Born in Detroit in 1934, Jerry Uelsmann received his B.F.A. degree at the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1957 and his M.S. and M.F.A. at Indiana University in 1960. He began teaching photography at the University of Florida in Gainesville in 1960 and in 1974 became a graduate research professor of art at the university. Uelsmann received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1967 and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1972. He was a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, a founding member of The Society of Photographic Education and a former trustee of the Friends of Photography. Uelsmann’s work was exhibited in more than 100 individual shows in the United States and abroad. His photographs are in the permanent collections of many museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Chicago Art Institute, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Bibliotheque National in Paris, the National Museum of American Art in Washington, the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the National Galleries of Scotland and the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto.