now part of the photo collective GRAIN. For more frequent updates of work, news and press, please visit me there.  

I'll be in Salt Lake City on 3/8 for the opening of Unfolding Truth: Photographs by TheDocumentaryProjectFund. I'll also be discussing documentary photography on a panel with fellow grantees. 

February 2016 

The Virginian-Pilot wrote a piece to advance the Chrysler Museum event.  

Looking forward to an artist talk and book signing at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Va on 2/20.  

Between the Devil featured on Lenscratch. 

December 2015 

An interview to promote this month's show opening: 8 Questions with Preston Gannaway 

The Residents: An exhibition of fine art photography Show opens 12/4! 

November 2015 

So excited to be part of this year's Top 50 Critical Mass for the continuation of Remember Me

October 2015 

A limited edition print of 'Knights of Columbus Oyster Roast' is being auctioned off to support SF Camerawork on 11/7. 

September 2015 

'Snow storm' was awarded the Paul Conlan Prize (First Place) in Slow Exposures 2015 in Pike County, GA. Awesome to be part of a show celebrating the rural South. 'Knights of Columbus Oyster Roast' was also included. 

August 2015 

I'll be sitting in on a panel Friday night (9/11) during the start of Geekfest - always a good time.  

Between the Devil featured on PDN Photo of the Day

July 2015 

Opening tomorrow (7/23) SF Camerawork's Juried Exhibition HEAT, which features Between the Devil, will be up til August 22nd.  

Three prints from Out in the Hood will be on exhibit at the Davis Orton gallery in Hudson, NY through the month of August.  

May 2015 

Unbound4! an upcoming exhibition at Candela Gallery in Richmond, Va will include the hardcover book and a print of 'Snow storm.' 

Excited to have Between the Devil invited into LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph Works projection this June! 

April 2015 

'Plankers' from the book was selected for publication in American Photography 31

Interview with Pride Photo Award about Teddy's story. 

I'll be an Artist in Residence at Dickerman Prints these next few months as I build an exhibition of Between the Devil.  

March 2015 

Oxford American's Spring issue features a photograph from Between the Devil. 

Joining a panel discussion on funding personal work for Momenta's Business of Non-profit Photography Workshop at the SF Leica store.  

January 2015 

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea softcover edition on exhibit at the Griffin Museum of Photography through March 1st. 

Happy to be heading back to Chapel Hill in April for this year's The Image Deconstructed Workshop. Join us! 

December 2014 

Wonderful write up on Medium's Vantage about the book.  

Looking forward to heading down to West Palm Beach, Fla. in January to present at next year's FOTOfusion.  

November 2014 

Congratulations to all the winners in this year's College Photographer of the Year competition. It was an honor to be on the judging panel.  

The Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea softcover is on exhibit at the Davis Orton Gallery as part of the Photobook 2014 group show.  

Many beautiful images (including one from Between the Devil) are being auctioned to support RISC, which provides life-saving training to conflict photojournalists. 

October 2014 

Come join us 10/9 for the artist talk and book party ! Softcover books will be offered at a special price.  

The New York Times Lens blog features Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

September 2014 

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea book launch party and artist talk with be held at SF Camerawork on October 9th, 2014! 

August 2014 

Happy to announce I have just received a grant from the Documentary Project Fund to expand my project on LGBT youth to the Bay Area.  

July 2014 

Honored to have Teddy's story chosen among this year's winners from around the globe in the Pride Photo Award

On July 29 at 5pm there will be an opening reception and walk-through for a group show on LGBT Art at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. 

June 2014 

Looking forward to attending Review Santa Fe later this month. 

Two photographs of Teddy Ebony will be on display at SOMArts gallery in San Francisco as part of Queer Cultural Art's Body Body, Bodies show.  

May 2014 

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea opens at The Half King in Chelsea on May 13th with an artist talk moderated by TIME's Paul Moakley. The show will be on display til the end of June.  

April 2014 

So excited to be named finalist and grant winner in the 2014 Getty Images and Chris Hondros Award Fund. There's a nice write up about it on the New York Times' Lens blog.  

Teddy's story honored in NPPA's Best of Photojournalism

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea on Alt Daily

March 2014 

I'll be in Anchorage, AK from April 24-26. I'll be giving two presentations as part of the Alaska Press Club's annual conference.  

Feature Shoot highlights Remember Me

February 2014 

Two photographs of mine are on display through April 18 as part of the LaGrange Art Museum's National Biennial exhibit.  

January 2014 

I'll be in Meadville, PA on March 6-8 for a workshop at Allegheny College. More details here. 

French magazine 6 Mois features Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea on Les Dessous de L'Image

November 2013 

The Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea Kickstarter book project was successfully funded! Huge thanks to everyone who contributed! 

Upcoming show and artist talk announced: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea to show in New York May 2014 as part of the Half King Photo Series.  

Roads & Kingdoms Q&A on Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Slate.com wrote about the Teddy project: Young, Gay and Black in a Southern Town. 

October 2013 

NPPA Photo Journal: Preston Gannaway's Leap of Faith

Updated interview on The Image, Deconstructed.  

September 2013 

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea book project is now on Kickstarter! Limited edition books and prints available.  

August 2013 

Pleased to have been selected as one of the Critical Mass 2013 finalists

July 2013 

Photo story documenting Teddy Ebony is featured on Time.com's LightBox

The NLGJA names Teddy Ebony as a Young Man first place in their Excellence in Photojournalism Award

June 2013 

Looking forward to being part of the faculty of this year's Missouri Photo Workshop to be held Sept 22-28. 

A nice two page spread of photos from Queens of the Ballroom is in the 2013 Communication Arts Photo Annual

May 2013 

Two images from Queens of the Ballroom will be exhibited in the Houston Center for Photography's annual juried exhibition, curated by Lisa Sutcliffe.  

Excited to have an image from Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea selected for publication in American Photography 29.  

April 2013 

I will be speaking and doing portfolio reviews at the News Photographers Association of Canada annual conference in Calgary on April 27-28.